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Integrator creates inspection app

August 15, 2018Spencer Ives

HOUSTON—Four years ago, Houston-based integrator Modern System Concepts developed an app to ease fire inspections. Now, it's redesigned the app, named fireNspec, to be more scalable and is rolling it out through a separate company, PnewSoft.“It's an inspection app which was designed for the fire industry, but it's grown legs in the fact that it can actually do any kind of inspection whether it be security, or cameras, or anything of that nature,” Mark Popkowski, CEO of PnewSoft...

David Seek, Mark Popkowski, Modern System Concepts, PnewSoft

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Two Houston integrators merge

August 8, 2018Spencer Ives

HOUSTON—Modern System Concepts Inc. and Gulf Coast Security, both based around Houston, in early July merged to create a company better suited for growth.Modern has about $4 million in annual revenue and Gulf Coast did about $1 million annually; the combined company will have about $5 million in revenue and operate as Modern System Concepts.“Modern has strived to look at full solutions, looking at what's best for the customer not [just] now, but into the future. I think bringing [in]...

Gulf Coast Security, Mark Popkowski, Modern System Concepts Inc., Scott Gahn

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New edition of NFPA 72 to be more user friendly

April 18, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

YARMOUTH, Maine—Come this fall, you won't have to flip through the several hundred pages of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, to find documentation requirements. Now, in the new 2013 edition, you'll find the requirements all laid out for you in one chapter. “There is one significant new chapter in the 2013 edition, a chapter on documentation requirements,” Lee Richardson, National Fire Protection Association staff liaison for NFPA 72, told Security...

2013, Bay Alarm, Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, Carter Rierson, Lee Richardson, Mark Popkowski, Modern System Concepts, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Shane Clary

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Modern System Concepts likes communicator

April 11, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

LAS VEGAS—Phone lines were causing problems on a project that Modern System Concepts undertook to upgrade a utility provider's fire systems, said Mark Popkowski, company owner and president. That's why Popkowski said Modern, based in Katy, Texas, is turning to Fire-Lite's IPGSM-DP fire alarm communicator as a solution. The communicator offers a choice of either IP or GSM cellular as the main pathway for reporting fire alarm signals to a central monitoring station, allowing customers...

Beth Welch, Honeywell, Mark Popkowski, Modern System Concepts, Security Systems News (SSN)

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