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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: Pets Need Fire Safety Too: Suppression and Detection Requirements for Animal Facilities

Pets Need Fire Safety Too: Suppression and Detection Requirements for Animal Facilities

When there are no local requirements, alarm dealers should turn to NFPA 150, “Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities Code,” to keep animals safe.

Read: Make Sure You Know These Fire Protection Standards for Telecom Facilities

Make Sure You Know These Fire Protection Standards for Telecom Facilities

Regardless of whether a Telecommunication facility is manned or unmanned, should a fire break out, communications will be disrupted. Here’s how to help prevent such an event.

Read: Mass Notification: Intelligibility is NOT Optional

Mass Notification: Intelligibility is NOT Optional

NFPA 72 national fire alarm and signaling code lays out guidelines property owners must achieve with voice evacuation and mass notification systems.

Read: A Review of Training Required to Install Fire Alarm Systems

A Review of Training Required to Install Fire Alarm Systems

Fire safety expert Shane Clary delves into training and certifications required to install fire alarm systems, as well as where to obtain them.

Read: 6 Things to Take Into Account When Using Smart Devices for Fire Safety

6 Things to Take Into Account When Using Smart Devices for Fire Safety

Fire and life-safety expert Shane Clary shares some considerations for ensuring smart smoke alarms and video cameras are installed for their intended use.

Read: Growth of Legalized Cannabis Increases CO2 Detection Demand

Growth of Legalized Cannabis Increases CO2 Detection Demand

As more and more states legalize cannabis in some capacity, growers must ensure certain safety precautions are implemented, especially carbon dioxide detection.

Read: How to Ensure Your Shop Drawings Meet NFPA Standards

How to Ensure Your Shop Drawings Meet NFPA Standards

Fire expert Shane Clary shares exactly what information must be included on shop drawings in order to meet NFPA 72 standards.

Read: Impending and Potential Code Changes Affecting the Fire Alarm Industry

Impending and Potential Code Changes Affecting the Fire Alarm Industry

Fire expert Shane Clary reviews a busy year in the NFPA standards and codes department, with an eye on 2019 happenings.

Read: Innovations and Insights From Security Essen 2018

Innovations and Insights From Security Essen 2018

Shane Clary shares interesting alarm verification and image detection products found at the 2018 Security Essen trade show.

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?

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