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Fire Protection: The Four Types of Fire Detectors

Did you know that there are actually four different types of detectors that are used to sense the presence of a fire? The best way to determine which kind is the right choice for your business or building is to understand the differences between them. The four types of fire detectors are ionization/photoelectric, photoelectric, ionization, and...
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Keeping Your Fire Extinguisher in Working Order

Fire extinguishers are incredibly important safety tools that should be placed in every single building that is occupied. However, simply placing an extinguisher in the building is not enough to ensure the safety of those inside. In order to be kept in proper working order, fire extinguishers must be regularly maintained or they may not...
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Types of Fire Extinguishers for Commercial Buildings

Although most people are aware that commercial buildings are required by law to have fire extinguishers, they do not know that there are actually many different types of extinguishers to choose from. Each specific type of fire extinguisher is developed for a certain type of fire or may only be applicable in particular situations. At A...
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Types of Commercial Fire Detection Systems

Do you know if your commercial building or facility will be protected in the event of a fire? You must not only ensure that you not only have the proper fire safety procedures in place, but also equip your building with the most updated and effective detection systems to alert your employees should a fire...
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Fire Alarm Systems: Understanding Panel Signals

Does seeing a light lit on your fire alarm panel fill you with a feeling of dread? It shouldn’t! By taking the time to understand what the basic signals mean, you will begin to feel much more comfortable with your system. There are three basic categories for fire alarm panel signals: trouble, supervisory, and alarm. Trouble...
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Security Systems: Elements of Effective Video Surveillance

An advanced security system can consist of many different integrated devices including alarms, smoke detectors, motion sensors, and many other aspects. With all of these components, it can be overwhelming and brings up the question of what should your security system actually have? One of the “must-have” components for every security system is video surveillance....
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Fire Prevention Month

Did you know that October is actually Fire Prevention Month? During this time, public service departments from across the United States join together to help increase awareness about fire safety. While everyone should know the basics about fire prevention, business and building owners should be especially well-informed on the subject as they are responsible for the...
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Which Kind of Security Camera Is Right for Your Business?

Security cameras are some of the most powerful and effective aspects of a business’s overall security system. Commercial security cameras not only keep property safe and monitored while vacant, but also help deter overall theft. The recorded footage from these cameras can also be used evidence in the event of a criminal investigation. Of the many...
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Is Your Commercial Security System Safe Enough?

Unfortunately, business owners sometimes fall into a false sense of security after they have a simple alarm system or camera set up in their building. While having this equipment installed is a great way to start protecting your business, you must continuously monitor your overall security to ensure that is effective. Have you considered the effectiveness...
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Fire Protection Systems: Important Reminders for Building and Business Owners

The only way for your fire protection systems to stay in proper working order is by ensuring that the necessary maintenance and inspections are routinely done. As a business  or building owner, this typically falls on your shoulders. These systems are the things that will give your employees and building occupants enough time to safely...
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