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    What is a Mesh Network?

    May 2nd, 2018

    If you’ve ever had a fire alarm monitoring system, you know things can go wrong fairly easily. Recently, during the latest hurricanes season, 20 percent of customers lost connection to the network data because of downed power lines. However, only 1 percent of mesh panel users lost connection. A mesh network is a radio-based fire

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    Benefits of an End to End Beam Smoke Detector

    May 2nd, 2018

    Using traditional smoke detectors in open areas such as a hotel atrium, mall, or gymnasium proves to be rather ineffective due to the tendency of the smoke to disperse quickly. Single or reflective beam detectors have been used in the past. However, they often give off false alarms, especially when the building and architectural materials

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    Wet Pipe vs Dry Pipe Fire Sprinkler System

    April 6th, 2018

    A sprinkler system installed in your commercial building is a critical component of building safety. If a fire is given enough fuel and time to develop, the results can be disastrous. It is much harder to put out a large, raging fire than it is to extinguish the flames before they spread. According to the

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    5 Overlooked Preparations for Fire Inspections

    April 6th, 2018

    Fires are a serious threat to the safety of facilities and the people in them. Because commercial buildings can have many floors, exits, and people, it is critical to have your facility inspected to determine if it is fire-ready. Any serious issues can be dealt with before a fire breaks out, which could save you

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    What Separates Avigilon Cameras from the Competition?

    March 12th, 2018

    A security camera system is an important component in keeping your facility safe, but not all systems are equal. Older ones can have low-pixel analog cameras which can make picking out the small details near to impossible. Others have bad VMS systems (video management software), so that managing, storing, and reviewing your video feed can

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    Building Reports You Can Trust

    March 7th, 2018

    Maintaining safety standards is an important part of running a successful organization, and to do that you need to make sure all your safety systems are up to code. This is certainly a job which requires precision, reliability, and thoroughness to ensure the safety of everyone around your facility. At Commercial Systems Group, we have

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    Being Prepared With Emergency Communication During a Crisis

    December 20th, 2017

    Keeping those involved in a crisis informed of the situation throughout the duration of the incident is critical. Whether it be a first responder or victim of a crisis, a person who receives up to date information is able to understand a situation better, and respond more effectively. From an organization’s standpoint, being able to

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    Why is Surge Protection So Vital?

    November 11th, 2017

    Electrical surges are no laughing matter as they can instantaneously cause major harm to your security systems, rendering you defenseless. The problem with surges is that it is often incorrectly assumed that they only happen as a result of a severe electrical storm. In truth, they can happen internally within the electrical system, and there

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    Going Wireless for the Better

    November 7th, 2017

    Your safety should always be a prime concern, and it is something that should never be taken lightly. When it comes to fire and security alarms, the push to change has been toward wireless and with that change comes many benefits. Why the Change? Per the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), changes in codes have

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    The Importance of Nurse Call Systems

    September 6th, 2017

    It goes without saying that patients are always going to need nurses available at a moment’s notice, but unfortunately, this can prove to be difficult without the proper means of communication. Nurses bounce around through many different rooms and wings of facilities, and therefore, nurse call systems are necessary to ensure that patients are heard

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