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Benchmark report on fire/life safety device inspection data released

This first report is ‘a 30,000-foot view of the inspection data’; more detailed reports to follow
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10/07/2014

SUWANEE, Ga.— BuildingReports, an inspection reporting services company, recently released its first benchmark report based on inspection data from more than 120 million fire and life safety devices. And the company plans to follow up with additional reports that provide a more detailed look at the data.

Silent Knight creates online resource for industry

New interactive blog billed as ‘a library of mini-white papers’
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10/07/2014

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Building a fire alarm system from the ground up; when to use IP or cellular or both in alternative communication systems; and customizing emergency messages for mass notification systems. Silent Knight’s new blog covers those topics and more.

Siemens recalls audible fire alarm bases

Recall is result of potential problems with audible fire alarm bases, but no incidents or injuries reported
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09/24/2014

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.— Siemens Building Technologies, based here, is recalling about 9,000 audible fire alarm bases because they can fail to sound an alarm, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Sept. 18.

Chinese fire manufacturer’s new $30m plant in Quebec to target U.S. market

But analyst says developing distribution channels could pose a problem
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09/22/2014

SAINT-BRUNO-DE-MONTARVILLE, Quebec—A Chinese fire manufacturer plans to build a $30 million new plant in this city near Montreal next year. However, its plan to eventually target the U.S. market could face challenges, according to an industry analyst.

PE firm buys back distributor it previously sold

Behrman Capital sold fire distributor BECO in 2010 but has repurchased it, seeing more growth potential
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09/17/2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Private equity firm Behrman Capital likes BECO Holding Company, a wholesale distributor of fire equipment based here, so much that it recently bought the company back after selling it four years ago.

New York fire sprinkler laws to help public, industry

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09/10/2014

PATTERSON, N.Y.—New fire sprinkler legislation signed into law this summer in New York state will not only protect the public but could lead to increased business and perhaps state licensing for sprinkler contractors, according to a National Fire Sprinkler Association spokesman.

Tyco Fire brings three new sprinkler valves to American market

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08/29/2014

LANSDALE, Pa.—Tyco Fire Protection Products introduced three new valves in the American market this summer for use in commercial and industrial fire sprinkler systems. Introduced were two new resilient seated gate valves and the pre-trimmed DV-5 Deluge Valve.

‘Diversified’ Entec Systems does it all

The Georgia fire company’s customers include prisons, indoor trampoline parks and a six-story indoor golf venue
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08/26/2014

SUWANEE, Ga.— Entec Systems, based here, provides fire and life safety protection to a wide range of customers, but a lot of its work recently has been coming from two verticals, one of them new.

Donated fire system plays critical role in fire tech training

Silent Knight and Delaware life safety company team up to ensure technical college has latest real-world fire equipment
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08/25/2014

DOVER, Del.—The recent donation of a Farenhyt fire alarm and ECS system and the free installation that local company Advantech provided to Delaware Technical Community College’s Fire Protection Engineering Technology program benefits not only the college but also the industry, according to Advantech.

Solar is hot commodity—but can pose fire risks

Security companies branching out into the solar business should be aware of photovoltaic fire hazards
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08/18/2014

QUINCY, Mass.—As security companies get involved in solar panel installation, they should be aware of potential fire hazards posed by solar panels.

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SSN News Poll December 2014

In the wake of the recent expiration of their non-compete agreement, former sister companies ADT and TycoIS are now battling it out for a piece of the lucrative small-business pie. How will this affect the competitive landscape and regional providers? Tell us what you think.

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