When a team is repeatedly getting beat by a powerful player, an adaptive defense will often switch to a double team or even collapse into a triple team at times. It is a useful concept as there is strength in numbers. False alarms are an exasperating adversary in fire detection.
The fire protection systems on the Miles College campus in Fairfield, Ala., have been updated by fire alarm and security integrator Protection 1 using Fire-Lite Alarms’ MS-9600UDLS addressable fire alarm systems. Utilizing an existing IP network for fire alarm reporting to Protection 1’s central station, the school was able to boost the reliability and response time of fire alarm communications while eliminating the cost of two phones lines per system.
World Wide Security, Garden City, N.Y., launched its “Go Green!” program promoting energy conservation to its customers. As energy prices rise throughout the United States, the Long Island region is often impacted more dramatically because it is an island with logistics and energy challenges.
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions Inc. (Stanley CSS), Naperville, Ill., purchased Electronic Protection Network Inc. (doing business as Sonitrol of Savannah), a Sonitrol dealer since 2002, located in Savannah, Ga.
If you reassure Harriett Knight, you’ll be assured that, with a significant reduction in false alarms, the highest priority calls will get quicker response.
Knight, a supervisor in the 9-1-1 Detroit call center, says her operators receive more than 300 calls a day. She added the city’s recent commitment to enhanced call verification (ECV) through a partnership with local and national security industry leaders created a level of trust that has impacted the quality of police and emergency response on the city streets.
An educational campus in Greenwich, Conn., recently invested more than $3 million in capital improvements to restore its 16 historic buildings and upgrade to the latest security and life safety systems. The 19-acre campus is home to the Westchester Fairfield Hebrew Academy, with 200 students attending kindergarten through the eighth grade, and the Greenwich Japanese School, which educates approximately 180 coeds in the same age range.
Effectively notifying the public of a situation today will test the integrator’s knowledge of the vast array of possibilities.
The ability to communicate with the public when an emergency occurs is critical. Each new incident that occurs on site or elsewhere highlights the issues, deficiencies and problems that can occur if people can’t be informed in time that there is a shooter on a campus, or a bomb entering a military site.
As the cover asserts, security systems integration work is in demand from all corners of the market, giving 2020 Top Systems Integrators boundless opportunities in traditional systems as well as on fast-growing hosted/managed security solutions.
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