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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 the Industry Is Pressuring AT&T to Postpone Sunset

How the Industry Is Pressuring AT&T to Postpone Sunset

The alarm industry has reached out to AT&T to request that they hold off on the sunset until Dec. 31, 2022.

Read: NFPA Tackles Fuel Gases Detection With New Standard

NFPA Tackles Fuel Gases Detection With New Standard

If you are a provider of residential systems, you should become familiar with the requirements within NFPA 715.

Read: Analyzing Risk When Designing Mass Notification Systems

Analyzing Risk When Designing Mass Notification Systems

Risk identification should be done at the beginning of a project, but also throughout a project and in the case of an MNS, for the duration of the system.

Read: Shop Drawings 101: Do You Know the Minimum Requirements?

Shop Drawings 101: Do You Know the Minimum Requirements?

Shop drawings should not be confused with engineering drawings. Here are the minimum requirements according to NFPA 72.

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.

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