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Mapping CO legislation—and business opportunities

A new interactive map by System Sensor tracks CO laws as they’re enacted state by state, helping dealers identify new markets for the devices
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04/17/2012

ST. CHARLES, Ill.—Dealers and installers: It’s now easier than ever to keep up to date on new carbon-monoxide detector legislation that can lead to increased business, thanks to a revised interactive CO map developed by System Sensor.

Modern System Concepts likes communicator

IP and cellular communications growing in popularity
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04/11/2012

LAS VEGAS—Phone lines were causing problems on a project that Modern System Concepts undertook to upgrade a utility provider’s fire systems, said Mark Popkowski, company owner and president. That’s why Popkowski said Modern, based in Katy, Texas, is turning to Fire-Lite’s IPGSM-DP fire alarm communicator as a solution.

NFSA gets new president

Former Executive VP Russ Fleming chosen for post
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04/02/2012

PATTERSON, N.Y.—Russ Fleming is the new president of the National Fire Sprinkler Association. The NFSA board of directors voted March 2 to select Fleming, formerly NFSA executive VP and a 37-year veteran of the organization, for the post.

Silent Knight launches combined fire alarm and ECS system

New system includes ‘voice with choice’
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03/21/2012

NORTHFORD, Conn.—An “all-in-one” fire alarm and emergency communications system just introduced by Silent Knight by Honeywell is easy to use and cost-effective, according to Jim Spooner, product manager for Silent Knight.

Want to be in the know? Come to the NFPA show

Highlights of conference and expo this year include panel discussions on the 2013 edition of NFPA 72
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03/14/2012

QUINCY, Mass.—The 2013 edition of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, will come out this fall. And one of the best ways to learn about content changes in the code is at the 2012 National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo this June in Las Vegas, according to Lorraine Carli, VP of communications for the NFPA, based here

Louisiana fire dealer predicts more wins

Notifier’s new approval for marine applications from the Coast Guard and others could translate into more business for dealers
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02/29/2012

NORTHFORD, Conn., and LAFAYETTE, La.—Notifier by Honeywell recently announced that its Marine ONYX line, fire alarm systems designed for nautical environments, has gained approval for marine applications from the U.S. Coast Guard, Lloyd's Register and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Sirina Fire goes big time in the Big Apple and beyond

The Long Island-based fire company has grown to such an extent it can specialize in major projects
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02/22/2012

GARDEN CITY PARK, N.Y.—Twenty-one years ago, Sirina Fire Protection started out as a small sprinkler company. Today, Sirina, a full-service fire protection and suppression company based here, has about 250 employees and specializes in large projects that have included Yankee Stadium, The New York Times building, the American and Delta airlines terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and New York City’s first casino at Aqueduct Raceway.

Potter Electric does major overhaul of website

Relaunch designed for better customer interaction and enhanced functionality
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02/13/2012

ST. LOUIS—To enhance navigation and product information for its customers, Potter Electric Signal Co., a developer and manufacturer of life safety products, recently launched a redesigned website.

Mass notification goes mainstream

Recent interest spurred by factors such as codes and extreme weather
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02/06/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—Military installations and college campuses are the two verticals best known for having mass notification systems. However, as that facet of the industry develops and grows, mass notification increasingly is in demand by a more diverse market that includes everything from an ice cream plant to K-12 schools, according to industry experts.

Illinois alarm industry helps quash onerous proposals

Ordinances to get communities into the fire-alarm monitoring business fizzle after industry raises concerns
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02/01/2012

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—The security alarm industry scored two significant victories last week in an ongoing battle in this state over public entities monopolizing fire alarm monitoring, according to the head of the Illinois Electronic Security Association.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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