SSI’s Most Read Fire/Life-Safety News Items for 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION encourages readers to reflect on the many developments that have transpired in the electronic security industry during the past 12 months. To that end, the SSI staff has compiled a series of ‘Top 10’ lists based on reader popularity. Following are the 10 most viewed news items on the Fire/Life-Safety channel on in 2012:

Acquisition Leads Former Honeywell Execs to the PERS Market

[Jan. 3, 2012] Chicago-based private equity firm Generation3 Capital (Gen3) has purchased LogicMark, a personal emergency response systems (PERS) manufacturer.

Mt. Prospect to Establish Wireless Network to Monitor Fire Alarm Systems

[Jan. 11, 2012] The Northwest Central Dispatch (NWCD) will monitor all new commercial fire alarm systems here, eliminating central station monitoring, according to a plan approved by the Mt. Prospect Board of Trustees.

Apartment Complex Installs Fire Alarm Communicator, Cuts Costs

[Feb. 28, 2012] With Avalon Luxury Apartments’ phone line expenses totaling $1,530 a month, ASG Security installed Honeywell’s IPGSM-DP fire alarm communicators in the complex’s 17 buildings.

McCormick (S.C.) Pursues Ordinance to Reduce False Fire Alarms

[March 14, 2012] The town council here unanimously approved the first reading for a false fire alarm ordinance, reports the Index-Journal.

Water Mist Fire Protection Product Earns UL-Listing

[Feb. 21, 2012] UTC Climate, Controls & Security Systems company Marioff Corp., a developer of water mist fire protection technology, announced that its HI-FOG water mist fire protection system has received Underwriters Laboratory (UL) listing for use in Ordinary Hazard Group 1 (OH1) applications.

Court Prohibits Illinois Fire District From Monitoring Alarms

[August 16, 2012] Following a years-long legal battle, a federal court issued a modified permanent injunction against the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District, which orders the district to cease all fire alarm monitoring activities.

Holland Township (Mich.) to Fine Offenders for False Fire Alarms

[April 24, 2012] The Board of Trustees here approved a false fire alarm ordinance that will require repeat offenders to pay $750 for each false alarm.

Honeywell Expands Gas, Flame Detection Portfolio With Acquisition

[Jan. 28, 2012] To expand its gas and flame detection, and monitoring solutions, Honeywell has acquired Fire Sentry Corp., a fire detection and control products provider. Terms of the deal were not released.

Industry Efforts Cause Elk Grove Village (Ill.) to Pull Fire Alarm Ordinance

[Feb. 2, 2012] The Elk Grove Village board has pulled a proposed fire alarm ordinance thanks to strong efforts by the Illinois Electronic Security Association (IESA) and community leaders here.

Fire-Lite Alarms’ Certificate Renewal Program Helps Installers Earn CEUs

[Feb. 3, 2012] Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell has launched a training certificate program that allows fire alarm installer to qualify for continuing education units (CEUs).

Fire Officials: CO Incidents Doubled Since 2003

[Oct. 16, 2012] There were an estimated 80,100 carbon monoxide (CO) incidents in 2010, nearly double the 40,900 reports in 2003, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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