Wednesday, August 9th, 2023
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As consumers, we often find ourselves caught up in the convenience and affordability of corporate chains. We may not even realize the impact that our shopping habits have on our local communities. However, supporting local businesses can have numerous benefits that extend far beyond our own personal satisfaction.

Tuesday, March 14th, 2023
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Your fire safety concerns will be diminished with a new line from Notifier. The NOTIFIER INSPIRE™ series is modular and expandable and goes along with the Self-Test Series of detectors. This is changing the way businesses view fire safety within their companies. 

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
flammable office items

Determine which items are flammable

Aerosol sprays, essential oils, nail polish remover, lighter fluid, and most organic solvents are all flammable office products.

Thursday, December 9th, 2021
fire alarm systems and sensors

Making sure that your business has fire alarm systems is a key component to keeping your business safe and prepared for anything that might happen. Sometimes, it might be difficult to know where and how to start planning for the fire alarms and their locations. This guide will help you to better understand what it is that your business needs. And, as always, it’s important to find a reputable company to aid you in this process. 

Thursday, August 5th, 2021
evacuation route exit sign

Business owners should realize the importance of having an evacuation plan in case there are any potential risks. It is necessary for everyone who works in the building to have a working understanding of how and when they need to evacuate the building. Here are 7 steps that every business should take to be prepared for any emergency. 

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
illustrated woman in a call center

There are many questions when it comes to installing an alarm system. One of the most common questions is if you should already have a phone line for the alarm system to work. With modern technology, there are ways for you to get around having to have a phone line. It depends on if you are installing a fire alarm system or a burglar alarm system. A fire alarm system only needs to be monitored if there is a fire sprinkler system tied to the fire alarm system, or if the authority having jurisdiction mandates that it be monitored. On the burglar alarm side, the system is not required to be monitored but it will only alarm locally and never dispatch the authorities.

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
orange outline of flames

Fire safety is extremely important while you are working in any office environment. You should know exactly what is flammable and how to keep it in a safe place. Here are some things that you may have not known were flammable. 

Monday, February 8th, 2021
red fire flames on black background

A recent study showed that there were over 51,000 electrical fires just in homes alone. This resulted in nearly 500 deaths and 1,400 injuries. The damages from these fires is estimated to be almost $1.3 Billion. Fire safety is important, and it’s important to make sure all of your fire alarms, smoke detectors, and monitoring systems are up to date and active. Let’s all practice fire safety.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
emergency exit sign

You plan for many things to help keep your business successful, but what about emergency evacuation? Not having a solid plan in place will put your staff, clients, and entire livelihood in danger. Emergencies can include things like natural disasters, man-made threats, and even cyber attacks. Because there are so many variables at play, you need to know how to plan evacuation procedures with your security team.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
smoke detector

Whether you have a lot of smoke detectors at your business or just one at your house, you should know when to change the batteries. Most people wait until they hear that annoying beep to change them. But, you don’t have to irritate your employees or yourself by waiting for that noisy reminder! Here are some tips to help you know when to add new batteries to your detectors.