August 20, 2018
Fire Systems

How Do Fire Systems Work & Challenges Faced By Users

Fire systems as the name suggests, are products that ensure our security and safety in case there’s a fire hazard at home or at the workplace. Fire systems are generally fully automatic and come equipped with sophisticated sensors that sense rising temperatures or smoke that emanates if there’s a fire. Too bad we could not […]
August 17, 2018

CCTV Protects from Personal Injury Fraud

We’ve seen it happen before where a Chicago business’s customer slips, falls, and injures themselves. Workers, managers, and owners feel terrible. What could they have done differently. Sometimes these cases are very real. Businesses hate to think they’ve made a mistake or that a trusted employee made an oversight, yet sometimes it happens. Other times, […]
August 15, 2018

Leave Clearance for Your Sprinklers

We’ve written before about how you shouldn’t hang anything from your sprinkler heads or pipes. This can damage them in visible and subtle ways, and make fire coverage more difficult. There’s another element to be aware of. This involves leaving room around the sprinkler heads. 18 Inches of Space Leave 18 inches of space for […]
August 13, 2018
Fire Watch

When to Institute a Fire Watch for Your Business

What is a fire watch? It’s exactly what it sounds like. A fire watch is a person or group of people who are assigned to watch for a fire. You’ve probably heard of it in relation to watching for wildfires, but we’re talking about it in relation to businesses and buildings. A fire watch is […]
August 10, 2018
Egress Access Corridor

Maintaining Accreditation: What is Allowed in an Egress Access Corridor?

Health care facilities are in constant use. Equipment is always moving and storage is tight. It can be difficult to keep egress corridors clear on a regular basis. This is one reason the Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM) prescribed by the Joint Commission require daily inspection of any egress routes. There are some important questions […]
August 8, 2018
Fire Barriers

Maintaining Accreditation: Proper Temporary Fire Barriers

One of the core elements of maintaining your accreditation rests in Life Safety and Environment of Care Standards. There are a number of factors that contribute to this, including Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM). This regards the maintenance of fire and disaster warning and monitoring systems, as well as routes of egress. You can see […]
August 6, 2018
Fire Sprinklers

How to Protect Your Fire Sprinklers

Most equipment around the workplace gets beat up over time. Hand trucks get flat tires. Copy machines wear down. Even your carpet might get a quick reshuffling of filing cabinets to hide a stain instead of tearing it up and laying down new. After some time and use, half the equipment in any office begins […]
August 3, 2018
Security System

Commercial Security System For a Jewelry Store

Diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend. They are also a burglar’s favorite. And the best place to find diamonds is at a jewelry store. Burglars are smart these days; they only attack places where the payoff is large. You don’t have to watch the amazing movie Blood Diamond to know about that! Therefore, if […]
August 1, 2018
Fire System

3 Things to Remember When Installing a Fire System

A commercial fire alarm system isn’t only for protecting people and property, but also a legal requirement. Therefore, when installing a fire system, this is not the time to go cheap. Because it is required by law, many commercial establishments try to get away with installing a cheap or low standard fire system. But they […]