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Watch Your Language (and Fire Codes)!

Monitoring Matters columnist Kevin Lehan discusses the impact of NFPA 72 code revisions on authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) and central stations.

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If a new national standard is issued on the use of copper pipes or the size of a home's septic tank, the attention span of an electronic security and life-safety contractor goes right down the drain. If it has nothing to do with wiring, annunciators and controllers, dealers and integrators don't want to hear anything of it. December 31, 2005

November 30, 2005

Life safety is one of the most important elements associated with buying or building a new business or home. Prospective buyers are likely to insist on smoke protection and carbon monoxide (CO) detection when considering a new purchase. This is especially true in residential structures where smoke often kills before the flames reach the occupants or where CO can severely injure or kill when it goes undetected. September 30, 2005

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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