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    What Business Owners Need to Know About Fire Extinguishers

    January 22nd, 2019

    Due to lack of use, fire extinguishers can often go overlooked as they easily blend-in and go unnoticed among the other office wall decorations, fire alarms, and emergency exit signs. However, they should not be taken for granted. In the event of a fire, an extinguisher is a business owner’s first line of defense and

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    Importance of a Mass Notification System

    January 8th, 2019

    Recent weather-related tragedies and recurring acts of violence have necessitated advancements in mass notification systems. A professionally-installed system allows for communications to be relayed to authorities as well as entire facilities and designated areas during emergency situations. Benefits of a Mass Notification System Not only can mass notification systems quickly and efficiently provide life-saving information

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    Why Your Business Needs Wireless Fire and Security Alarm Monitoring

    December 19th, 2018

    In 2016, the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 72 decided to phase out copper phone lines as a fire and security alarm option because of high cost and slower, less reliable signal and response. The elimination of phone lines has paved the way for the adoption of new, improved alarm technology such as cellular, Ethernet,

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    Preventative Maintenance for Security Systems

    December 5th, 2018

    It is important to stay up-to-date on proper security system maintenance in order to keep your business, employees, and residents safe. Unfortunately, security systems are often taken for granted, overlooked, or neglected due cost-cutting measures or forgetfulness. However, preventative maintenance to ensure security systems are working properly can actually save businesses more money in the

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    Common Reasons Why Businesses Fail Fire Inspections

    November 14th, 2018

    As a property owner, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants and for ensuring that your building is compliant with National Fire Protection Association regulations. Making sure your property is up to NFPA code requires thorough attention and routine maintenance. One small oversight can threaten the stability of your business and result in

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    Security for Seniors

    November 7th, 2018

    Under the mandatory UL 1069 standard, all long-term healthcare facilities and senior living retirement communities are required to install fundamental hospital signaling and nurse call systems responsible for the wellbeing and safety of its residents. To aid institutions in monitoring the location and health of active seniors and reducing the risk of litigation, Commercial Systems

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    NFPA Codes to Consider When Maintaining Fire Alarm Systems

    October 11th, 2018

    It is critical to ensure your fire alarm system is up to code to minimize the possibility and effects of a fire. However, it can be difficult to keep up with the National Fire Protection Association’s more than 300 consensus codes and standards. Your system should be maintained in accordance with the following NFPA codes

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    How to Make a Fire Safety Plan

    October 11th, 2018

    Every household should have a plan in case of an emergency. If your house catches fire, your family needs to know how to escape with your home’s most valuable contents: their lives. Be prepared with these tips on creating a safe and efficient fire safety plan. Have a Family Meeting Gather the members of your

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    UL2572 Code Compliance

    September 13th, 2018

    Business owners have many responsibilities. And when you own a building that houses tenants, workers, or visitors, those responsibilities increase. Ensuring the safety of the people on your property is essential, and there are rules and regulations mandated by law that help support this effort. UL2572 is one of these important code standards. UL2572 Overview

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    ADA Requirements in Fire Safety Equipment

    September 13th, 2018

    The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, is designed to ensure all Americans, including those with a wide range of disabilities, have equal access to facilities, services, and businesses. This means that property owners and managers must, by law, both remove any structural barriers that may make access difficult for people with impairments impacting their

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