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The Importance of Backflow Testing and Compliance for Your Fire Sprinkler System

Posted on: July 15, 2017

Image credit: Wikipedia How this important technology keeps public water systems safe – and why you need to have yours inspected A typical building derives its water supply from the city water main adjacent to it, which feeds all of its water needs, including the sprinkler system installed to fight fires. The owner or manager […]

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Why Every Component of Your Life Safety System Should Be Tested at the Same Time

Posted on: July 15, 2017

You won’t know If they work together unless they’re tested together Life Safety systems that protect commercial structures from fire, smoke, and other natural disasters utilize a wide variety of equipment and technologies, including: Sprinklers Alarms Stairwell pressurization systems Elevator safety systems Emergency and exit lighting Pull stations Smoke detectors Emergency and standby power systems […]

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A Security System is the Cornerstone of a Smart Home

Posted on: July 14, 2017

Your home isn’t ‘smart’ unless it’s secure Across the U.S., many modern homes have been installed with smart technology. The definition of what makes a residence “smart” varies, but real estate giant Coldwell Banker and the technology publication CNET teamed up in an attempt to standardize its meaning: “A home that is equipped with network-connected […]

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The Role of Bidirectional Amplifier Systems in Fire Safety

Posted on: July 14, 2017

New codes in Broward County may require you to boost the signal Bidirectional amplifier (BDA) systems, aka “signal boosters,” have been used in the cellular industry for a number of years to promote reception in places like the lower floors of tall buildings, stadiums, basements, and tunnels. And the public safety industry has been using […]

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Why (and How) Annual Fire Extinguisher Maintenance is Required

Posted on: July 13, 2017

It’s an OSHA regulation. There are many things that come with “set it and forget it” promises, but fire extinguishers aren’t one of them. You may never use them. But what good is a safety precaution that fails you if the unexpected does happen? It’s for this reason that the Department of Labor and the […]

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The Importance of Correcting Deficiencies in your Fire Sprinkler System

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Don’t make the mistake of failing to maintain your best line of fire defense While installing fire sprinklers in your commercial or residential building is a pivotal step to protect your property and people, regular fire sprinkler system maintenance is also incredibly important to guarantee that your system is always working properly. To be sure […]

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Did You Know that Home Smoke Alarms Need to be Replaced Every 10 Years?

Posted on: July 12, 2017

Learn why you should prioritize maintenance of this vital fire safety equipment. When is the last time that you replaced the smoke alarm in your home? If you can’t remember, it’s likely been longer than 10 years. And according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), that means that you’re due for a replacement. Smoke […]

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The Surprising Benefits of Proper Fire Extinguisher Maintenance and Inspection

Posted on: July 11, 2017

An experienced technician goes above and beyond making sure that your fire safety equipment works Annual maintenance of fire extinguishers is often looked at as just another business expense. In reality, it’s a necessity to comply with certification under NFPA 10. NPFA 10 is a set of guidelines established by fire safety professionals with the […]

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New Wireless Technology is Poised to Revolutionize the Fire Alarm Industry

Posted on: July 11, 2017

The safety industry is adopting wireless solutions on a wide scale Some in the fire community have hesitated when it comes to unproven technological trends. For example, while other industries jumped on the wireless bandwagon as early adopters, the safety industry paused because of a rational concern that new equipment wouldn’t work as they were […]

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Learn Why GSM Radio Technology is Quickly Replacing Landlines in Fire and Security Systems

Posted on: July 10, 2017

How does fire and security monitoring work without a phone line? And what are the benefits? For the past several decades, most fire and security systems used POTS (aka “plain old telephone service”) lines to communicate with a central-monitoring system. But the way our society connects is changing. According to a Pew Research Center study, […]

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