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Security Central CEO Says Firm ‘Not Responsible For Any Delay’ in Deadly Elder Facility Fire

Brett Springall states the monitoring firm completed its dispatch request to authorities 34 seconds after receiving alarm signal from retirement complex.


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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

Hewlett Packard’s (HP) 2014 HP Internet of Things study reveals that home security systems are easily hacked, especially those connected to the cloud, primarily due to inadequate password authentication. Jason Knott · February 16, 2015

Businesses and homeowners are being reminded of a false alarm ordinance that comes with a fine. SSI Staff · February 04, 2015

The fire protection and security company reported revenue of $2.5 billion, a 2% increase on an organic basis. Its Global Products segment led with organic growth of 10% SSI Staff · January 30, 2015

Police in the North Carolina municipality responded to 35% fewer accidental alarms in 2014 compared to the previous year. The fire department, however, has not fared as well. SSI Staff · January 27, 2015

Tyco has acquired Commercial Wireless System International (CWSI) to help broaden its wireless fire detection technology offering. SSI Staff · January 21, 2015

Security systems integrators need to know the difference between central station service and simply having signals received at a listed supervising station. Shane Clary · January 21, 2015

What does David Pakech of Fire-Lite Alarm, Silent Knight and Honeywell Power, expect to be the major fire/life-safety market developments for 2015? Find out in the latest Under Surveillance blog. SSI Staff · January 15, 2015

In a lawsuit filed by the father of three children killed in a 2011 house fire, the contractor was accused of not installing a smoke detection system during a renovation project. SSI Staff · January 14, 2015

The program works to ensure that electricians have the knowledge, training and experience to perform their jobs at the highest, safest level possible. SSI Staff · January 08, 2015




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