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Security On-Line: Quality keeps recession at bay

Company concentrates on high-end clients with valuable property they’ll pay top dollar to protect
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08/04/2011

AMBLER, Pa.—Security On-Line Systems, a Silent Knight Farenhyt Engineered Systems Distributor based here, says its key to success in the down economy is to focus on quality, despite the cost.

Fire monitoring battle ongoing in Illinois

A judge says public fire districts can’t be in the fire monitoring business, but local municipalities contend they still can require businesses to be monitored only by them
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07/28/2011

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—A battle in this state over public entities taking control over fire alarm monitoring is still raging, despite a recent federal court ruling saying a public fire district had no legal right to invalidate contracts that ADT Security and other companies had with their customers and put itself solely in charge of commercial fire alarm monitoring.

Brothers goes national with new manager

The Minnesota-based company has expanded regionally; now it’s ready for national accounts
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07/14/2011

ELK RIVER, Minn.—Brothers Fire Protection is embarking on a “new chapter” for the 17-year-old business: bringing its fire and life safety business from a regional to a national level with a new national accounts division and new manager to lead it.

School vacation = work for fire alarm installers

Summer ‘busiest time of year for school contractors.’
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07/07/2011

PLACENTIA, Calif. and OCALA, Fla.—The final bell for students before summer vacation is like a starting bell for fire alarm installers who work in schools. They often only have that time to install a new fire alarm system or retrofit an existing one before students return in the fall.

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.

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