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Siemens recalls audible fire alarm bases

September 24, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.— Siemens Building Technologies, based here, is recalling about 9,000 audible fire alarm bases because they can fail to sound an alarm, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Sept. 18.The name of the product is the SBGA-34 Audible Fire Alarm Base, typically used in commercial facilities, not homes, company spokeswoman Allison Britt said in an email interview. It “is part of a professionally installed fire alarm system, not a self-contained product...

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Chinese fire manufacturer's new $30m plant in Quebec to target U.S. market

September 22, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

SAINT-BRUNO-DE-MONTARVILLE, Quebec—A Chinese fire manufacturer plans to build a $30 million new plant in this city near Montreal next year. However, its plan to eventually target the U.S. market could face challenges, according to an industry analyst.“I think it could be hard for them to set up distribution,” Justin Siller, manager, security and building technologies, for IHS, a Colorado-based market research company.He noted that the fire alarm manufacturer, Maple Armor, would...

fire security, IHS, Justin Siller, Maple Armor, Marilie Beaulieu-Gravel, physical security, SSN


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PE firm buys back distributor it previously sold

September 17, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Private equity firm Behrman Capital likes BECO Holding Company, a wholesale distributor of fire equipment based here, so much that it recently bought the company back after selling it four years ago.“They really like the company, the team and the market that it was in,” David Kennedy, a director at Harris Williams & Co., a middle market investment bank that advised BHC on the deal, told Security Systems News.He added, “I think there's a lot that Behrman thinks...

BECO, Behrman Capital, David Kennedy, fire security, Harris, physical security, Specialty Distribution Group, SSN, Williams & Co.


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Donated fire system plays critical role in fire tech training

August 25, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

DOVER, Del.—The recent donation of a Farenhyt fire alarm and ECS system and the free installation that local company Advantech provided to Delaware Technical Community College's Fire Protection Engineering Technology program benefits not only the college but also the industry, according to Advantech.Eric Schaeffer, president of Advantech, a life safety and integration firm based here, said it's imperative that future fire protection employees get the experience that working with the latest...

Advantech, Delaware Tech, ECS, Eric Schaeffer, fire security, Honeywell, John Gampo, physical security, Security-Net, Silent Knight


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NYC accepts video image smoke detection

July 16, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

SPARKS, Md.—Video image smoke detection is now accepted under the New York City Building Code, opening a large new market for such detection systems.“This is a pretty big deal,” Rick Jeffress, sales manager, Americas, for Fike Video Image Detection, which is based here and is a business division of Fike, told Security Systems News. “We are starting to receive calls for systems in high-rise and other mechanical equipment rooms.”The New York City Building Code currently...

Fike Security, fire security, NYC, physical security, physical security. SSN, Rick Jeffress, video image smoke detection


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New NFPA leader 'not a stranger' to organization

July 11, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—Jim Pauley became the new president of the National Fire Protection Association on July 1, but he's already familiar to many at the organization.“The good news for me is that, although I'm new to this chair, I'm not a stranger to NFPA at all,” Pauley told Security Systems News. “I've been actually involved with NFPA for 20-plus years. I've been a member, a volunteer, a technical committee member and a chairman Ö of the standards council. So I've really gotten...

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Small new fire panel has big capabilities

June 18, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

LAS VEGAS—If Goldilocks were a small business, the smart, new Simplex 4007ES fire alarm panel would be just right for her.The small, expandable panel—which Tyco SimplexGrinnell was demonstrating for the first time at the NFPA Conference & Expo, held here June 9-12—offers the features and functions of larger systems but is affordable for smaller projects, the company said. Among its features is TrueInsight, a component of the company's eServices technology, which provides remote...

Chris Woodcock, fire security, John Haynes, physical security, SimplexGrinnell, SSN, Tyco


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