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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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Understanding the mass notification/emergency communication codes, planning process and available technologies can open a new market of opportunities for dealers. Conducting a thorough risk analysis and making the most of its findings is key ... May 10, 2011

New standards for emergency communications detailed in 2010 NFPA 72 are expected to bring new business opportunities for fire installers, physical security integrators and other contractors that have the proficiency to install appliances used in mass notification systems (MNS). By Rodney Bosch · December 12, 2010

Honeywell Life Safety has launched a Web site to provide up-to-date information on all aspects of emergency communications systems (ECS) and mass notification systems (MNS) ... October 17, 2010

Honeywell Life Safety has launched a new Web site ( to help integrators and end users keep up with evolving life-safety codes and standards, best practices and solutions ... September 07, 2010

The need for accurate, timely info has always been a problem, but recently civilian and government authorities decided it was time to do something about it. By Al Colombo · January 31, 2010

Mass notification, a relatively new development in life safety, can be defined as "a technology that provides real-time information to groups of individuals within large buildings, campus settings, geographic regions, or entire nations." By Al Colombo · December 31, 2009

Building upon basic voice communication systems, new mass notification platforms can integrate multiple technologies to communicate via public address, digital signage, texting, E-mail and more. For security contractors that adeptly maneuver through issues unique to the market, opportunities can be expected to follow. By Rodney Bosch · August 23, 2009


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