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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.

Read: What Do You Think of These Proposed Updates to NFPA 72?

What Do You Think of These Proposed Updates to NFPA 72?

Proposed updates to NFPA 72 include definitions for cybersecurity and minimum hearing distance, new annex material on obstructions and more.

Read: Predicting How IoT and AI Will Affect the Future of Fire Systems

Predicting How IoT and AI Will Affect the Future of Fire Systems

Fire and life-safety expert Shane Clary believes in the near future fire systems will lean more toward the use of wireless Internet or intranet as opposed to radio frequencies.

Read: The Future of Fire Detection and Alarms

The Future of Fire Detection and Alarms

Smoke detectors and alarms are migrating from just the detection of smoke, to combination detectors and multicriteria detectors.

Read: How Fire Alarm Communications Have Evolved Over the Decades

How Fire Alarm Communications Have Evolved Over the Decades

Fire and life-safety expert Shane Clary examines fire alarm communications’ past, present, and where he believes it will end up.

Read: ISO Technical Committee Explores Electrically Operated Sprinklers

ISO Technical Committee Explores Electrically Operated Sprinklers

An ISO committee recently requested provision for use of electrically operated sprinklers as part of fire suppression systems.

Read: Here’s What a Researcher Found After Putting Multisensor Smoke Detectors to the Test

Here’s What a Researcher Found After Putting Multisensor Smoke Detectors to the Test

Fire-safety expert Shane Clary traveled to the U.K to attend Interflam 2019, where he examined an academic study on the causes of false fire alarms.

Read: How to Properly Protect Public Transit

How to Properly Protect Public Transit

Follow public transit life-safety best practices by getting up to speed on NFPA 130, “Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Service.”

Read: Pets Need Fire Safety Too: Suppression and Detection Requirements for Animal Facilities

Pets Need Fire Safety Too: Suppression and Detection Requirements for Animal Facilities

When there are no local requirements, alarm dealers should turn to NFPA 150, “Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities Code,” to keep animals safe.

Read: Make Sure You Know These Fire Protection Standards for Telecom Facilities

Make Sure You Know These Fire Protection Standards for Telecom Facilities

Regardless of whether a Telecommunication facility is manned or unmanned, should a fire break out, communications will be disrupted. Here’s how to help prevent such an event.

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