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How Service Providers Should Deliver Quality Fire Alarm Service

Tech Electronics service supervisor Mark Bicknell relays tips and responsibilities for fire alarm service providers to remember.

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The widely adopted wireless protocol for control and automation products and services can also provide a robust platform for smoke and carbon monoxide detection. By Mark Walters · September 23, 2014

Document presents guidelines for the complete end-to-end testing of integrated fire and life-safety systems, providing minimum requirements for such increasingly complex security solutions. Shane Clary · September 22, 2014

The 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo will offer 150 education sessions, in addition to hands-on training and networking events. Rodney Bosch · June 05, 2014

Schneider Electric’s Jim Pauley will succeed James Shannon as the National Fire Protection Association’s president. January 28, 2014

Hughes Associates, a fire protection engineering consultant, has acquired Kodiak Fire & Safety Consulting for an undisclosed amount. October 01, 2013

Just as in real estate it’s all about location, the same can be said for heat detectors. Knowing the rules, best practices and insider tips to properly space these devices helps ensure they deliver system alerts as intended. By Shane Clary · September 30, 2013

In no small part due to increased real and perceived dangers, more than ever educational institutions are looking to electronic and physical security solutions to make campuses safer. This is opening opportunities for integrators, but only those well-versed in the specific requirements and codes this market demands.  September 08, 2013

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) in digital format. It will be available in PDF and through the National Fire Codes Subscription Service All Access (NFCSS). August 21, 2013

As critical as the components of a fire/life-safety system (e.g. fire alarm control panels, smoke detectors, strobes, sirens) are, they matter little if they fail to get a signal transmitted during an emergency. Thus it is essential system designers ensure uninterrupted circuit pathways, an area that has recently been updated. July 31, 2013

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has appointed Paul Silva, customer service manager for Wayne Alarm Systems, as the Central Station Alarm Association’s (CSAA) voting member to their NFPA 72 Supervising Station Systems Committee. July 29, 2013


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