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Shane Clary, SSI Contributor

Shane Clary, Ph.D., is Security Sales & Integration’s “Fire Side Chat” columnist. He has more than 37 years of security and fire alarm industry experience. He serves on a number of NFPA technical committees, and is vice president of Codes and Standards Compliance for Pancheco, Calif.-based Bay Alarm Co.

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Read: Understanding the Basics of Arc & Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

Understanding the Basics of Arc & Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

Over the years, AFCI and GFCI devices have been developed to further the NEC’s mission of preventing fires and electrocution, but how much do you really know about them?

Read: Sharpening Your Wiring Skills: Key Points From NFPA 70

Sharpening Your Wiring Skills: Key Points From NFPA 70

Throughout NFPA 72 there is reference to another code that both the designer and installer of fire alarm systems need to understand and follow: NFPA 70, “National Electrical Code.”

Read: Are You Up to Date on These Recent Changes to Alarm Notification Requirements?

Are You Up to Date on These Recent Changes to Alarm Notification Requirements?

There have been several changes over the past few years in regards to notification appliances. Fire-safety expert Shane Clary brings you up to speed.

Read: Don’t Get Hosed: Refresh Your Suppression Systems and Standards Knowledge

Don’t Get Hosed: Refresh Your Suppression Systems and Standards Knowledge

Familiarize yourself with various types of fire suppression systems and where installation standards can be found.

Read: Here’s How Manufacturers Are Stepping Up Their Fire Alarm, CO2 Wares

Here’s How Manufacturers Are Stepping Up Their Fire Alarm, CO2 Wares

Fire safety expert Shane Clary shares what fire and life-safety products from Honeywell, Potter Electric and more caught his eye at ISC West.

Read: Advice: Stop Relying Solely on Floor Plans and Start Taking Pictures

Advice: Stop Relying Solely on Floor Plans and Start Taking Pictures

Shane Clary presents real-world examples of how pictures and site visits can fill in the details that floor plans may miss during systems design.

Read: A PSA on Public Emergency Alarm Systems

A PSA on Public Emergency Alarm Systems

Public emergency alarm reporting systems consist of alarm boxes and alarm processing equipment that communicate on a wired or wireless network(s).

Read: How UL, New Tech Is Targeting Nuisance Smoke Alarms

How UL, New Tech Is Targeting Nuisance Smoke Alarms

Check out the new testing standard being cooked up by UL to help combat kitchen-related nuisance alarms, as well as the latest in detector technology.

Read: CO2 Standards: Do You Know the Dangers of Carbon Dioxide?

CO2 Standards: Do You Know the Dangers of Carbon Dioxide?

You know all about carbon monoxide, but are you up to date on CO2 standards in the fire code? Fire safety expert Shane Clary breaks them down.

Read: Here’s What’s on the 2018 Agendas of the NFPA, ICC & FCAC

Here’s What’s on the 2018 Agendas of the NFPA, ICC & FCAC

Get ready for a busy year on the codes and standards front. Here are the major issues the NFPA, ICC and FCAC will be looking at this upcoming year.

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