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'Diversified' Entec Systems does it all

August 26, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

SUWANEE, Ga.— Entec Systems, based here, provides fire and life safety protection to a wide range of customers, but a lot of its work recently has been coming from two verticals, one of them new.“Lately we've been doing a lot of correctional work and entertainment venues,” Brent Laws, company president, told Security Systems News.The recreational entertainment venues are a new vertical for Entec, said Laws, who founded the company, a Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell distributor, 15 years...

Brent Laws, Entec Systems, Fire systems installation, Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell distributor, NFPA 72


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Low frequency fire appliances more audible, meet new code

April 29, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

LAS VEGAS—When a fire alarm activates during a fire, the high-frequency sound it emits can be insufficient to alert some hearing impaired individuals or even just sound sleepers. But System Sensor has some new low frequency notification appliances that address that problem because they're easier for such people to hear, according to David George, the company's director of marketing communications.The low frequency sounders and sounder strobes, which were among products the St. Charles, Ill.-based...

David George, fire system installation, NFPA 72, physical security, Rebecca Peterson, SSN, System Sensor


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New NFPA president to be introduced at 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo

March 17, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

LAS VEGAS—The focus of the 2014 National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo will be health care and sustainability. This year's show also will stand out because NFPA's new president will be introduced to the more than 3,500 expected attendees at the event.In addition, attendees also will get to hear “The Star-Spangled Banner” sung by the winner of a new NFPA contest launched to pick talent to sing the national anthem at the opening of this year's general session of the...

life safety systems, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, NFPA 72, physical security, SSN


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Also Noted

Fire-Lite's mass notification system earns UL Listing

May 23, 2013SSN Staff

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell announced that its new Emergency Command Center mass notification system is the first non-proprietary line to be listed to Underwriter's Laboratories' 2572 standard, according to a press release. In October 2011, the formal 2572 standard for control and communications units of mass notification systems was published by the American National Standard Institute as a standard for which mass notification systems should be designed and tested. In addition...

ANSI, ECC, Fire-Lite Alarms, Honeywell, mass notification systems, NFPA 72, SSN, Underwriter's Laboratories


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NFPA show: electric car safety, expo on ADA accessibility and additional educational sessions

March 18, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—The 2013 National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo will be held in Chicago in June, and highlights of the show include additional education sessions and an electric vehicle safety showcase that will address safety considerations regarding the growing number of charging stations installed in homes, businesses and public spaces.The show also will include a new Accessibility Expo featuring fire and life safety products designed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities...

Americans with Disabilities Act, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Lorraine Carli, NFPA 72, NFPA Conference & Expo


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Determining intelligibility of emergency messages—not so simple anymore

May 16, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

BURLINGTON, Mass.—The traditional way of deciding whether an emergency message is intelligible is pretty simple, according to a fire protection engineer at a recent emergency management seminar here.“We all stand around with the fire marshal or AHJ or whoever it is and we play back the message and say, 'Hey, did you understand it?'” said Jack Poole of Olathe, Kan.-based Poole Fire Protection. He gave a presentation on intelligibility at the May 3 event sponsored by Notifier by Honeywell.But...

Jack Poole, NFPA 72, Notifier by Honeywell, Poole Fire Protection


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Residential

Owners driving market for mass notification systems

May 9, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

BURLINGTON, Mass.—Fear of newspaper headlines is helping drive the market for mass notification systems, Jack Poole, a fire protection engineer and member of the NFPA 72 Technical Committee, said at a recent emergency management seminar here.Poole, speaking at the May 3 event sponsored by Notifier by Honeywell, said he was giving a presentation about mass notification/emergency communication systems (ECS) recently to top management at a telecommunications facility, discussing potential threats...

emergency communiacation systems, Jack Poole, NFPA 72, Notifier by Honeywell, Poole Fire Protection, Security Systems News


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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 Systems News....

2013 editon, Bay Alarm, Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, Carter Rierson, Lee Richardson, Mark Popkowski, Modern System Concepts, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, NFPA, NFPA 72


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Silent Knight launches combined fire alarm and ECS system

March 21, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

NORTHFORD, Conn.—An “all-in-one” fire alarm and emergency communications system just introduced by Silent Knight by Honeywell is easy to use and cost-effective, according to Jim Spooner, product manager for Silent Knight.“You're installing one cabinet [instead of separate fire alarm and emergency communication systems],” he told Security Systems News. “That will reduce your labor time on the installation.”Also, he said, wiring for one system is less expensive....

Beth Welch, Farenhyt ECS, Honeywell Fire Systems, Jim Spooner, New Fire & Emergency Communication Code Seminars, NFPA 72, Security Systems News, Silent Knight


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Want to be in the know? Come to the NFPA show

March 14, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—The 2013 edition of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, will come out this fall. And one of the best ways to learn about content changes in the code is at the 2012 National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo this June in Las Vegas, according to Lorraine Carli, VP of communications for the NFPA, based here.That's because the annual show, which runs this year from June 11-14, will have three separate panel presentations on significant content changes...

Installation of Sprinkler Systems, Lorraine Carli, National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo, NFPA, NFPA 13, NFPA 72, Security Systems News, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code


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