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Tyco Fire brings three new sprinkler valves to American market


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

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

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

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

Emergency Response Systems makes backyard buy

The California company adds a new vertical to its mix when it acquires some new monitoring and servicing accounts

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—In a move expected to enhance both companies, Emergency Response Systems, based here, has acquired the monitoring and servicing accounts of Corona, Calif.-based FSS ALARMS.

Study: Hybrid suppression systems need own standards

Part water mist, part gas suppression systems, the new technology isn’t addressed by current NFPA standards, new research concludes

QUINCY, Mass.—A hybrid fire suppression system is a combination water mist and gas suppression system, and because this new technology is a hybrid, there is no one NFPA standard that covers it. Should there be? A recently released study looked to answer that question.

Fight to require home sprinklers ongoing in Massachusetts

Lawmakers just killed a bill to let municipalities require sprinklers in new homes, but more bills expected in 2015

HOLYOKE, Mass.—A fatal rooming house fire 30 years ago on July 4 led the Massachusetts Legislature to quickly pass legislation allowing local communities in the Commonwealth to require sprinklers in boarding houses. But today’s lawmakers recently killed a similar bill that would have let communities require sprinklers in new homes.

NYC accepts video image smoke detection

The city is updating its building code, so the detection method now can be used; it’s ideal for high-rise mechanical rooms

SPARKS, Md.—Video image smoke detection is now accepted under the New York City Building Code, opening a large new market for such detection systems.

New NFPA leader 'not a stranger' to organization

Jim Pauley, NFPA’s new president, has long history with group as member, volunteer, technical committee member

QUINCY, Mass.—Jim Pauley became the new president of the National Fire Protection Association on July 1, but he’s already familiar to many at the organization.

Honeywell forms pure-play fire unit

Fire Systems, System Sensor now part of Honeywell Fire Safety, which will have sharper fire focus and more R&D

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Honeywell’s Fire Systems and System Sensor businesses are now part of a pure-play fire unit called Honeywell Fire Safety, in a move expected to enhance research and development.



SSN News Poll January 2016

There's a lot of private equity interest in security. Many top security companies, such as Vivint, Protection 1, CSG Security and Alarm Capital Alliance, are PE-backed. What do you think about private equity's involvement in the security industry?

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