Posts Tagged ‘UL’

Poll: UL 2050: What is it? Are you looking into it?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 11:50 Be the first to comment

Start Date: July 26 End Date: Aug. 9 Short Answer: UL 2050 has been a popular topic with readers of Security Systems News, with many expressing confusion. Are you familiar with UL2050 and its potential importance to the industry? Total Votes: 103 Do you know what UL 2050 listing is? – Yes. (40 vote(s)) – [...]

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What is the value provided by multi-site monitoring centers?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:10 Be the first to comment

Hot redundancy, disaster recovery lead the discussion By Daniel Gelinas C.O.P.S. Monitoring—with monitoring centers in New Jersey, Florida and Arizona—recently trumpeted a big improvement in response time to high-priority alarms. Ad materials from the company claim a nearly 17 percent improvement, cutting 2.69 seconds from 2009’s average response time of 16.09 seconds and accomplishing an [...]

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How will new frequency standards change the fire alarm business?

Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:35 Be the first to comment

Louder? How about lower? Studies show lower frequency alarms are easier to hear; carries implications for new sounders, power supplies and mass notification systems By Martha Entwistle If you can’t hear a person speaking, you’ll typically ask them to speak up. Louder is easier to hear, right? That’s not necessarily the case with smoke alarms. [...]

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As video monitoring makes strides, is a video-specific standard needed?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 11:25 Be the first to comment

YARMOUTH, Maine—In an IP world, where advances in technology lead to more frequent improvements in the cloud and better hosted services, it’s getting easier for dealers to differentiate and make more RMR through offering video surveillance and monitoring. As video becomes less of a rare specialty or self-contained CCTV system and more of a de rigueur, a la carte offering, is there any push for a category for standards listing? Is there a real need for such a category, or will IP-based video monitoring remain an unregulated niche of a few high-tech, specialized, video-monitoring firms?

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