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How to Maximize Existing Fire Alarm Systems by Adding Intelligible Voice Communications

Get answers to questions on how to guide conversations about retrofitting existing fire alarm panels with mass notification capabilities.


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The patent-pending battery, with a companion mobile app, combines a lithium battery and Wi-Fi in a 9V battery form factor. SSI Staff · March 27, 2015

The American Gaming Association argues the Department of Homeland Security has not ranked gaming as a priority industry. SSI Staff · March 24, 2015

Orthodox Jews observing the Sabbath — held from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday — will oftentimes leave a hot plate or a stove burner on overnight to keep food warm to avoid violating a stricture against working. SSI Staff · March 23, 2015

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




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