Emergency Communication Outpacing Fire - by Samir Jain, Honeywell Fire Systems

​In my last post, I talked about some of the emerging trends in the fire alarm industry.  If you look at the history of the industry, some very high profile fire events in the last century led to our current code-driven, failsafe system requirem ...[Read more]

Published: 1/30/2014 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Markets and Technology: What’s Hot, What’s Not - by Samir Jain, Honeywell Fire Systems

​The construction market continued its post-recession recovery in 2013.  So what can we expect in 2014?  From the data I’ve seen, nonresidential markets will see 7-10% growth in new construction starts, versus the 2-3% for 2013.  Looking at spec ...[Read more]

Published: 1/27/2014 | 1  Comment | 0  Links to this post

Selling IP/Cellular Reporting – Too Good to be True? – by Beth Welch, Honeywell Fire Systems

I’ve spoken to a number of dealers over the past few years for case studies, press releases and articles on various communication technologies used for fire alarm reporting, most notably IP and Cellular (GSM). And it seems like everyone I intervi ...[Read more]

Published: 1/23/2014 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Building Business Socially: An Easy Peasy, How-To Guide - by Beth Welch, Honeywell Fire Systems

​Social media has become a seemingly unstoppable force in the last several years. From our personal lives to our professional careers, marketing strategy and day-to-day business operations, sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter now play a hu ...[Read more]

Published: 1/21/2014 | 2  Comments | 0  Links to this post

It’s Not Just High-Rise Buildings (Part 2) - by Richard Conner, Fire-Lite Alarms

"What really is an Emergency Communication System (ECS)?” and “How do I get started?” are also common questions.  A good place to begin is by understanding the codes that are in place. NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code) and building codes provide a ...[Read more]

Published: 1/16/2014 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Who Moved my End of Line Resistor? - by Ken Gentile, Honeywell Power & Fire-Lite Alarms

When upgrading a Notification Appliance Circuit (NAC) power supply on a retrofit job, one of the key challenges installers might come across is locating the End of line (EOL) resistors. Many hours can be spent searching for these EOL resistors if ...[Read more]

Published: 1/14/2014 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

It’s Not Just High-Rise Buildings (Part 1) - by Richard Conner, Fire-Lite Alarms

In the big city, it's common to hear "I don't do high-rises" by fire & security dealers when Emergency Communication Systems (ECS) are mentioned. Typically voice evacuation, a component of ECS, is required based on the specified oc ...[Read more]

Published: 1/13/2014 | 1  Comment | 0  Links to this post

Industry Forecast: 2014 a Year of Growth - by Dave Pakech, Fire-Lite Alarms

​Let’s all get ready to leave the last few years in the dust. As we prepare for the year ahead, several factors and trends are influencing the fire alarm industry that promise to make 2014 a year of growth and forward momentum. While ...[Read more]

Published: 1/10/2014 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post