Fire Safety



Fire Alarm Trends to Keep an Eye On

Barry Sangirardi

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On May 26th In Communications,Fire
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Installing fire prevention systems can be steady work. Since the industry is driven by Fire Code, every building holds the potential for a sale if you work in the Fire/Life Safety field. However, it seems as though the Fire Category has not seen as many advancements that others in the Security Industry have, but the [...]

Don’t Miss ADI at ISC West 2017

Stu Tisdale

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On March 23rd In A/V,Access,ADI Corporate Messages,Audio/Video,Communications,Events,Fire,Intrusion,IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video,Life Safety,Networking,Video Surveillance
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Featuring a Newly Redesigned Show Booth and the Return of ADI’s AV Technology Pavilion If you are going to be at the 2017 ISC West show in Las Vegas you won’t want to miss everything there is to see at the ADI booth #12031. ADI will be premiering a brand new redesigned booth at this [...]

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 [...]

Honeywell Cable – Striped Fire Wire: Standing out in a Crowd

Stu Tisdale

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On September 23rd In Fire,Installation & Cabling,Wire and Cable
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When you’re 30 feet off the ground in a lift basket in a dimly lit warehouse, isolating a cable in a bundle of red fire cables can be challenging, to say the least.  While you toil away trying to isolate the right cable, your boss is beginning to wonder why it’s taking so long to [...]

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 [...]

ADI Features Wireless Fire Solutions, Intrusion, Home Automation and More at ESX

John Sullivan

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On June 7th In ADI Corporate Messages,Fire,Intrusion
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  At ADI our goal is to serve our customers by providing the products and services that will help them grow their businesses. The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) also focuses on the needs of electronic security integration and monitoring companies. Each year, this event helps professionals in the electronic security industry learn about the newest [...]

What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Cable and Connectors

Stu Tisdale

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On April 13th In Uncategorized,Wire and Cable
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Cable and connectivity is the unsung hero or our industry. There are very few products, if any, that do not need to be connected to something else via wire or cable.  That being said, the sale and use of low-grade counterfeit cabling is a growing issue that poses a problem too large to ignore. At [...]

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 [...]

Tips for Choosing a Home or Commercial Intrusion System

Stu Tisdale

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On May 27th In Intrusion
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According to the FBI, every 15 seconds a burglary is committed in the United States. It’s no wonder that home and business owners are installing increasingly sophisticated intrusion systems to help protect their properties. And while today’s intrusion systems offer progressively robust life-safety features, many now include lifestyle and convenience functions such as remote controls [...]

Why is Low Frequency So Important?

Stu Tisdale

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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) [...]