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Read: Fire Side Chat: Video Can Prove Valuable in Fire Applications

Fire Side Chat: Video Can Prove Valuable in Fire Applications

The benefits of video technology are being extended from surveillance and intrusion detection to assisting in fire detection and verification. Find out what considerations, practices and codes figure prominently for successful deployment.

Read: Fire Side Chat: Cracking the Code for Elevator Safety

Fire Side Chat: Cracking the Code for Elevator Safety

Determining fire alarm priorities when elevator emergency phones are involved illustrates the need to sometimes fill in the blanks when situations fall outside the realm of existing codes. Having a third phone line or simply leaving it up to an AHJ are two potential solutions.

Read: 7 Ways to Conduct Voltage Drop Calculations

7 Ways to Conduct Voltage Drop Calculations

Voltage drop is critical to the proper operation of devices attached to a fire alarm system. Nowhere is this as true as with notification appliance circuits (NACs) that connect to a fire alarm control panel. Seven steps show how to do the calculations.

Read: How a Fire-Intrusion System Can Be a Dynamic Selling Tool

How a Fire-Intrusion System Can Be a Dynamic Selling Tool

Combination fire-intrusion alarm systems are a viable life-safety and security solution, providing they adhere to NFPA guidelines. Key considerations include nothing impeding the fire detection function and that it also supercedes security alarm signaling.

Read: Fire Side Chat: Igniting Your Fire System Sales

Fire Side Chat: Igniting Your Fire System Sales

Read: How to Be a Detection Detective

How to Be a Detection Detective

An inquiry concerning a campus-affiliated residential multiple dwelling provides a launching point to explore fire system code requirements. Find out how to solve such challenges and where to turn for further guidance.

Read: Fire Side Chat: Providing Protection They Can Bank On

Fire Side Chat: Providing Protection They Can Bank On

Proper fire detection is essential not only for life safety but also to avoid false alarms or system malfunctions that could cost the business a bundle. In particular, this holds true for financial institutions.

Fire Side Chat: Entrusting Networks With Life Safety

Fire Side Chat: Battery Life’s Key Role in Life Safety

Fire Side Chat: Decoding NFPA Code Requirements

A Q&A session addresses code compliance challenges associated with projected beam smoke detectors, annunciators and keypads.

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