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Want to be in the know? Come to the NFPA show

Highlights of conference and expo this year include panel discussions on the 2013 edition of NFPA 72
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03/14/2012

QUINCY, Mass.—The 2013 edition of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, will come out this fall. And one of the best ways to learn about content changes in the code is at the 2012 National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo this June in Las Vegas, according to Lorraine Carli, VP of communications for the NFPA, based here

Louisiana fire dealer predicts more wins

Notifier’s new approval for marine applications from the Coast Guard and others could translate into more business for dealers
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02/29/2012

NORTHFORD, Conn., and LAFAYETTE, La.—Notifier by Honeywell recently announced that its Marine ONYX line, fire alarm systems designed for nautical environments, has gained approval for marine applications from the U.S. Coast Guard, Lloyd's Register and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Sirina Fire goes big time in the Big Apple and beyond

The Long Island-based fire company has grown to such an extent it can specialize in major projects
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02/22/2012

GARDEN CITY PARK, N.Y.—Twenty-one years ago, Sirina Fire Protection started out as a small sprinkler company. Today, Sirina, a full-service fire protection and suppression company based here, has about 250 employees and specializes in large projects that have included Yankee Stadium, The New York Times building, the American and Delta airlines terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and New York City’s first casino at Aqueduct Raceway.

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.

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