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Brothers Fire Protection earns UL listing

Company says listing will open up new markets
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05/09/2011

ELK RIVER, Minn.—Brothers Fire Protection announced in April that its fire alarm and life safety team has been granted an Underwriters Laboratory (UL) listing for the company's fire alarm and monitoring services.

Getting to know AHJ builds understanding

A CSAA-sponsored seminar provides tips on effective relationships with AHJ’s
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05/06/2011

VIENNA, Va.—Stopping by your AHJ’s office just to say “Hi” and chat could help increase understanding when it comes time to determine whether a fire alarm meets code.

Survey: Many in N.Y. unaware of new CO law

Amanda’s Law took effect in 2010 but many families don’t have carbon monoxide detectors
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05/05/2011

MEBANE, N.C.—About a year after a new carbon monoxide detector mandate in New York went into effect, a new survey has found that nearly half of New York families still don’t know about the law, according to Kidde, a manufacturer of fire and CO safety products based here.
Amanda’s Law, which requires working CO detectors in all one- and two-family homes that have appliances or heating sources that may emit CO or have attached garages, went into effect just over a year ago.

State Systems adds sprinkler division

Company says sprinkler services answer customers’ demand for ‘one-stop shopping’
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05/05/2011

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—State Systems, a provider of life safety and security systems based here, has joined a small but growing trend in the industry: the addition of fire sprinkler division.

Toronto zero-tolerance alarm measure to undergo review

Industry part of working group that will recommend fair policy/ fees for false alarms
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05/03/2011

TORONTO—In its fight against a new zero-tolerance false alarm regulation here, the Canadian Security Association scored both “a loss and a win” at a March 30 meeting of a City Council subcommittee, CANASA’s executive director JF Champagne told Security System News.

Potter launches new line aimed at middle market

Company plans to go after larger facilities next
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04/21/2011

St. LOUIS—In what executives say is a major launch they’ve been working on for four years, Potter Electric Signal released a new line of addressable fire panels at ISC West that it will be showcasing at the NFPA in June.

UTC Fire & Security: new brand, new president

UTCFS aligns U.S. fire and security services under Chubb brand
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04/14/2011

FARMINGTON, Conn.—UTC Fire & Security recently aligned its United States fire and security services businesses under the Chubb brand. The company’s fire and security services businesses abroad have already consolidated under the Chubb name, and the branding in this country will provide “a new, more seamless interface to customers,” UTC Fire & Security said.

Fire-Lite Alarms systems earthquake-proof

Company’s fire equipment now meets IBC seismic requirements
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03/31/2011

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Fire-Lite by Honeywell has achieved International Building Code seismic certification for its most popular addressable and conventional fire alarm systems, the company, based here, announced this month.

SmartWatch wins major VA fire system contract

Loyal clientele, employees help the company weather recession and position itself for the job
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03/24/2011

MOUNT DORA, Fla.—SmartWatch Security & Sound, a life-safety and security integrator based here, announced this month that it has won a $1.5 million contract to install a fire alarm system, surveillance cameras and an emergency personal protection system (EPPS) at the new Orlando VA Medical Center.

Moving beyond servicing to packaging

Fire companies broaden brand
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03/17/2011

ACTON, Mass.—Packaging a variety of services together has benefited both Protex Central’s customers and the Des Moines, Iowa-based company, said company president Shawn Mullen.

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SSN News Poll June 2014

ADT is going after the small business market, launching targeted offerings for specific verticals: retail, food and beverage, clinical, professional offices and mechanical. The company says there's lot of untapped opportunity because only 50 percent of small businesses have monitored security. What are your thoughts on that market?

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