Fire / Life Safety


Make Untraceable Semiautomatic Rifles in Your Home

In a couple of hours, machine can produce aluminum lower receiver of AR-15 rifle.

A Guide to Protective Clothing for Security Personnel

A Guide to Protective Clothing for Security Personnel

Security guards should always be prepared for confrontation and to defend themselves against assault; body armor is essential for staying safe on duty.

A Guide to Protective Clothing for Security Personnel

4 Tips to Ensure Superb Usage of Protective Vests

Whether a stab, spiked-weapon or bullet-proof vest, these tips detail how to best care for your vest, why you should never substitute and why you need to keep yourself safe.

Retired Firefighter Increasing Safety with 21st Century Hydrant

Retired Firefighter Increasing Safety with 21st Century Hydrant

New fire hydrant is safer, smarter and sturdier to enhance the safety of people.

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The Importance of Fire Compartmentation

Whatever the building, compartmentation is fundamental to its safety, creating a series of protected fire zones to ensure that the fire is contained.

Security Industry Association Releases Latest Version of False Alarm Reduction Standard

Recommend design features for security system control panels and associated arming/disarming devices to reduce incidence of false alarm dispatches.

Code Blue and Vigitron Announce Partnership

Strategic partnership to improve networking of emergency communication systems.

Xentry Systems Integration and Ascom Partner

Partnership streamlines mission critical healthcare communications for customers.



U.S. City Firehouses Using Pop Can as Emergency Alert System

U.S. City Firehouses Using Pop Can as Emergency Alert System

While most cities use sophisticated emergency alert systems with bells and automated voice, these firefighters are forced to become creative due to lack of funds.

Silent Knight Builds Online Resource for Life Safety Industry

Silent Knight blog informs on everything related to life safety systems – codes, technology, training, trends, and more.

Low Frequency Application Guide Now Available from System Sensor

Guide covers waking effectiveness, low frequency requirements, occupancy and building code impact, system applications and more.

Advantech's 7" Handheld Pocket Pad Brings Full-size Computing to Mobile Healthcare Applications

Designed especially for use in clinical applications such as EMR, BCMA/CLMA, CPOE, PACS and radiology, is an extension of hospital information system (HIS) and is an ideal PDA.

7 Things Security Professionals Can Learn from Robin Williams

7 Things Security Professionals Can Learn from Robin Williams

Movie quotes offer great insights and knowledge to enhance the security industry.

Anixter International Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Tri-Ed

Accelerates Anixter’s strategic security growth initiative, significantly advancing their existing capabilities and footprint.

College Deploys Latest SILENT KNIGHT Technologies in Renown Fire Engineering Program

Complete and fully-functional Silent Knight Fire Alarm and Emergency Communication System serves critical training role in Delaware Tech Fire Engineering Lab.

USA Officers Keep Risk and Anxiety Low with Training Recall

Rigorous, award-winning security officer training program pays off this summer.

Energy Distribution

Energy Distribution

When officials at the United Illuminating Co., a regional energy distribution company in New Haven, Conn., planned the recent completion of their 56-acre corporate headquarters, their “must-have” list included a campus-wide Emergency Communications System (ECS).

Republican State Representative Wants Migrant Children Quickly Returned Home

Republican State Representative Wants Migrant Children Quickly Returned Home

"I think the first step to fix it is to give our CBP guys the authority to immediately repatriate them back to their countries," said Salmon, chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and a member of the working group that U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, assembled to address the crisis.

Triad Speakers Adds InRoom and OnWall Bronze SlimSubs to Lineup

Built upon the critically-acclaimed InWall Bronze 4/SlimSub with integrated long-throw 10-inch aluminum driver and powered by the RackAmp 350 DSP, each Bronze SlimSub delivers the same exceptional power and deep bass from its remarkably compact enclosure. The net result is a series of subwoofers that fit virtually any application, room or location.

Are Bulletproof Backpacks the Next School Security Trend?

Are Bulletproof Backpacks the Next School Security Trend?

As campus shootings increase across the nation, retailers are stepping up to create bulletproof products.

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