Fire & Life Safety

High-Rise Fires Cause Quarter Billion Dollars of Property Damage a Year

According to a new report by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2005-2009, there were an average of 15,700 reported structure fires in high-rise buildings per year with an associated $235 million in direct property damage


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Fire and Life Safety and Security’s Role

Your job title is Security Director, Director of Corporate Security or Chief Security Officer, yet most likely your role entails more than security. As the economy continues its downward trend, corporations have eliminated new positions, leaving open positions unfilled and combining positions. The person responsible for security is now responsible for much more including fire, life safety and safety. But a security director may not be as familiar with fire safety as they are with security matters.


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Is Arson an Insurance Security Risk?

While arson may be committed by business people, it should not be thought of as a white-collar crime. The reporting of a fire as accidental, when it is known to be arson is a crime. Just one very important point: “Washington law has long recognized the presumption that a fire is accidental, unless proven otherwise,” meaning that the insurance companies have a hill to climb to prove arson.
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Seven Steps to Save Lives & Protect Property

The tragedy at a Rhode Island nightclub sent a powerful message to building and business managers around the country about property devastation and fatality figures that fires are capable of
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Mature Property Gets Modern Fire Controls

Imperial Plaza in Richmond, Va., is a mature but beautifully maintained property. Its 760,000 square feet including four residential towers is a comfortable and affordable housing option for senior Americans.
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Fire Tech Matches Needs

Fire systems, coupled with special devices and unique technologies, are providing life safety solutions from tunnels to hospitals. SimplexGrinnell, for example, is in the installation phase of a high-profile project
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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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2014 December

This issue of Security Magazine covers our 12th annual Top Guarding Firms list. Check out the best of the best as of December 2014. The 21st century has brought with it new types of security threats. Read how to combat and protect against these threats.

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