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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.

Fike voice messaging system achieves highest MNS standard

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11/06/2012

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo.—Fike, a fire and life safety solutions provider based here, recently announced that its CyberCat platform with integrated voice messaging is now 100 percent compliant with the UL 2572 standard for mass notification systems. Fike says it is the only fire manufacturer currently listed to the new standard.

Illinois alarm companies urged to reclaim business

As a public fire district exits the fire alarm monitoring business per a judge’s order, IESA says there’s an opportunity to regain customers
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10/15/2012

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Now that a federal judge has ordered the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District to get out of the fire alarm monitoring business, the state alarm association is encouraging private alarm contractors to once again seek customers there.

SimplexGrinnell now part of 'smaller, leaner, more focused Tyco'

The fire and life safety company also expects 'tighter collaboration' with Tyco Integrated Security
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10/03/2012

WESTMINSTER, Mass.—Tyco is now a pure-play fire protection and security company, having just shed its ADT home security and flow control businesses.

Illinois enacts new law on dorm sprinklers

All public and private colleges and universities must install sprinklers by September 2014
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09/24/2012

ORLAND PARK, Ill.—Parents of college students should be able to rest easier as the result of a new law requiring fire sprinklers in on-campus dormitories at public and private colleges and universities in Illinois by September 2014, according to the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board.

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