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Voluntary approach to home fire sprinklers works in Canada

Still, some efforts are underway to encourage provinces to mandate them in new homes
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11/11/2013

MARKHAM, Ontario—Incentives for builders, as well as encouragement and education. Without governmental mandates requiring residential fire sprinklers in Canada, advocates are using such voluntary approaches to persuade homebuilders to install the life-saving devices in new homes.

Global fire protection systems market predicted to reach $66.56 billion in 2018

MarketsandMarkets forecasts world market will grow more than 91 percent in five years; North America currently has largest share
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11/05/2013

DALLAS—The global fire protection systems market—products and services—will climb from $34.7 billion currently to $66.56 billion by 2018, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets.

SimplexGrinnell contract could generate up to $10m in revenue in first year

NJPA contract gives 50,000 public entities easy access to SimplexGrinnell products; new service revenue expected to be ‘significant’
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10/30/2013

WESTMINSTER, Mass.— More than 50,000 government, health care and educational entities now can obtain SimplexGrinnell products and services through a simplified procurement process, thanks to a new four-year contract the company has with the National Joint Powers Alliance.

Home sprinkler installation costs drop nationwide

And prices are lowest in states that have sprinkler requirements, indicating home fire sprinklers get more cost effective the more prevalent they are
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10/22/2013

QUINCY, Mass.—The cost of installing home fire sprinklers has decreased nationwide, and states that mandate home fire sprinklers have even lower installation costs, a new study by the Fire Protection Research Foundation has found.

Illinois fire districts open up to commercial fire monitoring

New ordinances allow commercial customers to choose any fire alarm monitoring, but one company may have ‘tremendous market advantage’
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10/21/2013

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—After an appeals court ruling this summer saying public fire districts can’t monopolize fire alarm monitoring, two fire districts recently passed new ordinances allowing commercial fire alarm companies to compete in those markets.

'There’s not a wall up for women in this industry’

For the fifth consecutive year, SSN is profiling women who are making their mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of security. Jennifer Jezek, president of York Electronic Systems, is one of seven women featured.
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10/16/2013

BROKEN ARROW, Okla.—Jennifer Jezek, president of York Electronic Systems, a low voltage provider here, brings a tongue-in-cheek “rhinestone cowgirl” approach to being a woman in a traditionally male industry.

Pinnacle Security sued in lawsuit stemming from fatal fire

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10/09/2013

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—An insurance company is suing Pinnacle Security in an attempt to recover its costs in a 2011 lawsuit brought against Pinnacle and a monitoring company by the children of a firefighter who died in a house fire.

NFPA 2014 National Electrical Code now available

Changes include new language on fire resistant cable systems, modular data centers and surge protection for emergency systems
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09/30/2013

QUINCY, Mass.—The 2014 National Electrical Code, available in digital format and as a hard copy, contains changes of import to dealers and installers.

SDI Specialized Fire Products expands

The New Jersey-based company establishes a permanent presence on the West Coast and opens office in South America
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09/18/2013

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J.—SDI Specialized Fire Products, a provider of specialized fire and security test equipment based here, has expanded on the West Coast and in South America.

Honeywell broadens focus on industrial fire market

Company's new customer experience and training center in Houston, targeted at industrial clients, is one example
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09/17/2013

HOUSTON—Honeywell is expanding its focus on the industrial fire protection market and its new Life Safety Training and Customer Experience Center, which will have its grand opening here Sept. 18, is one indication of its renewed interest in the space, according to the company.

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SSN News Poll October 2014

More and more connected products in homes and businesses increasingly provide central stations with new revenue and service opportunities to monitor those devices. But some say that to do that, centrals need to change and become more like data centers. Do you agree? Tell us what you think the central station of the future will look like.

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