Fire & Life Safety

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Monitoring Operations from a Distance for Safer Operations

What are other ways that you can communicate use cases and savings to get buy-in from other departments?
By Claire Meyer
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Using cameras can provide a viable alternative, when combined with analytics, to bypass other infrastructure-heavy tools, such as adding fiberoptic cable to perimeter fencing to detect intruders or trenching for driveway sensors or barricades, giving Taminco and the security system an overall smaller footprint.


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Text-to-911 Program Launched for Emergencies

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The Federal Communications Commission launched the Text-to-911 program, allowing certain counties in 16 states to accept text messages as an alternative to placing a voice call when reporting an emergency.


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State of Ohio Launches Safety Smart Phone App

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Ohioans can now report suspicious activity to the state’s Homeland Security agency with a new app that can be downloaded on mobile devices.


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Only Two States Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Schools

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According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, only two states have laws requiring carbon monoxide monitors in schools.


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Swedish Ice Hotel Rebuilt with Fire Alarms

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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.


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Study Says Offering CPR Training in Public Kiosks Could Save Lives

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Offering brief CPR training sessions in public kiosks could help save lives.


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Understanding the Consequences of Skipping Fire Suppression

Having smoke and fire detectors without fire suppression technology is like having video surveillance without alarm response.
By Claire Meyer
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 A fire in 2013 that began in the attic of a Colorado sorority house burned for hours before anyone detected it, resulting in a million-dollar loss. Why? The three-story, wood-frame house had no fire detection system, and a sprinkler system covered the living spaces but not the attic. 


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Bill Calls for Stricter Rules with School Emergency Drills

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Michigan schools would have to be more transparent about how they conduct emergency safety drills under a bill approved in the state House.


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How Life Safety Training Turns Security Officers into First Responders

By Brent O'Bryan
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When an emergency occurs, whether it is a cardiac or first-aid emergency, or a natural disaster or workplace violence incident, the emergency responder who makes the difference between life and death is one who is well trained.
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Making Sense of Mobile Duress Systems in Building and Campus Safety

By Mark Jarman
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There is a significant need for commercial duress systems whose capabilities extend beyond those of PERS in order to provide protection in a building or campus setting.
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High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety

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High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety, Third Edition, is a comprehensive reference for managing security and fire life safety operations within high-rise buildings. View
Securing SCADA Systems

Securing SCADA Systems

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Bestselling author Ron Krutz once again demonstrates his ability to make difficult security topics approachable with this first in-depth look at SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) systems View
Design of Special Hazards and Fire Alarm Systems

Design of Special Hazards and Fire Alarm Systems, 2nd Ed.

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The most current guide to fire protection systems is here! Design of Special Hazards and Fire Alarm Systems, 2E is an essential resource for inspecting, designing, installing, using, and understanding a wide variety of simple and complex special hazard and fire alarm systems. View

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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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Security Magazine

September 2014

2014 September

In the September issue of Security Magazine, find out who this year's most influential people are in the security industry are. Also, take a peek at the technology products that ASIS 2014 will be showcasing at the upcoming event. Read about the lessons learned from security at the World Cup, find out why tactical medical training is a must for your enterprise and how Atlanta increased security by sharing surveillance.
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