Fire Alarm & Protection Blogs

A Brief Look at the History of Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detectors

We take smoke detectors for granted. They’re everywhere these days, but that wasn’t always the case. The Early History of Smoke Detectors In the 1930s, there was a Swiss scientist named Walter Jaeger. He accidentally invented the smoke detector when he made a device to detect poison gas. His sensor device was supposed to move… Read more »

How Businesses Can Celebrate Fire Prevention Month

Worker Maintaining Commercial Fire Alarm System

Did you know October is National Fire Prevention month? What are some things businesses can do to stay fire free? Maintain Fire Alarm Systems First, it’s important to maintain fire prevention systems. Make sure your smoke alarms are working– test them! Does the alarm sound? If you don’t have a sprinkler system, think about installing… Read more »

The Advantages of Having a Smoke Detector Dust Cover

Smoke Detector Dust Cover

Certainly, all businesses remember the need to routinely test and maintain their commercial smoke detectors. However, in addition to periodically testing the system, you also have to do what you can to protect your smoke detector from outside debris. Like most other stationary objects in your business, smoke detectors  have a tendency to accumulate dust,… Read more »

What Type of Fire System Initiating Device Should My Business Have?

Mircom MS 710U pull

Few things are more gratifying than watching your professional dreams come true and becoming your own boss by owning your business. However, being the boss also comes with great responsibilities, including doing everything you can to protect your commercial building from fire. The Basics Business Owners Should Know About Commercial Fire Alarm Systems Depending on… Read more »

Be Alert of These Causes of Commercial Fires

Industrial Fires

As a commercial building owner or manager, the list of things you need to worry about on a daily basis is endless. From energy costs to landscaping and everything in between, there is no shortage of suitors vying for your attention. Of course, every business’ worse nightmare is the ordeal of a fire breaking out…. Read more »

The NFPA Urges Commercial Buildings to Maintain Life Safety Systems During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fire Alarm System Testing

Tragically, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to over 20,000 people losing their lives worldwide, and that number will only increase. In the United States and in many other countries, non-essential businesses have been forced to either shut down or continue their operations remotely, as employees work from home to avoid sharing germs. As such, buildings… Read more »