Posts in the ‘Fire Protection Systems’ Category

Fire Protection Systems Don’t Need to Be at Odds with Modern Design

Brian Carlson by Brian Carlson | 04.19.2018

Form follows function.  It’s principle we’ve all heard before, with origins in the 20th century modernist architecture movement. We can probably all agree that one of the litmus tests of good design is that it functions as intended.  But what happens when that design is…well…downright unattractive? It’s a problem that fire protection engineers are often […]

Five reasons why it’s time to swap your battery operated smoke detector for a monitored smoke and carbon monoxide alarm

Jacqi Levy by Jacqi Levy | 10.09.2017

Smoke detectors have come a long way.  Battery operated smoke detectors are most common in residential settings, but today’s monitored smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are smart and provide a level of protection that a traditional battery operated smoke detector can’t. Here are five reasons why you should consider a monitored system: 1 – Someone […]

L-Series Speaker and Speaker Strobes Safety Bulletin

Samir Jain by Samir Jain | 09.29.2017

As a result of customer feedback, System Sensor has identified a potential issue with our Audible Visible (AV) notification appliances, wall and ceiling mounted Speakers and Speaker Strobes. Subsequent investigation identified operational and aesthetic issues with the product, with operational issues centered around the quality of electrical connection. As the General Manager for Honeywell Fire […]

Don’t Make Customers Choose Between Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detection

Mark Okeefe by Mark Okeefe | 06.15.2017

People want to feel safe in their own homes.  And when considering life safety, people seem to intuitively understand the value of smoke detection.  After all, it’s logical that in the event of a fire, you’d want to get out of your home as quickly as possible. But the value of monitored carbon monoxide detection […]

NFPA Awards DiNenno Prize to the Creators of VESDA

Samir Jain by Samir Jain | 06.08.2017

During this week’s National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo in Boston, the NFPA awarded this year’s Philip J. DiNenno prize to the original inventors of Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA), Dr. Martin Cole, John Petersen and David Packham. NFPA also commended deceased co-inventor and passionate advocate Len Gibson. VESDA technology samples the […]