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San Francisco company to upgrade fire system at landmark

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12/21/2012

SAN FRANCISCO—The Marin County Civic Center, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a marvel of modern architecture with an old and outdated fire alarm system. Now, however, U.S. Electric Technologies, based here, has been awarded a contract of up to $2 million to upgrade the system.

Going against the grain: Builder promotes sprinklers

Florida homebuilder offers free sprinkler systems in homes he builds and works with NFPA to advocate for them
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12/12/2012

CAPE CORAL, Fla.—Many homebuilders fight against installing home fire sprinklers, contending they discourage sales by jacking up a home’s price tag. But Sam Davis, a builder based here, believes so strongly that sprinklers save lives that he offers them free in all the homes he builds.

Innovations make Time & Alarm stand out

Integrator succeeds with marketing strategies ‘other companies don’t think about’
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12/10/2012

MIRA LOMA, Calif.—Time & Alarm Systems is one of Gamewell-FCI’s top distributors, and company CEO and President Keith Senn points to some innovative marketing initiatives as an important factor in the company’s success.

Fidelity Alarm upgrades fire system at major transit facility

Silent Knight system chosen for large maintenance complex owned by transportation authority in Pennsylvania
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12/07/2012

PHILADELPHIA—Ease of use was one reason why a new Silent Knight by Honeywell fire alarm system was chosen to upgrade a huge facility owned by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), one of the nation’s largest transportation hubs, according to the company that handled the project.

Should NFPA 730 go from guide to code?

SIA says no because of concerns about liability and the expense of retraining installers
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11/28/2012

SILVER SPRING, Md.—A proposal to change NFPA 730, the National Fire Protection Association standard governing security systems, from a best-practices recommendation to a code is generating concerns from the security industry.

MCS Fire & Security wins university MNS contract

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11/26/2012

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—MCS Fire & Security, based here, recently announced it won a contract to upgrade the fire alarm system at Texas Christian University and use it as the backbone of new mass notification/emergency communication system.

Maureen McLarney: Company president goes from health care into fire

For the fourth consecutive year, Security Systems News is profiling women who are making their mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of security. McLarney, president of Pacific Fire & Security, is one of six women featured this year.
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11/19/2012

Tenn. company creates new life safety division

Stop Alarms says it has increased focus on fire/life safety to tap market potential
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11/14/2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Stop Alarms Inc. is a fire and security integrator in business since 1970.

Video fire detection good solution for large spaces

A video detection system can also double as a security system because it’s always recording video
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11/13/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—Statistics show that one of the leading causes of fire in large storage facilities and warehouses is arson. And one of the best ways to prevent such fires—which can cost the economy billions of dollars in property damage and business disruption—is through video-image fire and smoke detection technology.

Fire suppression market hot

Competition is creating some new business opportunities, according to a research analyst
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11/07/2012

AUSTIN, Texas—The fire suppression products industry in the Americas is growing, but as it does, fire sprinklers—which constitute the majority of the market—are facing competition from other technologies, according to a new report from IMS Research.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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