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More states looking at requiring CO detectors in schools

SIA says recent incident at an Atlanta school highlights need

SILVER SPRING, Md.—A carbon monoxide leak at a school in Georgia in December sent more than 50 students and staff to the hospital—and the Security Industry Association says it also has drawn attention nationwide to the need for CO detectors in schools.

NFPA show: electric car safety, expo on ADA accessibility and additional educational sessions


QUINCY, Mass.—The 2013 National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo will be held in Chicago in June, and highlights of the show include additional education sessions and an electric vehicle safety showcase that will address safety considerations regarding t

Mammoth Fire to monitor city's non-emergency signals

The Lowell fire distributor, which has a central station, will take on fire service calls city dispatchers can't handle

LOWELL, Mass.—Mammoth Fire Alarms, based here, has won a three-year contract to monitor the non-emergency fire signals that wireless fire-alarm boxes are now sending to the city's dispatch center.

Customers like non-proprietary systems, Interactive says

Clients want the option of choosing from a variety of service providers

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—More and more customers want non-proprietary fire systems in order to have more choice when it comes to maintenance and service, according to Mike White, fire alarm account manager for Interactive Systems, a security and fire company based here.

Expertise of fire/security integrators can enhance school safety


CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Post-Sandy Hook, fire and security integrators should take the initiative and guide school officials in choosing the right emergency communications solutions, Jeff Martinez, Northeast regional sales manager for Telecor, said in a recent conference call.

Honeywell names new fire leader

Gary Lederer will head a new umbrella organization, Honeywell Life Safety (HLS) Fire Solutions, Americas

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Honeywell announced this week that it has created a new umbrella organization, Honeywell Life Safety (HLS) Fire Solutions, Americas, under which Honeywell Fire Systems and System Sensor will work more closely together.

FSC Systems protects university gym with aspiration sensing system


JAMESTOWN, N.Y.— Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology (FAAST) systems are known for their use in critical facilities, but FSC Systems will be installing one in a university gymnasium this year.

Potter Electric touts new APS


ST. LOUIS—Potter Electric Signal has released a new addressable pull station, which stands out because it’s very easy to install and is extremely robust, according to the company, based here.

New American Security president aims for growth


LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.—David Cohen, the new president and COO of American Security Systems, comes from outside the security industry. But Cohen is experienced at growing businesses, and he wants to double the growth of the security and fire company, based here.

Telguard communicator meets 2013 NFPA 72 requirements

Does the new sole-path communications requirement mean more opportunities for dealers?

CHICAGO—Telular Corp. recently announced that its Telguard TG-7FS cellular communicator is now compliant with the National Fire Protection Association 2013 edition requirements for sole-path communications. The latest edition of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, allows sole-path cellular communications to be supervised for commercial fire systems once every 60 minutes, instead of every five minutes as required by the 2010 edition, the company said.



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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