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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: 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.

Read: How to Properly Protect Public Transit

How to Properly Protect Public Transit

Follow public transit life-safety best practices by getting up to speed on NFPA 130, “Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Service.”

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.

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