The Importance of Reducing Fire Department Response Times

A quick response from the Fire Department is an important component of reducing the impact that a fire may have on your facility.  This is demonstrated below in a video produced by the Underwriters Laboratories.  This video clip demonstrates how quickly a fire can spread if not responded to quickly.  In this video, you’ll see …

What is the Difference Between Active and Passive Alarm Monitoring?

The role of an alarm monitoring panel is to communicate the signals produced by your fire alarm or intrusion alarm panels to a Signals Receiving Centre (SRC).  In order to achieve this, the monitoring company will use recognized CAN/ULC-S561 active or passive forms of communication as referenced in the Fire Code and Building Code.  The …

Why A CAN/ULC-S561 Certification is Important

The Fire Code and the Building Code are two important documents that determine what types of buildings are required to have fire alarm monitoring.  Common examples of these buildings include (but are not limited to): Care facilities and hospitals Schools and daycares High-rise buildings Any building where there is a sprinkler system CAN/ULC-S561 is the …