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Potter Acquires Harrington Signal, 2 Other Life-Safety Brands

Potter Electric Signal Co. struck a deal with Harrington Signal of Moline, Ill., to acquire three leading product lines in the fire alarm industry: Harrington Fire Alarm, Evax Systems and CPG Signals.

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PERS is a term that is gathering familiarity in the electronic security industry vernacular. Known as personal emergency response systems, these monitored devices are designed to summon help in the event of various urgent situations such as when an elderly person falls. May 31, 2009

The Oklahoma Blood Institute called on STAMPSCO Fire & Security to design and overhaul its fire/life-safety system to accommodate multisite operations in two states. The integrator provided a solution that includes voice evac, expandable networking and remote monitoring. April 30, 2009

The federal stimulus package has allocated $53.6 billion to the U.S. Department of Education that will provide funding for the installation of fire/life-safety systems in ... March 31, 2009

Located in the heart of the MetroWest master-planned community in Orlando, Fla., a new Italian-style village center called ... By Rodney Bosch · October 31, 2008

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is lauding the International Code Council (ICC) after its recent vote to require all new ones- and two-family homes to be equipped with home fire sprinklers. October 01, 2008

TeleAlarm, provider of emergency response systems, has acquired SafetyCare monitoring center, according to company officials. April 18, 2007

Tyco Fire and Security and MTG Engineering, a company focusing on intelligent guidance and information systems combined with material technologies and techniques, have signed a strategic partnership and exclusive distribution agreement for MILS emergency evacuation assistance systems. Under the terms of this agreement, Tyco companies around the world will sell, service and install MILS solutions. April 01, 2007

In 2004, there were 1.56 million fires attended by fire departments across the United States, with more than a half-million taking place within a structure of some type. An overwhelming majority of them, 410,500 to be exact (78 percent), took place in a home, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) of Quincy, Mass. Shane Clary · November 30, 2006

Security companies can now do more than merely help their customers detect a fire in progress. The Fireblanket, distributed by ADI of Mellville, N.Y., offers dealers an unusual opportunity to be proactive in fire protection, not just fire detection. SSI Staff · December 31, 2004

A building full of venomous spiders, snakes, lizards, insects and creepy-crawly things - Eeeooooooh! It's enough to make anyone's hair stand on end. Yet this was the very environment where American Detection Specialists Inc. of Springfield, Mo., installed an award-winning wireless security system. By Robin Gray · February 28, 2002


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