Decoding Fire Alarm Bid Documents to Learn About NFPA 72
Whether you're a building owner, a construction company, or a bidder in a fire alarm project, understanding how specifications in bid documents align with NFPA codes can be the difference between a successful project and a missed opportunity.
September 24, 2023
Prices for Fire Alarm Installation, Inspection, and Testing
You shouldn't skimp on any reasonable expense to ensure the safety of your business, school campus, military base, or other facility. That leaves us with an important question: How do you balance quality, reputation, and cost?
September 17, 2023
Fire Alarm Systems - Bid Requirements and NFPA Standards
As you work on any project related to fire alarm monitoring, bid requirements for any recently completed project are a great way to learn. Today, I dug up a 2021 bid for fire alarm monitoring. Let's explore its requirements and compare it with the text of NFPA 72, 2010 edition (the edition the bid spec mentions).
September 3, 2023
How Much Do Fire Alarms & Installation Cost? Real-World Prices from Bid Tabulations
What if you're planning a large-scale fire alarm system purchase for your organization – a corporate building, expansive campus, military base, or school district? If you're seated at the planning table for your organization, wondering how much to budget or how different components affect the final bill, here's a "sneak peek" for you.
September 2, 2023
Alarm Systems for University Safety and Security
Let's jump into the world of modern alarm systems and how they improve university campuses' safety standards. We'll use UPenn, which purchased and installed Digitize alarm monitoring equipment, as a helpful specific example.
August 27, 2023
Choosing a Distributor for Fire Alarm Equipment, Installs, and Maintenance
An early crucial step for you in your decision-making process is selecting the right distributor that aligns with your specific needs, offers quality products, and provides impeccable service.
August 26, 2023
How to Integrate Multiple Incompatible Alarm Panels to Your Centralized System
Imagine a system where, regardless of the manufacturer or age of your fire alarm system, you could integrate it into one central monitoring platform. This would be a system where you have a unified view of every alarm in every building, all harmoniously brought together.
August 20, 2023
Process Alarms from Multiple DACT Formats with the DDI-11E DACR and Prism LX
Your problem is that each FACP sends out different types of alerts. When you have a lot of them, it's hard to keep track of all these different formats. Ignoring these alarms isn't an option because they're all important. Fortunately, there is a viable solution.
August 20, 2023
What is an EOLR in a Fire Alarm System?
The fundamental function of an EOLR? To supervise and ensure the integrity of your alarm circuits. What is the definition of this acronym, and how does it work?
August 6, 2023
Choosing the Right Fire Alarm System for Your Business: A Step-by-Step Guide
Selecting the right fire alarm system means you can protect your employees, clients, and assets. Let me walk you through the process of choosing a complete fire alarm solution for your business.
August 6, 2023