What is the Difference Between a Fire Alarm Pull-Station and a Manual Call-Point?

As you may know, a manual pull-station is a manual fire alarm initiating device that is activated by pulling a lever. The pulling level can be designed to have a single-action mechanism, or a dual-action mechanism. With most dual-action types, the user has to lift a cover or plate up firstly, then pull down on …

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UL Listing 864 UUKL, One Year Later: Are you up-to-date with your Smoke Control System?

UL Listing 864 UUKL, One Year Later: Are you up-to-date with your Smoke Control System? Do you know what the UL 864’s UUKL listing standard is? Did you know that it recently underwent some major revisions in May of 2020 that may concern you and your equipment? To be clear, this standard does not refer …

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Different Types of Fire Suppression System Agents

Different Types of Fire Suppression System Agents Fire Suppression Systems don’t get the love or attention that they deserve. A Fire Suppression System can be a crucial addition to a regular Fire Alarm System in any given building. A Fire Alarm System simply notifies a building and its occupants of a fire, but a Fire …

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Important NFPA Codes That Are Necessary! Is Your Building At Risk?

Important NFPA Codes That Are Necessary! Is Your Building At Risk? Here at FireAlarm.com, one of the biggest things that we stress to our clients is ensuring that your fire alarm and life safety systems are up-to-code, following all local laws and authority-having jurisdictions, and are being properly maintained according to the National Fire Protection …

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5 HUGE Benefits of Installing A Home Security & Surveillance System

5 HUGE Benefits of Installing A Home Security & Surveillance System In keeping with FireAlarm.com’s focus on Residential and at-home fire safety and security, today I wanted to highlight the superb benefits one has in owning a fully-integrated security and camera surveillance system. With so much new technology available to homeowners in 2021, now’s a …

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Manufacturer History: Xtralis – Our Friends From Ireland!

Manufacturer History: Xtralis – Our Friends From Ireland! From Xtralis’ website: “Xtralis has been a pioneer in life safety for over 30 years. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of very-early warning aspirating smoke detection (ASD) systems, including VESDA, the world’s No. 1 ASD brand, and developed the industry’s first video motion detection technologies. Xtralis …

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