SSI logo

Fire Side Chat

Top Story

Fire Side Chat: NFPA 72 Requirements for Installing Gas Detection Systems on Fire Alarms

If you install fire alarm systems, get better acquainted with NFPA 72 with the help of SSI columnist Shane Clary.

Latest in Fire Side Chat

Combination fire-intrusion alarm systems are a viable life-safety and security solution, providing they adhere to NFPA guidelines. Key considerations include nothing impeding the fire detection function and that it also supercedes security alarm signaling. June 22, 2011

Backed with the mandates set forth by codes and bolstered with new technologies, the fire/life-safety market offers robust sales opportunities. Success is predicated on deriving necessary state and local credentials, and knowing the local building authority’s requirements and procedures ... By Al Colombo · May 15, 2011

Proper fire detection is essential not only for life safety but also to avoid false alarms or system malfunctions that could cost the business a bundle. In particular, this holds true for financial institutions ... By Al Colombo · March 20, 2011

Though not as quick to migrate to IT network signal transmission as other systems installed by security contractors, fire/life safety is nevertheless following suit. Find out the latest technology and code developments in this emerging area. By Al Colombo · February 13, 2011

Maintaining power is one of the foundations of any fire/life-safety system. Find out the codes, standards and calculations you need to know to make sure batteries deliver when needed. By Al Colombo · January 11, 2011

A Q&A session addresses code compliance challenges associated with projected beam smoke detectors, annunciators and keypads. By Al Colombo · December 06, 2010

Al Colombo addresses comments prompted by the September's column, "Finding Faults in Fire Systems." By Al Colombo · October 31, 2010

Al Colombo discusses the simple -- yet vital -- steps to better ladder safety. By Al Colombo · September 28, 2010

Of all the troubles that fire alarm technicians are likely to encounter, ground-faults are one of the most difficult to locate and fix. When a ground-fault does occur in a fire alarm system, any number of things can take place. August 31, 2010

An important part of what makes fire/life-safety systems easy to sell is that municipal and county governments, by way of sanctioned building departments and knowledgeable inspectors, have established laws or ordinances mandating their installation and maintenance ... By Al Colombo · August 05, 2010

Latest Download!
Due to the complex nature of quoting in Excel, if you make one little formula flub, everything in your beautiful template turns into a mess of error messages, which slows down your quote delivery time.



Don't miss out! Subscribe to Security Sales & Integration magazine today. - Security Sales & Integration


View all security resources & downloads