In September's "Fire Side Chat" we talked about false alarms and how they can overwhelm public agencies, such as firefighters and police personnel, impact municipal budgets, and how end users are often fined to offset the negative monetary effects.
October 31, 2009
A man's home is his castle, or so the adage goes. Naturally along with this famous saying comes the feeling of safety and security, misplaced as it often is for a surprising number of homeowners are killed in home fires every year.
September 30, 2009
St. Charles, Ill.-based System Sensor announces its full line of i3Series photoelectric smoke detectors with sounders. These two- and four-wire models generate an 85 dBA temporal tone and are ideal for residential applications, according to the company.
SSI Staff · September 20, 2009
System Sensor’s i³ line of smoke detectors has received ETL listing from Intertek, a provider of quality and safety solutions serving a ...
July 08, 2009
St. Charles, Ill.-based System Sensor now provides a full range of accessories that expand the versatility and usability of InnovairFlex duct smoke detectors into a wide range of applications.
SSI Staff · June 30, 2009
While some home and business owners may view security monitoring as a discretionary expense during hard economic times, life safety remains a key selling point that is helping dealers and integrators fight attrition rates.
April 30, 2009
Compatibility is something with which anyone who installs code-compliant fire alarm systems must be concerned. Unless one manufacturer’s smoke detector is listed as ...
March 31, 2009
Sprinkler systems are an important part of an end user’s overall fire protection program. Not only are these systems often required by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), but ...
By Al Colombo · February 28, 2009
Elevators are like a proverbial double-edged sword — on the one hand they save a lot of time ...
By Al Colombo · January 31, 2009
Where there's fire, there's smoke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more fire victims die from smoke and toxic gases than from burns. The most important part of installing any smoke detector is understanding why it is necessary in the first place and why it should be placed in a certain location. There is no doubt smoke detectors save lives, but that is a fact far too many people take for granted.
January 31, 2009