No matter what your level of technical expertise, one area that can cause confusion is the proper bonding and grounding of electrical systems such as ...
March 31, 2009
I can remember at an early age the mystery in learning a secret code. It was a way to feel important because only you and a select group really understood how to communicate with this order of the secret code. Now that we are older and either have, or are working on, a profession the fancy of childhood codes has passed. But as some have learned ...
July 31, 2008
Inspector's Boot Camp (IBC), a provider of hands-on education for fire alarm system testing and maintenance, is now including National Training Center's (NTC) Fire Alarm Systems Design and Installation brown book with its class materials.
March 04, 2008
When the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) granted approval of a new standard allowing data networks to be used to report fire alarm and other life safety-related signals to central monitoring facilities, the move heralded a new age in life safety. By approving Formal Interpretation (FI) 72-99-1 and Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) 99-3, NFPA took the first step towards nearly instantaneous transmission of life-safety alarms.
December 31, 2001
The term integration is currently being heard throughout the electronics industry, particularly associated with software-based systems. However, the integration of fire and security systems has been around for years, making a small yet vital mark in the systems integration market.
April 30, 2001