The National Systems Contractors Association (NCSA), based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has launched and will host its inaugural Mass Notification & Emergency Communications (MNEC) Symposium at Northern Virginia Community College’s Anandale, Va., campus, on November 14.
Security dealers are rethinking the way they design and install commercial fire systems in the wake of new intelligibility requirements for emergency communications for those systems. Here’s what dealers need to know about the new requirements, what tools exist to help in meeting them and what to do when complying with requirements just isn’t a viable option.
Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell, Northford, Conn., hit a homerun for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Toronto Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate team, through the replacement of its stadium’s old, damaged fire system with a new Fire-Lite Alarms addressable fire system offering more robust surge protection.
AES Corporation, Peabody, Mass., announced that its AES-IntelliNet 7788F-C series Fire subscriber, 7705i-C central station receiver, and its 7170-C MultiNet transceiver earned the Canadian ULC listing as a “Fire Communicator for use with Network and Cellular communication paths” - “CAN/ULC S561-03 Installation And Services For Fire Signal Receiving Centres And Systems.”
Honeywell Power Products, Northford, Conn., announces its new Web app. The Power Supply Selector Web app helps installers and equipment wholesalers' sales staff quickly determine the appropriate power supply for fire alarm, video, intrusion and access control systems.
Aiphone Corporation, Bellevue, Wash., an international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, announced a new distribution partnership with Milwaukee-based Cornell Communications Inc., an emergency call systems company.
The realities of today’s economy continue to force local governments to do more with less, often prompting deep cuts in police and public safety budgets. Having fewer resources magnifies the pressure police departments face to increase efficiencies and reduce the number of unproductive Calls For Service (CFS).
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.
Also in June, insight on how to choose a thermal camera, "Rethinking Keypads for Better Access Control", and much more.