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Massachusetts Town Discovers Buildings’ Fire, Security Alarms Are Lacking

The Princeton Board of Selectmen recently discovered that fire and security alarms installed in town buildings, including the police station, are not being monitored by a central monitoring station.


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The Princeton Board of Selectmen recently discovered that fire and security alarms installed in town buildings, including the police station, are not being monitored by a central monitoring station. SSI Staff · August 03, 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

Tozour Energy Systems is afraid that the bankrupt casino will run out of funds in bankruptcy court and will not pay the more than $250,000 it owes. SSI Staff · September 24, 2014

The company recalled the alarms after discovering that the audible fire alarms that are used in nine Siemens, Desigo, Cerberus and Faraday alarm systems may not sound during a fire. SSI Staff · September 24, 2014

The school district’s elementary schools would be outfitted with new video surveillance and fire alarm systems, among other upgrades. SSI Staff · September 09, 2014

The University of Maryland plans to upgrade fire alarm systems in 11 facilities on the campus. SSI Staff · March 27, 2014

Take our January Security Science Quiz! By Jeffrey Zwirn · January 09, 2014

Some unwanted alarms are a necessary evil in the overwhelmingly greater good of saving lives and property. However, the movement to impose verification practices continues to be one of the industry’s most volatile areas. See where you stand with the latest developments. By Shane Clary · December 01, 2013

Conscientious fire systems professionals realize they not only need to keep abreast of current codes and standards but also keep their ear to the ground to be prepared when requirements change. Cut through the din of hundreds of recent proposed ICC fire code changes with this overview of those that matter most. By Shane Clary · June 02, 2013

Getting people bombarded by today’s constant cacophony of sounds and stimuli to react to fire alarms with the urgency for which they were intended has become a critical challenge. Drawing their attention when it means the most demands providers strictly adhere to code and design and install systems to meet stringent requirements. April 30, 2013




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