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 […]