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For school shootings, first response should be ECS

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01/16/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—The nation’s schools need to be armed—with emergency communication systems.

Alarm Tech makes synergetic acquisition

The Maryland fire company combines its resources with a company in its backyard, adding services that enhance its market opportunities
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01/09/2013

SEVERN, Md.—Alarm Tech Solutions, a fire company based here, has acquired SPC Inc. of Jessup, Md. The Jan. 7 acquisition increases Alarm Tech’s work force by nearly 40 percent and provides it with a variety of new and expanded market opportunities.

AFA acquires, puts former NYC fire commissioner on its board

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01/09/2013

SYOSSET, N.Y.—AFA Protective Systems, a super-regional based here, recently added about $45,000 to its RMR with the acquisition of Ready Alarm, a company providing commercial fire alarm monitoring, maintenance and inspection services in the New York City market.

Tribal business is specialty of Oklahoma company

York Electronic Systems is American Indian-owned, but its president says real key to winning jobs is good service
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12/26/2012

BROKEN ARROW, Okla.—Oklahoma has one of the greatest concentrations of American Indian tribes in the nation, and tribal businesses are an important vertical for York Electronic Systems, which is based here.

San Francisco company to upgrade fire system at landmark

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12/21/2012

SAN FRANCISCO—The Marin County Civic Center, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a marvel of modern architecture with an old and outdated fire alarm system. Now, however, U.S. Electric Technologies, based here, has been awarded a contract of up to $2 million to upgrade the system.

Going against the grain: Builder promotes sprinklers

Florida homebuilder offers free sprinkler systems in homes he builds and works with NFPA to advocate for them
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12/12/2012

CAPE CORAL, Fla.—Many homebuilders fight against installing home fire sprinklers, contending they discourage sales by jacking up a home’s price tag. But Sam Davis, a builder based here, believes so strongly that sprinklers save lives that he offers them free in all the homes he builds.

Innovations make Time & Alarm stand out

Integrator succeeds with marketing strategies ‘other companies don’t think about’
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12/10/2012

MIRA LOMA, Calif.—Time & Alarm Systems is one of Gamewell-FCI’s top distributors, and company CEO and President Keith Senn points to some innovative marketing initiatives as an important factor in the company’s success.

Fidelity Alarm upgrades fire system at major transit facility

Silent Knight system chosen for large maintenance complex owned by transportation authority in Pennsylvania
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12/07/2012

PHILADELPHIA—Ease of use was one reason why a new Silent Knight by Honeywell fire alarm system was chosen to upgrade a huge facility owned by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), one of the nation’s largest transportation hubs, according to the company that handled the project.

Should NFPA 730 go from guide to code?

SIA says no because of concerns about liability and the expense of retraining installers
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11/28/2012

SILVER SPRING, Md.—A proposal to change NFPA 730, the National Fire Protection Association standard governing security systems, from a best-practices recommendation to a code is generating concerns from the security industry.

MCS Fire & Security wins university MNS contract

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11/26/2012

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—MCS Fire & Security, based here, recently announced it won a contract to upgrade the fire alarm system at Texas Christian University and use it as the backbone of new mass notification/emergency communication system.

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