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Integrated Life Safety: How Smart Buildings Offer Effective Fire Detection

The era of “smart buildings” is here, bringing new opportunities for significant gains in efficiency, safety and environmental protection. In an interview, Rodger Reiswig, director of industry relations at Johnson Controls Global Fire Protection Products, offers his insights into the impact of smart buildings on fire detection and what it means for organisations planning new facilities. Q: How do you define smart buildings? The term “smart buildings” means different thi...

Saudi Safety & Security 2016 to focus on fire protection, infrastructure security and risk assessment issues

The SSS will consist of workshop-led programme, covering a wide spectrum of security and safety sectors Saudi Arabia’s leading security, fire and safety workshops and exhibition will return in May 2016. The renowned event will be taking place from the 16-18 May 2016 at The Dhahran International Exhibitions Center, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Safety & Security Forum and Exhibition, annually attracts industries from the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the...

Saudi Safety & Security international exhibition and forum to return in 2016

The 2016 event will focus on industrial security, associated with safety & security protection of industrial facilities & assets Saudi Arabia’s leading security, fire and safety workshop and exhibition will return in 2016. The Saudi Safety & Security Forum and Exhibition 2016 will be taking place from the 16-18 May at The Dhahran International Exhibitions Center, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 2016 welcomes a rebranded SSS, including new logos and branded...

FSL receives positive feedback for MyFSL online quotation tool

MyFSL allows customers to access pricing information through a PC, or from remote locations via smartphones or tablets FSL, the expert in fire suppression system manufacturing, has received a wealth of positive feedback for its pioneering MyFSL online quotation tool. Launched in 2014 as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to exceptional service provision, it allows customers to instantaneously access pricing information through a PC, or from remote locations via...

Saudi Safety & Security 2015 exhibition brings together 3,000 industry experts

This year event had a new workshop-led format where selected critical topics were discussed The Saudi Safety & Security Forum and Exhibition takes place annually and attracts a broad cross section of the industry to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the industrial hub for the Middle East region. Launched in 2011, SSS Arabia has combined an international exhibition and strategic workshops to serve these extremely important industries – safety, security and fir...

Uplink's Commercial GSM Communicators receive UL approval

Uplink received UL Listing for its GSM communicators for commercial burglary and fire applications Uplink has received Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Listing for its fire and burglary systems which were tested and met the rigorous compliance requirements necessary to earn the UL Mark. Uplink, an industry pioneer and trusted source for cellular alarm communicators since 1996, announced that the company's GSM communicators for commercial burglary and fire applications have re...

Underwriters Laboratories new 'Mark' logo for fire alarm, fire detection and fire resistance products

The new UL logo will represent now manufacture of fire alarm fire detection and fire resistance products The Portfolio of marks is for fire alarm, fire detection and fire resistance products. Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in safety testing and certification, announced an expansion of its portfolio of Marks aimed at manufacturers of fire alarm, fire detection and fire resistance products interested in selling their products in the U.S., Canada,...

CCCA completes electrical performance testing of Category 6 copper patch cords

CCCA recently completed electrical performance testing of Category 6 copper patch cords Testing by CCCA finds high failure rate in electrical performance of imported category 6 copper patch cords. The Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA) announced that it recently completed large-scale, electrical performance testing of Category 6 copper patch cords. Test results show an 85% failure rate in patch cords produced offshore by companies who are largely unknown...

Dominion offers tips for making safety a welcome guest for the holidays

Follow electrical safety tips while decorating your house with lights Dominion offers electrical safety tips for home electrical safety. Look up, down, all around before stringing lights, decorations. Inspect lights and discard if frayed, cracked or otherwise damaged. No more than three standard-sized light sets per extension cord. Holiday lighting can endow homes with warmth, grace and festivity to enhance the spirit of the season. To keep holidays happy, Dom...

Detroit Edison's safety tips on holiday lights and decoration

The Underwriters Laboratory label must be checked before stringing lights and other decorations It is important to read the safety, use and care instructions of electrical holiday decorations currently on the market. With the holiday season under way, Detroit Edison reminds customers that a quick check of electric lights and decorations before installation can provide peace of mind and a safe holiday season. "Safety should be the first priority when installing holiday lights...

Underwriters Laboratories demonstrates how to spend a minute to ensure holiday safety

UL offers basic welfare tips for the people to guard them against holiday hazards and fire accidents Every minute, 17 children visit emergency rooms due to unintentional injuries and, according to the National Fire Protection Association, more home fires occur in December than any other month. This November and December, Americans are expected to spend approximately $7.5 million every minute on holiday-related items, including gifts and festive decorations. Underwri...

UL publishes study on exposure of firefighters to smoke and gas

The UL study reveals some of the most toxic gases and particulates harmful for the health of firefighters The study conducted multiple tests of three different types of fire scenarios, during which firefighters performed duties such as suppression and overhaul. Underwriter's Laboratories, Inc. (UL) recently completed and published a 16-month study on the effects of smoke and gas exposure to firefighter health. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Fir...

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