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Potter Electric does major overhaul of website

Relaunch designed for better customer interaction and enhanced functionality
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02/13/2012

ST. LOUIS—To enhance navigation and product information for its customers, Potter Electric Signal Co., a developer and manufacturer of life safety products, recently launched a redesigned website.

Mass notification goes mainstream

Recent interest spurred by factors such as codes and extreme weather
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02/06/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—Military installations and college campuses are the two verticals best known for having mass notification systems. However, as that facet of the industry develops and grows, mass notification increasingly is in demand by a more diverse market that includes everything from an ice cream plant to K-12 schools, according to industry experts.

Illinois alarm industry helps quash onerous proposals

Ordinances to get communities into the fire-alarm monitoring business fizzle after industry raises concerns
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02/01/2012

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—The security alarm industry scored two significant victories last week in an ongoing battle in this state over public entities monopolizing fire alarm monitoring, according to the head of the Illinois Electronic Security Association.

Healthcare = growth vertical for Alarm & Suppression

The upstate N.Y. company finds hospitals a source of ongoing projects
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01/31/2012

GLENVILLE, N.Y.—Hospitals have proved to be a strong vertical for Alarm & Suppression Inc., a full-service fire company based here.

Honeywell acquires Fire Sentry

Acquisition adds flame detection to Honeywell’s leading gas detection business
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01/25/2012

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—Honeywell has acquired Fire Sentry, a manufacturer of fire detection and control products for a broad range of industrial markets.

axonX flourishes under Fike

Now called Fike Video Image Detection, it has expanded to new markets worldwide and in the U.S.
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01/25/2012

SPARKS, Md.—Since being acquired by Fike nearly three years ago, axonX, a video smoke detection company that now does business as Fike Video Image Detection, has gained access to markets all over the world and expanded into new verticals here at home, according to General Manager Mac Mottley.

ISA poised for growth under new management

The Kentucky-based fire company now counts Pentagon among high-profile customers
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01/18/2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—International Systems of America (ISA) won a big government contract recently to handle all the fire alarm and sprinkler service maintenance for the Pentagon.

Great Lakes Building Systems has banner year

N.Y. company says variety of factors led to 30 percent growth in 2011
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01/18/2012

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Great Lakes Building Systems saw revenues increase by about 30 percent in 2011 over 2010, added five employees and is planning to open a third office this year, company president John Wojdan told Security Systems News.

Healthcare is growth vertical for Alarm & Suppression

The upstate N.Y. company finds hospitals a source of ongoing projects
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01/18/2012

GLENVILLE, N.Y.—Hospitals have proved to be a strong vertical for Alarm & Suppression Inc., a full-service fire company based here.

Home sprinkler bill appears headed to N.J. Legislature

But the measure has been facing legislative roadblocks
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01/16/2012

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J.—A bill to require fire sprinkler systems in new one- and two-family homes in New Jersey likely will go before the state Legislature this year, now that the measure has cleared several legislative hurdles, according to the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, which is based here.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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