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Read: $1M Panic Alarm System Is on the Blink, N.C. School District Wants it Fixed

$1M Panic Alarm System Is on the Blink, N.C. School District Wants it Fixed

An investigation by The Charlotte Observer discovered Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials did not run the $1.75 million investment by the school board.

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Read: State of Residential Security 2020: Dealers Discuss Pain Points, Strategies to Succeed

State of Residential Security 2020: Dealers Discuss Pain Points, Strategies to Succeed

Executives from four installing security contractors delve into DIY, the dearth of qualified technicians and the uphill battle to inform customers.

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Read: Johnson Controls to Release UL 268-Compliant Smoke Detection Sensors

Johnson Controls to Release UL 268-Compliant Smoke Detection Sensors

Next year the new UL 268 7th edition standard will require smoke sensors, detectors and smoke alarms to pass more than 215 new or revised performance tests.

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Read: Cracking the Code: What You Need to Know About Panic Hardware

Cracking the Code: What You Need to Know About Panic Hardware

Navigating the codes surrounding the use of panic hardware can be a challenge for specifiers. This guide will let you know when it is required, as well as define the available options.

Read: TMA/SSI Monitoring Technology Marvel Award Opens for Nominations

TMA/SSI Monitoring Technology Marvel Award Opens for Nominations

The Marvel Award honors innovations in monitoring technology. The winning organization will be announced at ESX 2020 and featured in SSI.

Read: Potter Acquires TowerIQ, a Specialist in Wireless Life-Safety Systems

Potter Acquires TowerIQ, a Specialist in Wireless Life-Safety Systems

Potter will expand its capabilities in life-safety and emergency communication systems by providing wireless communications technology.

Read: 2020 Security Industry Hot Topics: 10 Subject Matter Experts

2020 Security Industry Hot Topics: 10 Subject Matter Experts

Gain insights from subject matter experts who discuss market drivers, regulations, technology, consolidation, valuations and more.

Read: Reviewing 2019’s Trends Through Security’s Most Impactful News Stories

Reviewing 2019’s Trends Through Security’s Most Impactful News Stories

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine revisits the major security stories and trends of 2019, including the top 10 most impactful news events.

Read: Tech Systems Earns TMA Five Diamond Designation

Tech Systems Earns TMA Five Diamond Designation

The designation is granted annually to monitoring centers that satisfy commitment to all requirements of the “five points of excellence.”

Read: Alula Takes Home CES Product of the Year Honors for BAT-Connect

Alula Takes Home CES Product of the Year Honors for BAT-Connect

The communicator, which brings interactive features to legacy security systems, won the Mark of Excellence Award for Security and Surveillance category.

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