Even Sweden’s famous Ice Hotel is not exempt from fire code – this year’s installation of the hotel, built from scratch annually from snow and giant blocks of ice in the arctic town of Jukkasjarvi, included fire alarms and a built-in sprinkler system.
Chicago's long, arduous history with fire has culminated in one of the strictest fire codes in the U.S., but many Second City establishments don't settle for the bare minimum of training and procedure.
In long-term or assisted living facilities, patients often spend time in the facilities’ courtyards or gardens, and this life safety and security hardware system is designed specifically for those applications.
Next month will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and plans abound to memorialize or capitalize on the tragedy, including the re-release of the 1997 movie Titanic in 3D, the production of a commemorative coin, and – believe it or not – a series of Titanic memorial cruises. Some members of the security community recently chose to remember the event in a more constructive way.
Well known in Chicagoland, but perhaps not so well known elsewhere, the Aon Center is a quiet, dignified building in the Chicago skyline. Height and location give its tenants remarkable views in all directions.
The 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, OK, changed the state of Oklahoma and the country as a whole forever, but it didn’t stop businesses and families from calling it home, including GE’s new Oil & Gas Technology Center (OGTC), in Oklahoma City. Learn how the OGTC is a shining example of high-tech security with GE’s historically customer centered beliefs and strategy. Also in this issue: why smart cards are increasingly being embedded into mobile devices and wearables, what role certifications play in your career, and much more!