Associate Editor Ashley Willis talks with Mobotix Chief Sales Officer Dr. Magnus Ekerot about what the industry can expect in terms of technology for 2013. Read on as Ekerot tackles that question and explains how Mobotix can aid integrators in growing their businesses.
Ashley Willis · November 14, 2012
Fire/Life-Safety standards endure much analysis and scrutiny by a number of committees and interested parties en route to ratification. As these decisions affect installing professionals, it is wise to be familiar with the process and participate where and when appropriate.
By Shane Clary · November 01, 2012
While NFPA 72 is the most widely referenced document for installing fi re system contractors, the codes and standards it contains are a distillation from a host of other influential organizations and governing bodies. Being a true professional means understanding not just what these directives are but also the how and why.
By Shane Clary · September 30, 2012
How many times have you been in a public place and heard an announcement that was impossible to recognize? What if the message was an evacuation order for assistance in exiting a burning building? Learn the critical facets of speech intelligibility and how to test for it.
By Bob Dolph · September 03, 2012
New requirements for total coverage, remote alarm indication, audible and visible notification, mass notification systems, and evacuation messages are among the many changes in store for the latest version of NFPA 72. Get a jump on what you’ll need to know to satisfy AHJs with an overview of the updated National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.
By Shane Clary · September 03, 2012
The NFPA 72 standard, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, has long been the most highly referenced and respected guide for building managers, AHJs and fire systems contractors alike. The recently adopted 2013 edition contains several important changes to support the mission of protecting lives and property within built environments.
By Shane Clary · July 31, 2012
Vivint Vice President of Operations Steve Dixon and Central Station Manager Amy Becht offer best practice tips on operating an effective central station.
Ashley Willis · July 16, 2012
As in other professions entailing a high level of skill, toiling in fire/life safety demands practitioners adhere to a well-defined and stringent set of regulations, codes and guidelines. Whether you plan to design, install or service systems, find out what is expected.
By Shane Clary · July 01, 2012
The heightened attention given to CO detection in recent years is reflected in updates to the International Residential Code and NFPA 720. Learn what these changes are, their importance, and when and where not to apply them.
By Shane Clary · June 12, 2012
Three female executives suggest ways for women to progress in the security industry.
Ashley Willis · April 11, 2012