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Daycare size tied to use of monitoring

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08/01/2004

GILBERT, Ariz. - As a result of a new ordinance that takes effect this month, in-home daycare facilities in this Phoenix suburb can increase the amount of children they care for, to 10 from five, provided they enlist the services of a UL-approved fire monitoring firm.

UL provides link to approved firms

Web site provides info on hundreds of fire, security and alarm monitoring companies
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08/01/2004

NORTHBROOK, Ill. - In what could be a real boon for UL-listed fire, security and alarm monitoring companies, Underwriters Laboratories has rolled out a web site listing hundreds of security companies with the UL stamp of approval.

Alabama slates 2007 for nursing home sprinklers

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08/01/2004

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The State Committee of Public Health in Alabama has adopted a new rule that requires 70 nursing homes throughout the state to have complete sprinkler systems installed in each facility.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2004

California names top fire officials

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov.

Massachusetts considers nightclub sprinkler law

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08/01/2004

BOSTON - Massachusetts could require all bars and nightclubs that cater to 50 people or more to install fire sprinklers within three years, if a fire safety bill now under consideration in the senate is passed.

House Bill 4550 has cleared the house and is now under final discussion.

UL revision causes stir

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07/01/2004

ZEELAND, Mich. - A revision to UL Standard 1971, relating to signaling devices for the hearing impaired, intended to make horn strobe installation easier for the installer has had the opposite effect so far.

Customer TLC increases TVA’s position

Company experiences sustained growth through customer retention, new acquisition
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07/01/2004

SAN DIEGO - A customer retention rate of 98 percent is not the only reason the fire and security consulting firm TVA Fire & Life Safety continues to experience 20 percent growth year after year. It’s also a result of investing back into the business, signing new clients and meeting the needs of the market.

ICC okays electronic monitors

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

ROCKLAND, Mass. - Further validating its business model, MIJA announced that the International Code Council has amended its International Fire Code to allow the use of electronic monitoring devices, such as those produced by MIJA, to supplement 30-day interval inspections.

Jade’s fire business to rival alarm side

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07/01/2004

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With interest in fire-related services growing, traditional alarm firm Jade Alarm Co.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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