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Companies team up for integrated mass notification system

New voice-centric solution combines technologies/software to work indoors and out with one interface
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07/07/2011

PITTSBURGH and MARIETTA, Ga.—IMLCORP and Metis Secure Solutions, both providers of emergency notification systems, in June announced a new partnership “that will integrate their technologies to create a comprehensive indoor and outdoor emergency notification solution.”

Cooper Notification opens new technology center and training institute

New facility designed to meet growing demands of mass notification industry
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07/05/2011

SARASOTA, Fla.—Cooper Notification recently announced the opening of its new Technology and Customer Solutions Center and Training Institute here.
Cooper Notification, a major supplier of life safety notification and mass notification solutions—which are increasingly in demand by governmental institutions and others—is a platform of Cooper Industries. The new state-of-the-art, 25,000-square-foot facility, which opened May 1, is “designed to meet the growing demands of mass notification industry,” the company said in a release.

Presidential change for UTC Fire & Security

Mark Barry is new Global Fire Products president
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07/05/2011

FARMINGTON, Conn.—When Scott Buckhout became president of UTC Fire & Security in March, his job as president of Global Fire Products became vacant.
In May, the company, which is based here, announced that Mark Barry has now stepped into that position.

Tyco Fire works to develop sprinkler market

Tyco says its Rapid Response Contractor Network benefits company, installers, builders
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06/23/2011

LANSDALE, Pa.—With all model fire and life safety codes now requiring fire sprinklers in new homes, new sprinkler markets are opening up as more and more states and local communities pass laws complying with the codes.

Gamewell-FCI: Retrofit Kit saves time, money

New kit touted at NFPA show in Boston this week
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06/16/2011

NORTH WINDHAM, Conn.—Fire Alarm Specialty Design says that using Gamewell-FCI’s new IF600 Retrofit Kit to upgrade a fire alarm panel at a nearby school saved the customer money and the company about six hours of labor.

Chattanooga requires nightclub fire sprinklers

NFSA is instrumental in providing information to persuade city to approve requirement
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06/07/2011

PATTERSON, N.Y.—Testimony from a burn survivor of a deadly nightclub fire in Rhode Island helped persuade the city of Chattanooga, Tenn. this spring to require nightclubs to install fire sprinklers as of 2013, according to the National Fire Sprinkler Association, which is based here.

Notifier creates fire panel BIM models

The company is adapting its panels for new building information modeling trend
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06/02/2011

NORTHFORD, Conn.— Notifier by Honeywell is among those who believe that BIM or building information modeling is likely to take hold in a big way in the fire alarm market. To take advantage of this trend, the company recently created digital content models of its most popular fire alarm control panels.
BIM is information-rich, three-dimensional architectural modeling of a structure, and is increasingly being used to design building projects instead of the traditional 2-D format.

Sprinkler requirements in homes hot issue

Bills to prohibit communities from requiring home sprinklers proving controversial
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05/25/2011

CONCORD, N.H. and HELENA, Mont.—Legislation prohibiting municipalities in New Hampshire from requiring fire sprinkler systems in homes has passed the Legislature and is headed to the governor’s desk.

Safe Harbor, Silent Knight help firefighters train

Silent Knight donates fire panel to firefighter training school, Safe Harbor does installation
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05/24/2011

VERMILION, Ohio—Safe Harbor Security & Fire and Silent Knight by Honeywell Fire Systems Group have teamed up to help firefighters in training learn to familiarize themselves with a fire alarm panel, so they’ll know what to do in a real-life scenario.

Showing impact of false alarms helps reduce them

Vector’ Walker has more than halved false alarms for large retailers, company says
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05/16/2011

PITTSBURGH—Kristina Walker says false alarm reduction has been “etched in my mind” ever since she became Vector Security’s false alarm reduction-permit compliance coordinator nearly six years ago.

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