Some unwanted alarms are a necessary evil in the overwhelmingly greater good of saving lives and property. However, the movement to impose verification practices continues to be... read more
Most people take power for granted without realizing how many daily activities rely on it — until failure occurs. Nowhere is this truer than for fire/life-safety systems. A... read more
Just as in real estate it’s all about location, the same can be said for heat detectors. Knowing the rules, best practices and insider tips to properly space these devices... read more
Though early fire detection is usually associated with smoke detectors, there are applications where a heat detector further enhances the preservation of property and life safety.... read more
As critical as the components of a fire/life-safety system (e.g. fire alarm control panels, smoke detectors, strobes, sirens) are, they matter little if they fail to get a signal... read more
How can dealers rise above the new norm of home-automation noise? The answer partly lies in selling value-add features and services that remind homeowners even though convenience... read more
Electronic security contractors can now view SecuritySales.com content on a Web site optimized for their smartphones. read more
The creation of and changes to fire/life-safety codes, standards and regulations does not occur in a vacuum. Fire systems professionals should minimally keep on top of how these... read more
Unfortunately, there is no shortage of security systems installations gone wrong — sometimes with devastating and fatal consequences. Two in particular serve as departure... read more
Conscientious fire systems professionals realize they not only need to keep abreast of current codes and standards but also keep their ear to the ground to be prepared when... read more
Tom Connaughton is Director, Life Safety & Security Services, for Intertek, the product testing and certification firm. He joins the conversation to discuss trends and... read more
Accurate recordkeeping is essential to be successful in any business enterprise, but for fire systems contractors it could be a matter of life or death. Brush up on the... read more
Honeywell reshuffled its vaunted life-safety business and reached into its well of veteran talent to appoint a leader of a new umbrella organization. In an exclusive interview,... read more
Thanks to advances in electronics and microcomputers, fire/life-safety devices and systems have become one of the world’s best lifesaving success stories. And that story... read more
On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI) has partnered with emergency communications product provider Code Blue to provide clients with a single interface...
Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell plans to launch a 2014 training program, which will offer more courses than in previous years and will cover a wide...
Tyco announced today it has acquired Westfire Inc., a provider of fire protection services with operations in the United States, Chile and Peru....
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