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Security Industry Groups Call For Alarm Response, Security Services to Be Classified as “Essential” During Coronavirus Pandemic

SIA, ESA and TMA have penned a letter to public safety officials calling for governments to exempt alarm response centers and companies that serve them from shelter-in-place orders.

CentralSquare Partners with Genetec Inc. to Enable First Responders to Connect with Cameras

Partnership will enable law, police and EMS to quickly connect with the nearest public camera and respond smartly based on the specific situation, potentially preventing more than 2,000 homicides.

House Passes Bill Creating Grant Program to Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Homes

House Passes Bill Creating Grant Program to Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Homes

The bill’s passage, which would give grants to elderly and low-income residents, came after the House of Representatives approved a bill that requires carbon monoxide detectors in public housing.

5 Things You Can Do to Avoid Battery Related Risks

5 Things You Can Do to Avoid Battery-Related Risks

With unexpected severe weather and natural disasters looming, one power outage can leave your customers’ businesses at risk.

Active Shooter Training: Turn Fear and Uncertainty into Courage and Confidence

Active Shooter Training: Turn Fear and Uncertainty into Courage and Confidence

Fear and uncertainty are two human emotions that prevent people from reacting or acting upon a specific event or incident.

Largest Hospital System in New York Arms Guards to Prevent Mass Casualty Attacks

Largest Hospital System in New York Arms Guards to Prevent Mass Casualty Attacks

Qualified security guars at North Shore University Hospitals will now be armed amid shooting incidents in New York.

Cut & Paste to Digitally Streamlined Credentials

Cut & Paste to Digitally Streamlined Credentials

Using a robust, web-based ID software to create credentials with high-security features for a community’s public employees

Security for Thousands of Austin Buildings Compromised Due to Stolen Master Key

Security for Thousands of Austin Buildings Compromised Due to Stolen Master Key

A master key that allows first responders easy and quick access to apartment complexes and commercial buildings was recently found in the possession of a burglary suspect.



NFPA to Fast-Track New Standard for Active Shooter Response

NFPA to Fast-Track New Standard for Active Shooter Response

The rise in active shooter incidents and the escalating impact of hostile events has prompted the National Fire Protection Association to process NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events, as a provisional standard, which means it would be available for use as early as April 2018.

Cannes Film Festival Opens Up to Increased Security

Cannes Film Festival Opens Up to Increased Security

The Cannes Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday to increased security measures amid heightened security threat overseas.

Dallas EMT Shooting Raises Questions about Arming First Responders

Dallas EMT Shooting Raises Questions about Arming First Responders

Dallas PD and first responders received a call about a suicide; the shooting spree that unfolded leaves many questions to be answered.

Security Alert to All North Carolina GOP Offices after Damaged Headquarters

Security Alert to All North Carolina GOP Offices after Damaged Headquarters

A Republican Party office was tagged with graffiti and burned forcing a security alert for all offices in North Carolina.

Cleveland Police See Minimal Problems as Convention Sees Last Day

Cleveland Police See Minimal Problems as Convention Sees Last Day

Cleveland Police show planning and dedication can lead to security during a massive event.

Alternative Fire Alarm Reporting Communications Solutions for New & Old Systems:  Offer Monthly Savings & Meet New NFPA 72 Code

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Alternative Fire Alarm Reporting Communications Solutions for New & Old Systems: Offer Monthly Savings & Meet New NFPA 72 Code

Under the latest 2016 edition requirements for Fire System Monitoring has changed drastically. The three options to keep current for fire system monitoring are two telephone lines requiring special, site specific AHJ approval; a single phone line plus another independent form of communications, or a Sole Path Fire Communicator or Equivalent.

Following the Code

Following the Code

There are seven basic code categories for electrified hardware used to control access or egress, and each has seen recent code changes.

Northern Mexico Prison Riot Leaves 52 Dead

Northern Mexico Prison Riot Leaves 52 Dead

A riot broke out in Topo Chico prison in northern Mexico the morning of February 11 resulting in the death of at least 52 inmates.

Honeywell Announces Aquisition of Xtralis

Honeywell Announces Aquisition of Xtralis

Honeywell has entered into an agreement to acquire Xtralis, a global provider of smoke detection and perimeter security technologies.

Johnson Controls to Combine with Tyco in Tax-Inversion Deal

Johnson Controls to Combine with Tyco in Tax-Inversion Deal

Johnson Controls strikes $20 billion Tyco Acquisition, company to be based in Ireland.

We increasingly live and work in them, but how safe are our cities?

The Future of Safe Cities

Wrightstyle is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of advanced steel and aluminium glazing systems, supplying fire and blast resistant systems worldwide. Jane Embury, the company’s marketing director, discusses our growing love affair with cities, and the new kinds of threat they face.

Wrightstyle is a specialist steel and aluminium glazing company and supplies its fire-rated systems internationally.  Lee Coates, the company’s technical director, looks at fire training in the build up to Christmas.

With Apologies, an Early Christmas Warning

Wrightstyle is a specialist steel and aluminium glazing company and supplies its fire-rated systems internationally. Lee Coates, the company’s technical director, looks at fire training in the build up to Christmas.

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