Article by Lawrence Mascera Fire protection systems are a necessary component to any building’s life safety plan.  They help to buy time and save people, property and product from being destroyed in the event of a fire.  According to NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) buildings with a properly maintained fire sprinkler system reduces the risk […]

save time

Article by Brennan O’Donnell I’m sure you can picture it now – you just remembered that you have a visit with the Fire Marshal coming up and you either forgot that you are past due for inspections, or still have outstanding system deficiencies from a recent inspection. Most everyone can think back to a time […]

loud sounds

Article by Matt Karver Property owners understand that fire alarm systems are a routine cost when building, maintaining, or renovating a structure.  In most cases, a fire alarm system notifies occupants in an office space, classroom, apartment, or other confined area with a relatively low ambient noise level.  These spaces do not require specialized equipment […]

Smoke alarms

Article by Bob Taylor The optimal sound and sound level for fire and smoke alarms has long been debated. The hope is that the right sound will be recognizable by building occupants and evoke the immediate desired response of evacuation. Beginning July 1, 1996, NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code required that the […]


Article by Isaiah Lewis-Harris With summer coming to a close and the days becoming shorter, the need for security at properties increases. Studies have shown that criminals tend to act at night under the moonlight. Having the proper security equipment can help deter any unwanted guest from entering your business. Video surveillance is a key […]

Fire Alarms & Fire Prevention Systems

What they are, what is required by code and how long they need to supply power Article By Dennis Bergbauer A fire alarm system must be able to operate during an emergency condition. If, the incoming power to the fire panel fails, the system must still operate. This is why we need backup, or secondary […]