August 31, 2004
When the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) granted approval of a new standard allowing data networks to be used to report fire alarm and other life safety-related signals to central monitoring facilities, the move heralded a new age in life safety. By approving Formal Interpretation (FI) 72-99-1 and Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) 99-3, NFPA took the first step towards nearly instantaneous transmission of life-safety alarms.
December 31, 2001
The term integration is currently being heard throughout the electronics industry, particularly associated with software-based systems. However, the integration of fire and security systems has been around for years, making a small yet vital mark in the systems integration market.
April 30, 2001