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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

Fairport, N.Y.-based Bosch Security Systems has added support for Inovonics' commercial wireless platform, Echostream, to its G Series control panels. SSI Staff · December 31, 2007

System Sensor, a manufacturer of fire detection and notification products, has released a white paper on system-connected carbon monoxide (CO) detectors to remind security dealers, installers and distributors that CO system notification appliance circuits are more reliable when they adhere to UL's life-safety supervision requirements. November 29, 2007

Addressable technology is making fire alarm systems more effective, reliable and valuable than ever by pinpointing the precise location of trouble. Discover the many benefits these systems offer fire alarm system providers, their customers and the general public. April 30, 2007