SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Fire control panels manufactured by Digital Monitoring Products are the first network communication alarms to receive approval to be used as a secondary, or back-up, communications channels for fire system central station monitoring in New York City, the company announced last month.
DAYTON, Ohio--Shortly after adding security products into the fold, Accurate Fire relocated to a larger office last month and expects to do the same, again, next spring.
The company remains based here after the move, upgrading to 2,000 square feet from 1,500 square feet.
LIBERTYVILLE, Ohio--A revision to the village building code here calls for fire suppression sprinklers to be installed for any remodeling job involving more than half the structure, reported the Daily Herald.
Currently, any renovation that exceeds 25 percent of the building's assessed valuation must be have a suppression system, but the paper reported that cost estimates had a way of coming in just under that figure.
QUINCY, Mass.--Members of the National Fire Protection Association voted to adopt the 2006 edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code in June at the organization's annual conference in Las Vegas--the first model code in the country to require automatic sprinkler detection in new one- and two-family homes.
PITTSBURGH--Vector Security announced a partnership with Kidde and regional ABC television affiliate WNEP-TV in mid-June, which was designed to distribute 10,000 smoke alarms to needy families within 17 Northeastern Pennsylvania counties through regional fire departments, and to provide fire and carbon monoxide prevention information to viewers.
Through the program, entitled "Operation Save a Life," smoke alarms are being provided by Kidde, a manufacturer of fire safety products.
Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?