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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.

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.

Fire design firm to reap rewards with GSA

Notifier ESD Antronnix derives 90 percent of its businsess from the federal sector
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12/01/2003

SILVER SPRINGS, Md. - A fire firm that already has 90 percent of its customer base in the federal sector has struck a contract to have its equipment and services listed on the GSA supply website.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

VA approves grant for new fire system

WASHINGTON - Massachusetts will be the recipient of a Department of Veterans Affairs grant that has been conditionally approved to outfit the Chelsea Soldier’s Home with a new fire alarm system.

The grant will pay for 65 percent of the fire alarm system’s total cost, which is about $10.

Antronnix outfits Blair House

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12/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Dignitaries visiting Washington as the official guest of the President will have little idea of the whirlwind fire installation project that a local fire design firm recently completed to upgrade the life safety system at the Blair House.

The project, which was conducted by Antronnix, was completed in three days with two shifts of 16 installers each, normally a job that would have taken three to five weeks.

Notifier initiates panel recall

Issues software upgrade for AM2020, AFP-1010 panels
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12/01/2003

NORTHFORD, Conn. - Engineered systems distributors that carry Notifier products were contacted in late October that two of the fire product manufacturer’s most popular panels were in need of a crucial software upgrade to keep the units operating at maximum functionality.

Security standards open for review

Proposed codes go through first round of public comment
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11/01/2003

QUINCY, Mass. - Proposed standards from the National Fire Protection Association that would for the first time regulate the security industry under the NFPA’s purview are now available for public review as part of the association’s code setting process.

Synergx Systems. gets financing

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

SYOSSET, N.Y.

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Poll

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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