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Fenway Park turns 100, with help from AFA

AFA Protective Systems updates historic park’s life safety systems
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06/27/2012

BOSTON—Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox and one of the oldest and best-known ballparks in the nation, turned 100 years old in April. Timed with the anniversary was the completion of a 10-year renovation plan for the ballpark—a job that included the design and installation of an emergency voice/alarm communications network throughout Fenway Park and its associated buildings by AFA Protective Systems.

SimplexGrinnell: ‘Our business will thrive’ with Tyco split

Reorganization will allow SimplexGrinnell to focus on life safety
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06/22/2012

LAS VEGAS—At the National Fire Protection Association’s annual Conference & Expo, held here in June, SimplexGrinnell President Bob Chauvin said Tyco International’s pending split into three publicly traded companies on Oct. 1 will benefit SimplexGrinnell.

Fire companies in NYC will need certificate to inspect and service

The industry says measure will ensure high standards
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06/20/2012

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—By August, anyone who inspects, tests or services fire alarm systems in New York City must be officially certified to do so by the city’s fire department.

American Security stoked about fire business

New contracts, strategic hiring and a parts-and-smarts approach help the NYC company grow its fire division
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06/12/2012

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.—American Security Systems recently announced new developments for its fast-growing fire division, including winning a New York City Housing Authority contract to service 231 community and day care centers and other buildings in the city’s five boro

AFA Protective buys in Philly

Purchase of Sera Security will yield $50k in RMR in mostly commercial fire accounts
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06/06/2012

SYOSSET, N.Y.—In a deal that bumps the company’s RMR to more than $2.5 million, AFA Protective Systems on June 1 acquired the alarm business assets of Sera Security of Southampton, Pa., in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Cooper Notification: New LED appliances are ‘industry’s first’

A Florida fire company likes the devices because they’re energy efficient and have a smaller profile than traditional ones
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06/05/2012

POMPANO BEACH, Fla.—Advanced Fire & Security, based here, is eager to start installing Cooper Notification’s new LED notification appliances for reasons that include energy efficiency, ease of installation and a smaller profile, according to the company’s owners.

Maryland mandates residential fire sprinklers

The NFSA was one of the groups working to get the legislation passed
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05/21/2012

PATTERSON, N.Y.—New homes built in Maryland will be required to have fire sprinklers beginning this fall, the result of new legislation signed into law by that state’s governor May 2.

Determining intelligibility of emergency messages—not so simple anymore

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05/16/2012

BURLINGTON, Mass.—The traditional way of deciding whether an emergency message is intelligible is pretty simple, but now technology and other factors are making determining intelligibility more complex, according to a fire protection engineer at a recent emergency management seminar here.

Industry wins court case where municipality limited fire alarm business

Massachusetts’ high court says a city can’t require use of just one fire system when the state building code allows four
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05/09/2012

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—After a three-year legal battle, the industry emerged victorious in a case in which the city of Springfield was mandating that commercial and other buildings have a municipally-connected fire alarm system that uses a radio box instead of other types of systems allowed by the state’s building code.

New combined fire/CO detector is ‘what the industry needs’

A N.Y. fire company predicts the cost-effective solution will appeal to building owners in light of new CO laws
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05/02/2012

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— A new combined fire/carbon monoxide detector recently introduced by Gamewell-FCI has already netted Syracuse Time & Alarm several jobs because the product saves money and has high functionality, according to Mark Simpson, sales manager of the systems integrator, which is based here and whose business is about 60 percent fire.

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SSN News Poll May 2014

The fourth annual Barnes Associates/SSN/CSAA Wholesale Monitoring Study found the number of monitoring accounts in 2013 was up 19 percent over the previous year. The authors believe the influx of cablecos and telecoms into the industry is behind this "unprecedented growth." What are your thoughts on the impact these big new players are having?

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