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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: Inside the NFPA’s Proposed Standard for Remote Inspections

Inside the NFPA’s Proposed Standard for Remote Inspections

NFPA 915 Standard for Remote Testing will “provide minimum requirements for remote inspections to deliver an equivalent or improved result as that which would be obtained with other inspection methods.”

Read: NFPA Hears Need for Remote Inspections

NFPA Hears Need for Remote Inspections

Formed prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the NFPA technical committee on remote video inspections looks to have proposals for a new standard submitted by June.

Read: Fire Codes and Standards Changes for 2021

Fire Codes and Standards Changes for 2021

Fire and life-safety expert Shane Clary provides an overview of what the NFPA, International Code Council and Fire Code Advisory Committee have been up to.

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.

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