Electronic security contractors say ‘Alarmageddon’ will hit when devices become so intelligent that they no longer need the security industry. Learn what security alarm installers can do to survive this potentially grim dilemma.
By Larry Folsom · March 20, 2015
Installed in January, the new fire alarm was supposed to alleviate nuisance alarms that were common with the Capitol’s legacy system.
SSI Staff · March 18, 2015
Nominations are being accepted for the 10th annual Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award program.
SSI Staff · March 10, 2015
Dynamark Security Centers has integrated Alarm.com’s Image Sensor to its central station software to offer video verification, and has partnered with Encore Controls to provide fire monitoring for all installations.
SSI Staff · March 04, 2015
The North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District is concerned about the effectiveness of fire alarms after local phone company TQC Communications suddenly closed, resulting in the loss of hundreds of landlines. Many of the fire alarms rely on land line phone service to work.
SSI Staff · March 03, 2015
The $329.5 million cash transaction will allow Tyco to offer customers a full range of fire-safety solutions across both fixed and portable detection.
SSI Staff · February 27, 2015
The state’s alarm association tells its members a state senator has proposed two bills that could once again usher in monopolistic fire alarm monitoring by fire districts.
Rodney Bosch · February 27, 2015
An Underwriters Laboratories test revealed that new homes built with oriented strand board beams burn eight times faster than older homes built with solid beams. Firefighters urge homeowners to have an escape plan in place, as well as installing smoke alarms outside every bedroom.
SSI Staff · February 24, 2015
Fire/life-safety professionals report rising awareness — and confidence in — wireless fire detection systems.
SSI Staff · February 20, 2015
Reviews for Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarms have not been favorable, with consumers claiming the devices are prone to false alarms that cannot be turned off. One customer said the smoke detector failed to go off when an actual fire occurred.
SSI Staff · February 17, 2015