What to Ask Before Buying an Intrusion Alarm System

If you’re considering the addition of an intrusion alarm system at your facility or you are already actively searching for a security service company, ensuring you know the right questions to ask can help you make an informed purchase decision. Here are four important questions for you to consider when deciding on an intrusion alarm …

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 …

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 …

Tech Feature: Siemens Cerberus® PRO Compact

We’ve recently become a Value-Added Partner with Siemens, and we’re looking forward to working with this company to continue to serve our customers.  In particular, we are very excited about the Cerberus® PRO Compact, which is an incredibly versatile fire alarm system.  The Cerberus® PRO Compact provides impressive scalability, which allows us to customize systems …

The Impact of COVID-19 on Video Surveillance

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an incredible impact on the security industry.  Many security integrators, manufacturers, and thought leaders have taken this opportunity to pivot, and create new and unique solutions and tools.  As businesses continue to adjust and come back online, many new video surveillance uses and requirements have emerged. Health Care New uses …