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Honeywell fired up about latest tech

June 17, 2015Amy Canfield

The other day I sat in on Honeywell's virtual press conference on its latest industry trends in commercial life safety systems. The company had a nice lineup of their pros on hand to discuss their work and what they'll be highlighting at next week's NFPA World Safety Conference and Expo. Brian Carlson, manager of strategic marketing, Gamewell-FCI, said the S3 Series fire alarm system for small- and medium-sized buildings allays users' fears about “pressing the wrong button” and thus eases...

Brian Carlson, Charles SImek, Christa Pss, FAAST, Fire-Lite Alarms, Gamewell-FCI, Gene Pecora, Honeywell, Notifier, RIchard Conner


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General News

Emergency communications systems not mainstream—yet

March 26, 2015Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—Providers and integrators of emergency communication systems (ECS) face a number of challenges when trying to establish or grow markets: It's not cheap to expand a fire alarm system into an ECS. Private companies are not required by law to have multi-faceted ECS or mass notification systems (MNS). And it's difficult to get excited about a security system designed for worst-case scenarios that nobody really wants to think about.Some ECS developers remain undeterred. Campus shootings...

Bob Kaczmarek, ECS, emergency communication systems, Farenhyt, Firetron, Honeywell, IHS, Jared Bickenbach, Justin Siller, Loren Schreiber


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Fire Systems Installation

Silent Knight creates online resource for industry

October 7, 2014SSN Staff

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Building a fire alarm system from the ground up; when to use IP or cellular or both in alternative communication systems; and customizing emergency messages for mass notification systems. Silent Knight's new blog covers those topics and more.Silent Knight by Honeywell on Sept. 2 announced the creation of the new online resource for industry. The blog, which the company's marketing director likened to “a library of mini-white papers” stands out for its content, according...

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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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Wireless touted at NFPA show

June 16, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

LAS VEGAS— New developments when it comes to wireless fire solutions and aspirating smoke detectors were among offerings being touted at the annual NFPA Conference & Expo, held here June 9-12.Among products introduced at the show was SWIFT—Honeywell Fire Systems' Smart Wireless Integrated Technology. “SWIFT allows wireless detection capabilities to be added to a Honeywell fire alarm system,” Michael Lynch, VP of engineering for Honeywell Fire Systems, said during a telephone...

Fire-Lite Alarms, Gamewell-FCI, Honeywell, NFPA, Notifier, physical security, Silent Knight, SSN, System Sensor


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Silent Knight releases wire-to-fiber converter

December 6, 2013SSN Staff

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Silent Knight by Honeywell has released the new SK-F485 Wire to Fiber Converter, which allows new and existing Silent Knight systems to increase the length of wire run between fire alarm control panels and power supplies, boosting surge protection, the company announced recently. The wire-to-fiber converter is the first to be UL listed for a non-proprietary line of fire alarm systems and is being sold over the counter at Security Equipment Wholesalers, according to the release. A...

Loren Schreiber, Silent Knight, wire-to-fiber converter


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Fire company helps school with low-cost security solution

August 14, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

ESSEX, Conn.—After the shootings last year at a school in Newtown, another Connecticut school district wanted to increase security but had only a limited budget. What to do?The answer was provided by Early Warning Safety Systems, a Silent Knight Farenhyt dealer based here. The company was able to meet the needs of the Stonington school district with a unique low-cost solution that connected the existing fire alarm system to the building intercom and police radio.“The question was how...

Conn., Early Warning Safety Systems, Farenhyt, Honeywell, Jack Lima, Newtown, Silent Knight, SSN, Stonington


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Silent Knight offers MNS, CO detection training

July 15, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Silent Knight by Honeywell recently announced that its nationwide series of fire alarm training courses has been expanded to cover IntelliKnight's mass notification and carbon monoxide detection capabilities.“This is new for us and it's very exciting,” Shawn Burke, training supervisor for Silent Knight, based here, told Security Systems News. Burke said the expanded training in the company's one-day fire drill course and its two-day tech ed course has been added...

IntelliKnight, mass notification, MNS, physical security, Shawn Burke, Silent Knight, SSN


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Silent Knight expands into mass notification, CO detection training

May 15, 2013SSN Staff

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Silent Knight by Honeywell is announcing that its nationwide series of fire alarm training courses have been expanded to cover mass notification and carbon monoxide capabilities, according to company statement. The mass notification training will cover Silent Knight's new IntelliKnight 5820XL-EVS mass notification system. Both new courses offer participants certificates of completion and continuing education units (CEUs). Both the one-day fire drill course and the two-day tech...

CO detection, Honeywell, IntelliKnight, mass notification, Silent Knight, SSN


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Silent Knight to host fire alarm seminars

March 15, 2013SSN Staff

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Silent Knight by Honeywell will host 15 seminars throughout the U.S., according to a company statement. Each free, three-hour seminar will focus on the latest NFPA testing requirements for fire alarm and life safety systems, as well as new codes and business opportunities surrounding carbon monoxide detection and emergency communications systems, the statement said. Guest speaker Warren Olsen, CFPS CBO, partner at FSCI-Fire Safety Consultants, will discuss the proposed NFPA...

ECS, FSCI-Fire Safety Consultants, Honeywell, NFPA, NFPA 72 codes, Silent Knight, Warren Olson


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