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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 COVID-19 Upturned Fire Safety

How COVID-19 Upturned Fire Safety

COVID-19 threw a wrench into project plans for many integrators, as proposals were put on hold and NFPA and ICC meetings moved online.

Read: How Well Do You Know NFPA 1221?

How Well Do You Know NFPA 1221?

While NFPA 1221 is not a Standard that is generally thought of within the fire alarm industry, all practitioners should have an understating of the document.

Read: ‘Pots in a Box’ Solution Shows Promise, But Brings Questions

‘Pots in a Box’ Solution Shows Promise, But Brings Questions

Released by AT&T and manufactured by DataRemote, the solution is designed to be installed within a premises to replace plain old telephone systems (POTS) that may be serving the facility.

Read: Getting to the Bottom of Low Frequency Sounders

Getting to the Bottom of Low Frequency Sounders

Certain fire departments are requiring low frequency sounders be installed retroactively due to being more effective at waking “at-risk” individuals.

Read: UL Sets Guidelines to Address Working From Home

UL Sets Guidelines to Address Working From Home

UL is in the process of making revisions to UL 827, Standard for Central-Station Alarm Services, to address central station employees working from home.

Read:  Proposed NFPA 13 Updates’ Impact on How Fire Sprinklers, Systems Interact

 Proposed NFPA 13 Updates’ Impact on How Fire Sprinklers, Systems Interact

Fire and life-safety expert Shane Clary reviews proposed changes to NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

Read: Proposed NFPA 72 Changes Address Remote Programming, DACT

Proposed NFPA 72 Changes Address Remote Programming, DACT

Fire and life-safety expert Shane Clary reviews additional proposed changes to NFPA 72. Topics include cybersecurity, supervising station alarm systems and more.

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.

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