Fire / Life Safety

Samsung Builds Technology Choices for Red Hawk Fire and Security

Samsung Builds Technology Choices for Red Hawk Fire and Security

Security services provider offers Samsung IP-video, analog and hybrid systems as part of their product choices to deliver a more varied offering to its customers.

Honeywell Names Gary Lederer Leader of Americas Fire and Sensing Business

Honeywell Names Gary Lederer Leader of Americas Fire and Sensing Business

“Under Gary’s leadership, our seasoned management team, highly-recognized brands and superior, customer service will continue to position Honeywell as a strong industry leader.”

Fire-Lite Alarms Keeps Baseball Safe in New Hampshire

Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell has hit a home run for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Toronto Blue Jays' Double-A affiliate team, through the replacement of its stadium's old, damaged fire system with a new Fire-Lite Alarms addressable fire system offering more robust surge protection.

Historic Theater Add System Sensor Fire Detector

In 2010, the historic Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb, Ill., decided to upgrade to a more modern and effective life safety system to protect the structure and its patrons.

New High School Implements System Sensor ExitPoint

To help protect students and staff in the case of an emergency, school officials from Hueytown High School and the building’s architectural firm, Lathan Associates, looked to an engineering firm to design a fire system for them.

Tyco Director Craig Sharman Honored at Public Policy Dinner

Craig Sharman, Director of Federal Government Relations at Tyco Fire & Safety, was presented with the Security Industry Association (SIA) Statesman Award at the organization’s annual Public Policy Dinner.

DOD Facility Installs System Sensor Devices

To meet the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) mandate for mass notification systems (MNSs) in all Department of Defense (DoD) facilities worldwide, the DoD chose to install an integrated fire and life safety/MNS system using System Sensor products at the facility.

The Game Changer

What hasn’t already been said— numerous times—about the supposed imminent demise of the U.S. hardwire public switched telephone system and new fire alarm communications technologies?

High Rise Upgrade

The recently upgraded fire alarm system at the Gulf and Bay Club in Sarasota, Fla., has been a big improvement for the gated condo community’s residents and management, as well as the guards who are on duty 24/7.

Smoke Alarm Tips

Smoke alarms aid in protecting you and your family against fires, so it is important to properly maintain your alarms. Here the U.S. Fire Administration offers some valuable smoke alarm tips.

Sophisticated and Strategic

Mission-critical facilities such as data and telecommunications centers must maintain operations without interruption.

Connecticut School Rebuilds Fire Alarm System After Mother Nature's Fury

A Connecticut school system damaged by two natural disasters continue to receive aid from an integrator.

The Value of an Urban Blast Tool

Thanks to lightning-fast software from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), if a truck bomb was discovered in Lower Manhattan we will now be able to predict the likely damage patterns in the surrounding areas, and prioritize the first responders’ activities long before the bomb’s acoustic shockwave ricocheted out at the speed of sound.

First Receivers Staying on Top of Their Game

There are first responders, of course, those who arrive first on the scene of an incident and who play a critical role in emergencies involving injuries and casualties, but, there are also first receivers who primarily operate in hospitals. These professionals are increasingly expected to be well versed in other public safety domains in preparation for disastrous events.

SimplexGrinnell Acquires Certified Fire Protection

SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco International company in fire and life safety, recently announced the acquisition of privately held Certified Fire Protection, Inc., a fire suppression company in the greater Atlanta area.

DARPA Demonstrates New Fire-Suppression Method

Using electromagnetic fields and acoustics techniques to destabilize flame plasma worked on small flames, but large-scale suppression has yet to be demonstrated, the program manager said.

London Fire Brigade Backs Sprinklers in Schools

According to new figures the brigade released Jan. 10, 36 arson attacks and 113 accidental fires occurred in London’s schools, colleges, and nursery buildings in 2011.

When Clean Isn't Clean Enough

Some solutions are just no-brainers. Take medical backboards, for example, those hard plastic boards used to stabilize patients during emergencies before the patient is lifted onto the gurney and hurried into the ambulance.


TV Show Features Home Automation System from Vivint

The company was recently featured on an episode of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as it helped make a family’s home more secure.

Infrared Technology for Measuring The Effect of Fire on Materials

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are developing an infrared measuring method to analyze the thermal properties and resistance to fire of composite materials.

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