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Early Warning Fire Detection for Small Spaces

Stu Tisdale

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On October 10th In Fire,Life Safety
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Most Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) systems on the market are geared for large areas, roughly 2000 square feet or more in size. These systems are designed specifically to detect smoke and fire activity in open spaces and large areas where smoke dilution and stratification can occur as the smoke is either stretched across a large [...]

For IT Components, Smoke Damage is Killer

Stu Tisdale

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On August 12th In Communications,Fire,Installation & Cabling,Networking
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While fire damage is costly and can destroy a company’s physical assets, there is another factor that comes into play when it comes to fire which is the irreversible damage to IT and telecom equipment that is caused by smoke. It has been found that 95% of damage caused by a fire within telecom facilities [...]

Industry Trends to Watch in 2016

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On December 29th In Uncategorized
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As the old year rolls into 2016, it’s time to consider some of the trends that have the potential to change our industry in the future.  While some of these topics may be considered as threats to security and low-voltage contractors, within each potential problem is an opportunity for astute companies to get ahead of [...]

Are Your Installations Being Protected Properly?

Stu Tisdale

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On June 18th In Fire,Power
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Do you know if your surge protector is still providing protection for your Fire Alarm Control Panel? Or did it do its job and sacrifice itself to protect your equipment? These are critical questions, and most of the time, will be met with a puzzled look. Most surge protectors do NOT remove AC power load [...]