A number of high-value, high-security facilities across the country have implemented Silent Knight’s FAAST (Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology) aspiration detector from System Sensor to provide highly accurate, early-warning smoke detection.
Commercial fire alarm panels traditionally have not been one of the most dynamic product development areas within the security industry — a situation that has arisen, some say, because of heavy code requirements. In recent years, however, fire alarm panel manufacturers have introduced several new capabilities that can save business customers money, enhance system performance, and even generate new recurring monthly revenue (RMR).
Addressable fire alarm systems would appear to be tailor-made for the K-12 educational market — and many schools already have adopted the technology, simplifying maintenance and providing more detailed information in the event that the local fire department must be called in. Yet, budget issues have prevented some schools from installing addressable fire systems and have prevented some schools with older addressable systems from obtaining the latest generation of the fire alarm technology.
About a year and a half ago, Protex Central in Hastings, Neb., saw a potential growth opportunity in mass notification systems (MNS) and made the decision to devote significant resources to developing marketing, sales and installation capabilities that would allow the company to take advantage of that opportunity.
Code Blue Corporation, Holland, Mich., recently reported that it entered into a partnership with Canada-based Guardly Corp., a company that has an established mobile safety and security platform and set of mobile applications for commercial public safety uses. This partnership will allow Code Blue to enhance its incident initiation and response solutions.
When GateWay Community College’s Director of Facilities Charlie Poure originally came on board as a Maricopa County Community College District facility director, he was disheartened to discover seven buildings on the 30-acre campus outfitted with different brands of obsolete fire alarm systems and faulty wiring.
Last week, Tyco Integrated Security (TycoIS) acquired Atlanta-based Carter Brothers’ Fire and Life Safety business for an undisclosed amount. Following the sale, Carter Brothers will transfer its commercial security business to one of its affiliates.
As the cover asserts,security systems integration work is in demand from all corners of the market, giving 2019 Top Systems Integrators boundless opportunities in traditional systems as well as on fast-growing hosted/managed security solutions.
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