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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: How Security Associations Helped Clarify ‘Essential’ Status

How Security Associations Helped Clarify ‘Essential’ Status

When lockdown orders began to be issued, certain areas did not directly list fire alarm and life-safety systems as being “essential.” Here’s how security associations stepped up.

Read: Latest Proposed NFPA 72 Updates Address Definitions, Cybersecurity

Latest Proposed NFPA 72 Updates Address Definitions, Cybersecurity

There are a number of proposed additions to NFPA 72 in regard to area of refuge systems and the notification to responding forces of individuals that may still be within a building.

Read: Examining Recent Advancements in Heat and Smoke Detection

Examining Recent Advancements in Heat and Smoke Detection

Over the years, heat detectors have evolved so that their time of detection is shortened and when used properly, can provide detection in areas that smoke detectors cannot venture into.

Read: What Do You Think of These Proposed Updates to NFPA 72?

What Do You Think of These Proposed Updates to NFPA 72?

Proposed updates to NFPA 72 include definitions for cybersecurity and minimum hearing distance, new annex material on obstructions and more.

Read: Predicting How IoT and AI Will Affect the Future of Fire Systems

Predicting How IoT and AI Will Affect the Future of Fire Systems

Fire and life-safety expert Shane Clary believes in the near future fire systems will lean more toward the use of wireless Internet or intranet as opposed to radio frequencies.

Read: The Future of Fire Detection and Alarms

The Future of Fire Detection and Alarms

Smoke detectors and alarms are migrating from just the detection of smoke, to combination detectors and multicriteria detectors.

Read: How Fire Alarm Communications Have Evolved Over the Decades

How Fire Alarm Communications Have Evolved Over the Decades

Fire and life-safety expert Shane Clary examines fire alarm communications’ past, present, and where he believes it will end up.

Read: ISO Technical Committee Explores Electrically Operated Sprinklers

ISO Technical Committee Explores Electrically Operated Sprinklers

An ISO committee recently requested provision for use of electrically operated sprinklers as part of fire suppression systems.

Read: Here’s What a Researcher Found After Putting Multisensor Smoke Detectors to the Test

Here’s What a Researcher Found After Putting Multisensor Smoke Detectors to the Test

Fire-safety expert Shane Clary traveled to the U.K to attend Interflam 2019, where he examined an academic study on the causes of false fire alarms.

Read: California Law Protects Alarm Companies From User Permit Fines, Fees

California Law Protects Alarm Companies From User Permit Fines, Fees

An amendment to the California Alarm Act prohibits law enforcement agencies and others from directly billing alarm companies for fines incurred by users responsible for obtaining or renewing a permit.

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