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Shane Clary, SSI Contributor

Shane Clary, Ph.D., is Security Sales & Integration’s “Fire Side Chat” columnist. He has more than 37 years of security and fire alarm industry experience. He serves on a number of NFPA technical committees, and is vice president of Codes and Standards Compliance for Pancheco, Calif.-based Bay Alarm Co.

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Shane Clary's Latest Posts

Read: 3 Surefire Steps to Better Impress Fire and Life-Safety Prospects

3 Surefire Steps to Better Impress Fire and Life-Safety Prospects

Expert tips to successfully woo prospective fire and life-safety customers.

Read: 5 NFPA Codes to Consider When Maintaining Fire Alarm Systems

5 NFPA Codes to Consider When Maintaining Fire Alarm Systems

How you maintain a fire alarm system could be the difference between life and death. Here’s how to address this matter.

Read: Smoke and CO Detector Workshop Reveals Alarming Industry Issues

Smoke and CO Detector Workshop Reveals Alarming Industry Issues

A recent smoke alarm workshop presentation detected low consumer education.

Read: How Mass Notification Can Add RMR to Your Next Alarm Project

How Mass Notification Can Add RMR to Your Next Alarm Project

Mass Notification Systems (MNS) is a growing field with revenue opportunities in the corporate, healthcare and education markets.

Read: How to Help Reduce Unwanted Fire Alarms

How to Help Reduce Unwanted Fire Alarms

Budget-strained Fire Departments can benefit from collaborating with alarm companies.

Read: Heed Hazards of Clean & Dry Agent Systems

Heed Hazards of Clean & Dry Agent Systems

Fire/life-safety professionals need to learn risks before deploying clean and dry agent suppression systems.

Read: Fire Side Chat: Specialized Systems Take Unique Protection & Suppression Paths

Fire Side Chat: Specialized Systems Take Unique Protection & Suppression Paths

While a water mist system has unique advantages in a variety of special applications, the use of a system across a whole building may not be advantageous.

Read: Get Your Feet Wet in Sprinkler System Basics

Get Your Feet Wet in Sprinkler System Basics

Familiarize yourself with some specialized suppression systems.

Read: Quell Any I&T Qualification Concerns

Quell Any I&T Qualification Concerns

Chapter 14 of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, is the only chapter that is retroactive.

Read: Putting the Future of Signal and Data Transmission Possibilities Into Focus

Putting the Future of Signal and Data Transmission Possibilities Into Focus

Looking into how tomorrow the technology of today will impact the alarm systems of tomorrow.

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