Archive for 'Fire Alarm Systems'

Take Care of Your Security Systems

January 2nd, 2013

Welcome to 2013!  Since we have entered a new year, it is a good time to evaluate your plans for maintaining your security systems.  As with any electronic systems, security systems need care and attention to stay in good working order.  Here are some questions you should answer as you think about your systems: When […]

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New Technologies for Fire Alarm System Communication Can Help You Save Money

November 28th, 2011

If you have a commercial fire alarm system protecting your business, it is likely that you are aware of the ongoing expense of paying for two telephone lines for monitoring that system.  The National Fire Alarm Code requires a dedicated primary telephone line and a backup telephone line (which can be shared) for all monitored […]

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Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

November 2nd, 2011

It is that time of year again–the time when we fire up our furnaces, space heaters, and other indoor heat sources.  Indoor heating systems that burn fuel create carbon monoxide (CO) as a by-product of the fuel combustion that generates heat.  Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless so it can be a silent killer as […]

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How Loud is Your Smoke Detector?

June 6th, 2011

How loud is your smoke detector?  You might be wondering why it matters.  I often talk to business owners and homeowners who think they have enough coverage with battery-powered smoke detectors that are not monitored.  By saying “monitored,” I mean smoke detectors that are tied into an alarm system that will report any alarm signals […]

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