Fire Alarm Retrofits Do’s and Don’ts
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Fire Alarm Retrofits Do’s and Don’ts

Existing fire systems may need retrofits for a number of reasons. Learn key tips to retrofitting to keep costs down...
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Notre Dame blaze: fire experts on safeguarding heritage sites
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Notre Dame blaze: fire experts on safeguarding heritage sites

A great flame rising between the two towers with whirlwinds of sparks […] Below that fire, below the gloomy balustrade...
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New Smoke Detectors with Old Panels? UL says No!
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New Smoke Detectors with Old Panels? UL says No!

New 2020 UL standards means new smoke detectors, but does it mean in fire alarm control panels as well? With...
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Fire Safety For Your Airbnb Rental
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Fire Safety For Your Airbnb Rental

Thinking of renting out your place? Protect yourself and your home with these critical steps. Airbnb and other peer-to-peer hospitality...
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UL New Testing Facility
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UL New Testing Facility

"Time is running out! Act fast and get in a line at the new UL testing facility before you run...
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New UL 2020 compliant smoke detectors hitting the market.
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New UL 2020 compliant smoke detectors hitting the market.

The UL 2020 standards are creating smarter and safer smoke detectors. They can now distinguish between actual fires and false...
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Can your bedroom door keep flames and smoke out?
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Can your bedroom door keep flames and smoke out?

Watch how having your door closed can help you stay safe from a fire's smoke, heat, and flames. Officials are...
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How smoke alarms became installed in nearly 100% of US homes
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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...
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Avoid main cause of house fires
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Avoid main cause of house fires

Learn what are the main causes for home fires and how to prevent them. SPOILER - "don't leaving stove unattended,...
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Simplex 4098-9714: Beginning of the end?
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Simplex 4098-9714: Beginning of the end?

However, given the new UL 2020 smoke detector standards (UL 217/UL 268) is this the beginning of the end for...
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Protect Tenants with These Fire Prevention Tips
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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...
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How long do fire protection repairs and installs take?
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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...
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States are  starting to follow the  new UL 2020 standards by passing their own fire safety bills
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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...
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Simplex 4098-9701: Confessions from a discontinued product
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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...
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Hochiki Announcing Significant Product Changes Due To new 2020 UL Standards
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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...
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New UL standards and codes are coming: Are you ready?
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New UL standards and codes are coming: Are you ready?

A good article on how to prepare your current system for these drastic changes. Another reminder that new UL codes,...
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Critical fire safety steps for your family!
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Critical fire safety steps for your family!

It’s also helpful to put extra smoke detectors in all bedrooms so the alarm is at its loudest.A new study...
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Learn the most important fire safety tip this holiday season
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Learn the most important fire safety tip this holiday season

For extra safety, consider adding an additional alarm to the room your tree is in if it doesn’t already have...
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How to survive the end of Siemens FP-11 production
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How to survive the end of Siemens FP-11 production

However, as of May 29, 2020 Siemens has announced that the FP-11 will no longer be produced. A significant problem...
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Learn which fire alarms save more lives
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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....
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