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Allied Universal employee saves toddler’s life

July 13, 2020SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Off-duty Allied Universal security guard and ex-Marine, Phillip Blanks, caught a three-year-old child who was dropped from the third story of a burning apartment building in Phoenix. Blanks was hanging out with a friend when he heard commotion outside. As smoke and flames engulfed the apartment, Blanks saw what was about to happen and ran towards the building to see how he could help. Within moments, he had a toddler in his arms. “I’d seen the building was on fire and...

Allied Universal, Cellphones, Data, fire and life safety


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Suppliers

Cove and RapidSOS partnership benefits home security industry

July 9, 2020SSN Staff

NEW YORK, NY—Utah-based, DIY security company, Cove, offering premium home security and now certified as RapidSOS Ready, is capable of sending life-saving, home-security data directly to 911 centers to empower the fastest, most effective emergency response, as opposed to verbally relaying all critical information from the monitoring center to 911 centers. Noted in the announcement, according to 911 dispatchers this could save three to four minutes in the emergency response process and eliminate...

Cove, DIY, DIY security systems, DIY systems, fire and life safety, first responders, RapidSOS, Residential Security


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Also Noted

ADT maintains the safety of customers and employees

March 24, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Today, ADT provided an update on the measures it is taking to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis. “As COVID-19 is testing our nation's resolve, it's also bringing out the best in many people and businesses, and this is especially true at ADT,” Jim DeVries, president and CEO, ADT said in the announcement. “I've seen a tremendous outpouring of compassion and commitment from our team members to support each other and help keep our customers safe. With the...

ADT, ADT Commercial, fire and life safety, first responders, Jim DeVries, recurring monthly revenue, RMR


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Commercial

Huron Capital's Sciens Building Solutions acquires Critical System Solutions

August 5, 2019SSN Staff

DETROIT—Operationally focused private equity firm Huron Capital announced its fire service and integrated solutions ExecFactor platform Sciens Building Solutions has acquired St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Critical System Solutions (CSS), a full-service provider of comprehensive life safety systems and products. Founded in 2005, CSS specializes in the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection, security, access control and sprinkler systems, and serves the commercial, retail, industrial,...

Critical Systems Solutions, fire and life safety, fire safety, Huron Capital, Jim Mahoney, Sciens Building Solutions, Terry Heath


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Fire Systems Installation

Benchmark report on fire/life safety device inspection data released

October 7, 2014SSN Staff

SUWANEE, Ga.— BuildingReports, an inspection reporting services company, recently released its first benchmark report based on inspection data from more than 120 million fire and life safety devices. And the company plans to follow up with additional reports that provide a more detailed look at the data.“The inaugural report is a 30,000-foot view of the inspection data and provides a solid foundation, but it's a foundation we'll build upon in quarterly addendums and annual reports moving...

benchmark report, BuildingReports, fire and life safety, Security Systems News


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