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City to reduce cost of fire sprinklers

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

NEW ORLEANS - City officials here have approved a plan to reduce the cost of tying into the water system for a fire sprinkler system, a proposal designed to encourage the use of sprinklers after the fatal nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I.

Delaware institutes false fire alarm law

The law standardizes rules for alarm companies across the state
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02/01/2004

DOVER, Del. - Beginning this year, fire alarm systems here are subject to new rules that state officials hope will trim false fire alarms in the state.

More layoffs in Tyco safety division

The recent layoffs are part of a massive restructuring of Tyco’s Fire & Security unit
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02/01/2004

tructuring of Tyco’s Fire & Security unit

WESTMINSTER, Mass. - Manufacturing and administrative personnel at a Tyco Fire & Security location here were cut by about 75 jobs in January, reductions that stem from a corporate edict issued last fall to slash more than 5,000 employees.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

Builder, city team for sprinklers in housing development
WILSONVILLE, Ore. - A home builder and city officials here have struck an agreement for a new development that would include indoor sprinkler protection in each home in the development.

UL reviews fire panels

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01/01/2004

NORTHBROOK, Ill. - Upcoming changes to standards that govern the design and operation of fire panels have manufacturers in the industry working hard to keep up.

Sprinkler official charged with fraud

Plan reviewer rubber-stamped designs from his own companies
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01/01/2004

MIAMI - A former Miami-Dade county fire sprinkler official arrested on fraud charges in early 2003 was awaiting trial in early January on charges that he improperly owned two sprinkler companies and accepted bribes from others while he worked as a sprinkler inspector.

Istvan “Steven” Fazekas, a former engineer for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, will answer a litany of charges, including bribery, money laundering and perjury that stem from his tenure as the sole sprinkler design reviewer in the Miami-Dade County.

Technology gives fire firm agility

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01/01/2004

BURNABY, British Columbia - A fire firm here is seeing efficiencies, including significant advances on its competition, by adopting new technology for its field service personnel and back office functions.

Over the last year, Bartec Fire Safety Systems has seen savings of about one to two hours per days for each of its 15 technicians and sales staff by implementing Tablet PCs, used as virtual workstations, said company president Rob Barrett.

Fire bill: UL alarm inspections needed

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01/01/2004

AUGUSTA, Maine - Fire alarm installers here are advocating the introduction of a bill that would require third-party inspection and certification of certain fire alarm systems and would standardize the inspection process throughout the entire state.

The proposed bill, which is yet unnamed, would relieve the burden of system inspections from the fire marshal’s office by naming a third party to conduct inspections of fire alarm systems, according to Harty Norris, president of fire alarm firm Norris Inc.

Copperstate Technologies rebounds with GSA listing

Fire firm emerges reinvigorated from bankrupt parent Intellisec
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01/01/2004

GLENDALE, Ariz. - A fire protection firm here has become one of only a handful of fire companies in the Southwest to secure what company officials expect will be a lucrative General Services Administration schedule, less than a year and a half after being bought out of bankruptcy from its failing parent company.

Sprinklers not common in homes

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

QUINCY, Mass. - Despite the fact that more than 90 percent of homeowners view home fire sprinkler systems as an effective fire prevention tool, only slightly more than half of homeowners in the United States are aware that the devices could be installed in the home, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Fire Protection 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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