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Go with the Flow – Benefits of Fire Sprinkler Monitoring

Stu Tisdale

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On April 28th In Fire
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  Fire sprinkler systems play a very important role in fire protection for most commercial and residential buildings. Often fire sprinkler systems are used to provide fire protection by releasing water or other fire extinguishing agents to limit the damage to a building and its contents. There are various types of sprinkler systems available depending […]

Don’t Miss ADI at ISC West 2015

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On April 13th In ADI Corporate Messages,Communications,Fire,Intrusion,Video Surveillance
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Are you heading out to Las Vegas this week for ISC West 2015? If so, you’re invited to visit ADI at booth #12031 to see and test some of the latest technologies in Intrusion & Z-Wave®, Connected Home Solutions, Access Control, Video Surveillance, Communications, Mass Notifications, Fire, and more. Our team is putting the final […]

System Sensor’s CO Detectors are the Answer to 2015 Life Safety Laws in New York

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On March 26th In Fire
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In late December last year, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo signed two life safety bills into law. These NEMA-supported bills require restaurants to install carbon monoxide detectors. Because New York City maintains its own codes, separate from New York State, the legislature passed two separate bills. One modifies the city’s code and one modifies the […]

Why is Low Frequency So Important?

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On March 4th In Fire
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We’ve been trained to evacuate a building when emergency alert horns and horn strobes sound during a fire event. Ideally you would respond as soon as you hear the audible device, but what happens if you’re sleeping and unable to react right away? What if you’re hard-of-hearing? Studies conducted by the National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA) […]

No Landlines Needed with Honeywell’s New 4G Fire Communicator for AlarmNet Services

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On October 16th In Fire
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As traditional telephone companies continue to switch their technology from Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) this change in the way landline telephone calls are transmitted can in some cases cause the failure of digital alarm signals to reach the central station. This can be particularly troublesome for end-user fire […]

NICET Training at Your ADI Branch

Stu Tisdale

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On October 2nd In Fire
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Many states and local jurisdictions are now requiring that personnel who are engaged in the installation and service of fire alarm systems be certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET). There are four levels of NICET applicable certifications that can apply to our industry, these being Levels I-IV which corresponds to […]

Carbon Monoxide Detection Saves Lives

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On June 17th In Fire,Life Safety
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With new legislation and the expansion of State Carbon Monoxide (CO) laws, there has been an increased focus on Carbon Monoxide (CO) detection. CO, often knows as the silent killer, can easily prevented and its small additional can help save lives and provide peace of mind. Let’s start by discussing what CO is, where it […]

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On March 19th In Fire
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Getting Started in Educational Life Safety Systems – Part Two

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On October 15th In Fire,System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts
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In our last blog discussion we detailed some of the legal and licensing issues involved in the selling and installation of life safety systems for schools. Today we’ll finish up that topic with a few more very important points that dealers who are new to this market segment need to know. Public School Board Policies […]

Getting Started in Educational Life Safety Systems – Part One

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On October 10th In Fire,System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts
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If your traditional business is the installation of intrusion and video surveillance systems, you might be missing a golden opportunity if you don’t include life safety projects in your business plan. There are hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually on fire alarm, mass notification, panic systems, and other technologies by all types of educational […]