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North Carolina may pass CO legislation after hotel poisonings


ST. CHARLES, Ill.—Several recent deaths caused by carbon monoxide poisoning in a North Carolina hotel room may lead to a law in that state requiring CO detectors in lodging places.

Stampsco plans for the inevitable in Tornado Alley

The Oklahoma company survived two recent twisters but wants contingencies in place to better help customers in the future

OKLAHOMA CITY—When your business is located in Tornado Alley, it pays to have a contingency plan, a fire and life safety company here has concluded after two F5 tornadoes roared through the vicinity in May.

As part of larger tax bill, new hope for Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act

Dalton says tax bill has promise in this Congress; FSIA yet to be introduced in House this year

PATTERSON, N.Y.—The Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act (FSIA) was introduced in the U.S. Senate in June, and after 10 years of waiting, the industry is hopeful Congress will approve it as part of an omnibus tax bill.

AllSafe retrofits fire system for historic courthouse

AllSafe manager says the ‘versatile’ Potter products used for the challenging job provided an ideal solution

DALLAS, Ore.—AllSafe Fire & Security, a four-year-old fire company based here, recently completed a job overhauling the fire system of one of the town’s oldest buildings: the Polk County Courthouse.

Home-sprinkler requirements don’t dampen housing starts


QUINCY, Mass.—Homebuilders often oppose state or local laws requiring home fire sprinklers, contending the added expense will negatively impact housing construction. But now positive new housing statistics from California—where home sprinklers are mandated—refute that claim, according to a spokeswoman for the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative.

SimplexGrinnell: New notification appliances ‘revolutionary’

Simplex TrueAlert ES uses addressable technology to improve protection, simplify installation

CHICAGO—SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco fire and life safety company, says it has “reinvented every aspect of notification” in bringing to market a new family of intelligent notification appliances it’s showcasing at the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo here this week.

DMP panels ‘newer, faster, more improved’

A dealer hails their speed, extra features and affordability

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—A new series of control panels from Digital Monitoring Products benefits dealers because the panels have extra speed and features and are affordable, according to the operations manager for Atlas Security, based here.

High-profile bombing, shootings drive MNS market

Demand is also fueled by software that creates uses for MNS for business communications and incident management

AUSTIN, Texas—The Boston Marathon bombing, the Sandy Hook school massacre and other high-profile incidents are a key reason why demand for mass notification systems is expected to spike 30 percent within five years, according to a new report from IMS Research, now part of IHS.

Massachusetts city fights to control fire alarm monitoring

The city of Lowell requires businesses to use one type of fire alarm system despite a court ruling against such a mandate

LOWELL, Mass.—Massachusetts’ highest court ruled last year that municipalities can’t require businesses to install just one type of fire alarm system when the state building code allows for four choices. But the city of Lowell contends that decision doesn’t apply to it.

NFPA show offers wide variety of choices


WAUNAKEE, Wis.—Carter Rierson, president of Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, said attending the National Fire Protection Association’s Conference & Expo for the first time this year will be like being “a kid in a candy store.”



SSN News Poll January 2016

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