Smoke Detector Standards are Changing: Learn what it means for your business and bottom line

Smoke detectors have two critical functions, to warn people of a potential fire hazard and to save lives. To be effective, smoke detectors need to be installed correctly and detect smoke from common home and business products. Smoke detectors have two critical functions, to warn people of a potential fire hazard and to save lives. […]

Essential Home Safety Tips for the Holiday Season: Cold Weather Safety: Winterize Your Home

The smell of freshly baked cookies and the sight of twinkling lights throughout your neighborhood can only mean one thing – the holiday season is here. Decorating your home, opening stockings by the fire, lighting the menorah, or toasting to the New Year with friends and family are festivities many people look forward to every […]

Essential Home Safety Tips for the Holiday Season: Holiday Light Safety

The smell of freshly baked cookies and the sight of twinkling lights throughout your neighborhood can only mean one thing – the holiday season is here. Decorating your home, opening stockings by the fire, lighting the menorah, or toasting to the New Year with friends and family are festivities many people look forward to every […]

Options for fire systems in old buildings

A prime concern for facility managers is the maintenance and upgrade of their fire safety systems. Here are things to keep in mind as you make the decision to maintain or upgrade your system. The 1980’s saw a significant expansion of commercial real estate within the United States. Now, nearly twenty-five years after construction of […]

Honeywell Recalls First UL 2020 Compliant Smoke Detectors

Honeywell recalls first UL 2020 compliant smoke detectors. What does this mean for the future of UL 2020 standards? On June 19th 2019, Honeywell, the parent company to fire brands such as NOTIFIER, Honeywell Gamewell-FCI, Honeywell Farenhyt, Honeywell Silent Knight and Fire-Lite Alarms recalled two “IV” series smoke detectors: the Gamewell-FCI ASD-PL3 and the NOTIFIER […]

New Kidde Smoke Alarms Save More Lives

The Kidde alarms with TruSense sensors can differentiate between threatening fast-flaming or smoldering fires and some of the most common home nuisance alarms. Residential smoke alarms are reaching new, advanced levels of detection and discrimination, and are being designed to help save more lives. Kidde, continuing its legacy of fire safety innovation, is the first […]

Voice is Choice for Emergency Response

Voice is Choice for Emergency Response Behavioural studies of emergencies indicate voice messages increase response time. Voice is Choice for Emergency Response. Well documented research into human behaviour in emergency situations shows that 75 percent of people react immediately to clear authoritative voice messages in the event of fire. Education is one sector where voice […]

How smoke alarms became installed in nearly 100% of US homes

While smoke alarms are installed in almost 100% of homes, approximately 30% of alarms don’t work due to aging, removal of batteries, or failure of the homeowner to replace dead batteries. In 1915, people living in homes or apartments could expect that if their home caught fire, they’d have a one in ten chance of […]

Protect Tenants with These Fire Prevention Tips

One of the biggest fire prevention steps is to ensure smoke detectors are installed and working properly. A helpful reminder for tenants on the common apartment fires and how to prevent them. This covers prevention tips ranging from installing and checking smoke detectors to tenant tips about cooking, heaters, candles, and electrical fires. One of […]

How long do fire protection repairs and installs take?

Learn and steps and timeframe for installing or repairing your fire system. This timeline is key when parts, such as the Simplex 4098-9714, need to be replaced. The most common question our project managers get is: “How soon can you get started?” In today’s world of wanting everything complete yesterday, there are legal walls to […]

States are starting to follow the new UL 2020 standards by passing their own fire safety bills

These safety standards more specifically address what type of smoke detector can be near cooking appliances. With the new UL 2020 standards coming, states are now also passing fire safety bills to address nuisance smoke detector alarms. These safety standards more specifically address what type of smoke detector can be near cooking appliances. The new […]

Simplex 4098-9701: Confessions from a discontinued product

Even though the Simplex 4098-9701 addressable smoke detector hasn’t been manufactured for over 20 years, it’s still one of our best selling Simplex smoke detector heads. Read what lessons we’ve learned on what happens to supply and price when a product is discontinued. How can these insights help us as we expect the UL 2020 […]

Hochiki Announcing Significant Product Changes Due To new 2020 UL Standards

Hochiki announces major product changes including the end of life of all single sensor technology products. UL 2020 standards hit again. This time Hochiki announces major product changes including the end of life of all single sensor technology products. They will be offering 5 new detectors and a beam detector. Their first offerings which comply […]

Learn which fire alarms save more lives

The less expensive detectors utilize ionization technology leaving you less time to escape. Smoke alarms detect fires in different ways. These varying approaches impact when you’re alerted and the amount of time you have to reach safety. The less expensive detectors utilize ionization technology leaving you less time to escape. Photoelectric alarms alert you earlier […]

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