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Carter Bros. donates fire systems to Atlanta college

Carter: Morris Brown College could become fire system/mass communication ‘showcase’
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10/26/2011

ATLANTA—Carter Brothers, one of the nation’s leading minority providers of fire, life safety and security, has formed a new partnership with a historically black college in its Atlanta backyard. Carter Brothers says it will donate fire, security and mass communication products and services to the 130-year-old Morris Brown College to improve campus safety as the college implements an ambitious new growth plan.

Quake shakes up thinking

New York installer predicts recent earthquake will create new demand for seismic-certified products
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10/20/2011

WESTBURY, N.Y.—Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell recently announced that its fire alarm and emergency communications systems have earned International Building Code (IBC) seismic certification. The announcement this fall came after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the East Coast on Aug. 23, and so was very timely, according to Alan Glassman, VP of Classic Systems, a Gamewell-FCI engineered systems distributor based here.

Review begins for fire sprinkler accreditation

New resi sprinkler accreditation model being beta ested
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10/13/2011

CHANTILLY, Va.—An effort to establish a national accreditation process for installers of residential fire sprinklers is being beta tested this fall—potentially paving the way for an accreditation program to be in place next year.

Potter limits new fire line to select distributors

Independent manufacturer wants to keep price competitive
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10/12/2011

ST. LOUIS—Potter Electric Signal, which released its own new fire products line earlier this year, recently announced that its growing line of analog addressable fire panels will be available only through select distributors.

Courts side with alarm industry in Illinois

Efforts by public entities to monopolize fire alarm monitoring suffer setbacks in recent rulings
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10/04/2011

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Two court decisions in late August bolstered the alarm industry’s position in an ongoing dispute in Illinois over public entities taking control of fire alarm monitoring away from private companies.

Fire alarms are seen and heard

Gamewell-FCI partners with Alertus to integrate audible and visual alerts
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09/29/2011

NORTHFORD, Conn.—In a partnership that’s designed to enhance its emergency communications systems offerings, Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell announced it is working with Alertus Technologies to integrate audible and visual notification devices and Alertus’ IP network command s

Outsmarting economy with parts, smarts

California-based Low Voltage Solutions also says building relationships key to success
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09/29/2011

VENTURA, Calif.—Jeff Borrelli, president and owner of Low Voltage Solutions, a Silent Knight by Honeywell Farenhyt distributor based here, said specializing in the “parts and smarts” of fire alarm systems has helped the company stay busy in the down economy.

New NFPA conference now in second year

NFPA says Fire & Life Safety Conference so successful last year it’s now an annual event
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09/14/2011

QUINCY, Mass.—Small and personal, more focused and very hands-on.

 

Those words describe the National Fire Protection Association’s second annual Fire & Life Safety Conference, to be held Dec. 12-14 in Orlando, Fla., according to Lorraine Carli, NFPA VP of communications.

ECS = ‘A brand new industry’

Demand has grown for emergency communication systems since 9/11, panel of experts says
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09/08/2011

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Before Sept. 11, 2001, few people saw the need for a comprehensive emergency communications system, according to Peter Ebersold, marketing director for Notifier by Honeywell.

Stampsco one of OK City’s top 50 companies

Company helps fuel growth providing mass notification systems to military bases
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09/01/2011

OKLAHOMA CITY—Since the start of the economic recession, Stampsco, a fire and life safety company based here, has more than doubled its revenues, nearly tripled its office space, and has twice as many employees, according to company president and CEO Rodney Stamps.

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SSN News Poll May 2014

The fourth annual Barnes Associates/SSN/CSAA Wholesale Monitoring Study found the number of monitoring accounts in 2013 was up 19 percent over the previous year. The authors believe the influx of cablecos and telecoms into the industry is behind this "unprecedented growth." What are your thoughts on the impact these big new players are having?

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