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Potter limits new fire line to select distributors

Independent manufacturer wants to keep price competitive
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10/12/2011

ST. LOUIS—Potter Electric Signal, which released its own new fire products line earlier this year, recently announced that its growing line of analog addressable fire panels will be available only through select distributors.

Courts side with alarm industry in Illinois

Efforts by public entities to monopolize fire alarm monitoring suffer setbacks in recent rulings
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10/04/2011

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Two court decisions in late August bolstered the alarm industry’s position in an ongoing dispute in Illinois over public entities taking control of fire alarm monitoring away from private companies.

Fire alarms are seen and heard

Gamewell-FCI partners with Alertus to integrate audible and visual alerts
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09/29/2011

NORTHFORD, Conn.—In a partnership that’s designed to enhance its emergency communications systems offerings, Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell announced it is working with Alertus Technologies to integrate audible and visual notification devices and Alertus’ IP network command s

Outsmarting economy with parts, smarts

California-based Low Voltage Solutions also says building relationships key to success
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09/29/2011

VENTURA, Calif.—Jeff Borrelli, president and owner of Low Voltage Solutions, a Silent Knight by Honeywell Farenhyt distributor based here, said specializing in the “parts and smarts” of fire alarm systems has helped the company stay busy in the down economy.

New NFPA conference now in second year

NFPA says Fire & Life Safety Conference so successful last year it’s now an annual event
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09/14/2011

QUINCY, Mass.—Small and personal, more focused and very hands-on.

 

Those words describe the National Fire Protection Association’s second annual Fire & Life Safety Conference, to be held Dec. 12-14 in Orlando, Fla., according to Lorraine Carli, NFPA VP of communications.

ECS = ‘A brand new industry’

Demand has grown for emergency communication systems since 9/11, panel of experts says
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09/08/2011

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Before Sept. 11, 2001, few people saw the need for a comprehensive emergency communications system, according to Peter Ebersold, marketing director for Notifier by Honeywell.

Stampsco one of OK City’s top 50 companies

Company helps fuel growth providing mass notification systems to military bases
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09/01/2011

OKLAHOMA CITY—Since the start of the economic recession, Stampsco, a fire and life safety company based here, has more than doubled its revenues, nearly tripled its office space, and has twice as many employees, according to company president and CEO Rodney Stamps.

Notifier protects historic warship from fire

Fire alarm system 'did its job' on USS Yorktown
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08/18/2011

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Thanks to a Notifier by Honeywell fire system installed about two years ago on the USS Yorktown warship in Mount Pleasant, S.C., a fire on the historic aircraft carrier Aug. 9 was quickly detected and extinguished, according to the company, which is based here.

September 11 transformed fire industry

'Survivability' of systems now key
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08/16/2011

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and BRONX, N.Y.—The Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center killed nearly 3,000 people at that site, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers.

Missouri gov refuses to delay sprinklers

Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that would have delayed sprinkler mandate for long-term care facilities
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08/16/2011

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Gov. Jay Nixon this summer vetoed a bill to add a two-year delay to a requirement that all residential care and assisted living facilities in Missouri install sprinkler systems, the governor’s office said.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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