UL 300 Fire Suppression Systems

UL 300 Compliance It’s time to take a radical stance on restaurant fire safety. Automatic fire suppression systems for commercial kitchen hoods—called “restaurant systems” in the fire protection industry—have been required to comply with Standard UL 300 since 1994. Older non-UL 300 systems are not designed to handle fires in modern kitchens, and keeping one […]

The Most Common Misconception About Security Cameras

    Today, I interviewed Peter Wood, owner of Trico Security in Broadview Heights, Ohio, “I asked, what is the most common sales question you hear?” His reply: “Will I be able to read license plates with this security system?” Today, we’ll dive deeper into the question and give you clarity on what type of […]

What Happens During a Fire Sprinkler Inspection?

  Have you ever wondered what happens during a fire sprinkler inspection? If so, this post is for you. Today, I sat down with Scott Rose, a 22+ year veteran in fire protection, and we talked about what goes into a fire sprinkler inspection. Scott got right into it…“Well it depends if it’s a wet […]

Annual Fire Extinguisher Service – What Actually Happens?

  You would expect an annual fire extinguisher inspection to be the same no matter which fire protection company does it. After being in the industry for 17+ years, our lead technician, Jeff Narraway has seen the good and the bad when it comes to annual fire extinguisher service. Today, we’ll show you everything that […]

What Goes into a Security System at a High School?

  I joined CCTV/Access Control Installation Specialist Matthew Henely as we met on the campus of St. Edward’s High School in Lakewood, Ohio. Today, the goal is to add one new camera to an existing network by obtaining a license, and then installing the new camera overlooking an entrance. But first, I had to get […]

Why You Should Convert to a Nitrogen Fire Suppression System

    We ran into a case where a company had a leaking dry fire suppression system. For months and months, they fixed the problem with repairs. However, when is the right time for a total system replacement? And what should the replacement be? Today we’ll look at a real-life project of someone who had […]

4 of the Newest Fire Alarm Technologies

  Fire alarms have been around forever. In fact, the first alarm was invented in 1852  by Dr. William F. Channing and Moses Farmer. Their fire alarm included two boxes, each containing a telegraphic key with a handle. When someone detected a fire, they would crank the handle, which would then relay the details of the fire […]

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