Fire Alarm System Sensitivity Testing on smoke detectors

Article by Toni Szczepanski – Preventive Maintenance Specialist While it may cost a little bit more to add sensitivity testing to your next fire alarm inspection, it could save you much more than you think. Ensuring that your life safety system is working properly reduces the risk of false alarms which would evacuate the entire […]

fire sprinkler myths oliver

Article by Vincent Magna (Fire Sprinkler Project Manager) and Lars Mascera (Marketing Manager) Fire sprinkler systems are an essential part of fire protection systems in buildings. However, many people have myths and misconceptions about fire sprinkler systems that can lead to misunderstanding and misinformation. In this blog post, we will discuss the top ten common […]

Security Monitoring

Article by Jim Harrigan – Fire Alarm Service Sales Manager – Why monitoring is important One of the most important aspects of fire protection to a building and its occupants is to have in place a central station monitoring service for the fire alarm control panel and/or sprinkler system in a building. Having a properly […]

Elevator shaft Fire Sprinklers

Article by Joe Fowler – Project Manager – Nearly every modern, multi-story building that we walk into includes an elevator.  As Estimators, we see the elevator shafts on a Reflected Ceiling Plan and we take note; “I better include for sprinkler heads at the top and bottom of that shaft”.  As it turns out, it […]

AI Security Trust or Threat

Article by Slav Gulko – Security Sales Expert – The adoption of artificial intelligence technology in the security industry is set to grow exponentially in the coming years, driven by the need for improved safety and efficiency. As AI continues to develop, it will provide an unprecedented level of accuracy and reliability, making it an […]

Burglar and fire alarm combination system

Article by Dan Robinson – Fire Alarm Sales Expert – Here at Oliver Fire Protection & Security, we are proud to offer solutions for all of your fire protection and security needs. No matter the size of the facility or residence, we provide solutions to ensure that the correct systems are in place that provide […]

Radio Communication Fireman BDA

Article by Dale Grant – Admirer of Steven King – BDAs may not be at the top of everyone’s mind but you’ve experienced a similar scenario. Most of us have been there at some point in our lives. You’re on the lowest level of a parking garage and you realize you left your lights on […]

Fire Fighter putting out flames from a building fire

A Personal Experience by Chris Cox; Foreword by Dale Grant While watching the Eagle’s unexpected loss to the Washington Commanders during the November 14, Monday Night football game, Oliver’s Fire Alarm technician, Chris Cox, was alerted by his neighbor to a fire next door. A few hours later, Chris would find himself and his family […]

Article by Dale Grant – Journalist – This may come as a shock to many, but 2003 was 20 years ago. That means that it has been twenty years since we joined the search for a plucky orange fish named Nemo. It’s been twenty years since Johnny Depp donned eyeliner and turned an iconic theme […]

Article by Matt Karver – Fire Alarm System Specialist – Circuit Integrity cable (or CI cable) is a cable that can withstand a direct fire attack for two continuous hours before failing to function.  CI cable is significantly more expensive than other cabling systems for your fire alarm system, so it is important to understand […]

Security guards monitoring modern CCTV cameras indoors

Article by Nicola Plasko – Security Sales Specialist – The need for commercial security systems is more prevalent than ever. The increased need for precautions such as access control, video surveillance, and intrusion detection not only protect your investment but, most importantly, they protect yourself and the people in your employ. While mandatory Fire Protection […]

5th year internal clogged pipe inspection

Article by Stephanie Hayes – Customer Accounts Specialist – Every year you should have your annual sprinkler inspection performed to meet the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and/or your insurance company.  This inspection includes a visual inspection from the floor of the exposed sprinkler heads and piping along […]