Communication and Service

Communication and Service

  I start every day by reading my emails within 5-minutes of waking up.  I don’t treat emails any different than text, they deserve just as much attention as a text or a phone call because it’s all communication.  Everyone communicates using a method they are comfortable with and it’s my job to be at […]

Nurse Call – Cost Effective Upgrades

Nurse Call – Cost Effective Upgrades

by Aaron Reiter Do you have an aging nurse call system with buttons that look straight out of a low budget 1970’s science fiction movie? We know, it’s hard to justify throwing those out because they just keep on working – even though they lack some modern features you want. The problem is, your building is […]

Aspirating Smoke Detection

Aspirating Smoke Detection

by Aaron Reiter   Smoke detectors, in many instances, are required. As it turns out, these devices can present functional or aesthetic challenges based on the design of a building space. The aesthetic issues are obvious since chances are good you do not spend time bragging about how beautiful your smoke detectors are and would not […]

OSHA Unsympathetic When Extinguishers Fail

OSHA Unsympathetic When Extinguishers Fail

by Aaron Reiter Regular inspections of fire and life safety systems are required for a reason. These systems require systematic attention and maintenance to ensure they are functional in moment of need. You may be familiar with companies, like Signaling System Solutions, that provides these services, but you may be unfamiliar with how many regulatory […]

Emergency & Exit Light Testing

Emergency & Exit Light Testing

By Aaron Reiter Are you aware that exit and emergency lighting devices, per NFPA 101, have formal testing requirements? Did you also know building owners are required to have written records of those visual inspections on hand for the fire marshal at all times? Even if you are aware that testing and inspection is required, […]

Cellular Monitoring Saves BIG Over Land Lines

Cellular Monitoring Saves BIG Over Land Lines

by Aaron Reiter Commercial fire alarm systems are required to have active monitoring by a UL certified, 24-hour staffed, “central station”. Over the years, monitoring technology has remained largely static with an industry standard of a minimum two dedicated, analog, Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) lines. Digital monitoring via cellular networks is a vast improvement and there are several reasons […]