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Consumers: Nest Protect Smoke Detectors Prone to False Alarms

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…


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The Technology Issue December 03, 2014

The global security and fire protection company offered voluntary separation packages to certain workers in its U.S. operations in recent months, and those at the SimplexGrinnell site who accepted are mostly expected to depart by the end of December. SSI Staff · December 03, 2014

A visit to the biennial Essen Security expo in Germany offered updates on how technology such as wireless detection and aspiration smoke detection are impacting Europe, and what might be heading toward U.S. product development. Shane Clary · November 24, 2014

The proposed ordinance requires that CO detectors be installed within 10 feet of any area used for napping or sleeping, and that one detector be installed for every 1,000 feet of sleeping or napping areas. SSI Staff · November 20, 2014

The recently-approved law springs from a rash of false alarms throughout the Terrebonne Parish. It applies only to excessive false alarms that result from faulty equipment. SSI Staff · November 14, 2014

Don’t overlook requirements regarding runner/technician service to the protected premises and stipulations about who can conduct inspection and testing of systems. Shane Clary · November 13, 2014

Honeywell reports strong organic sales and double-digit earnings growth during the 3rd quarter. The Automation and Control Solutions segment that includes the security and safety businesses did particularly well with a 9% sales increase (vs. 5% overall). Hence, Honeywell is raising its EPS projections 11%-12%. Scott Goldfine · October 17, 2014

United Systems has acquired Absolute Fire & Safety and has created a new division to deliver specialized fire and safety services to commercial businesses throughout Colorado. SSI Staff · October 16, 2014

After a contentious debate, community leaders passed an ordinance to make excessive false intrusion and fire alarms illegal in parts of the parish. SSI Staff · October 14, 2014

From cameras to access control platforms to video surveillance recording, these new solutions are increasing the efficiency and quality of work for security integrators. SSI Staff · October 08, 2014




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