The benefits of video technology are being extended from surveillance and intrusion detection to assisting in fire detection and verification. Find out what considerations, practices and codes figure prominently for successful deployment.
By Al Colombo · September 20, 2011
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) requested Congress to amend two bills that would allow fire protection in buildings to include fire detection and suppression.
July 11, 2011
The advanced multi-criteria fire detector by System Sensor of St. Charles, Ill., combines four separate detection methods into one product.
SSI Staff · May 24, 2011
Potter Electric Signal Co. of St. Louis releases the PFC Series, IP-based addressable fire panels with a full complement of modules, detectors, notification devices and voice evacuation systems.
SSI Staff · May 10, 2011
Annual report points up the need for installing security and fire systems contractors to be diligent in providing the latest life-safety products to residential customers. Discover how regular maintenance services and education are helping reduce
May 08, 2011
An estimated 2,000 Thanksgiving Day residential fires occur annually in the United States, resulting in an average of 5 deaths, 25 injuries and $21 million in property loss ...
November 02, 2010
System Sensor of St. Charles, Ill.'s announces the FAAST fire alarm aspiration sensing technology, an aspirating detector that draws air samples into its sensor through a pipe network.
SSI Staff · June 29, 2010
Despite a national push to require fire sprinkler systems in new hotels and motels, a study by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) found that many older hotels can legally avoid installing sprinklers.
June 10, 2010
Silent Knight of Northford, Conn., introduces the IntelliKnight 5600 control panel, a 25-point addressable fire alarm system.
SSI Staff · May 30, 2010
During 2003-2007, U.S. fire departments responded to approximately 380,000 home fires a year. The fires caused a large number of civilian deaths and an average of 13,160 reported civilian fire injuries. Additionally, the fires produced $6.4 billion in direct property damage.
May 27, 2010