Oak Trace Downers Grove

Oak Trace is an assisted living community unlike any other. It is currently nestled in Downers Grove conveniently located to the surrounding Chicago-land area. The current expansion will include 160 new residences, a fitness center, spa, dining venues, a library, private gardens and a new community health center. This multi-use…

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Commercial Fire Alarm Maintenance You Can Count On

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Commercial fire alarm systems today are sophisticated and complex, protecting people and property in high-rise buildings, offices, medical complexes and school campuses.  Fire and safety systems provide early detection and warning of smoke, fire or gas, alerting and directing occupants out of the building with safe evacuation procedures.  In a…

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Notifier® by Honeywell: Best in Fire Safety

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Notifier® fire alarm systems by Honeywell are utilized on every continent of the globe, protecting people and property with sophisticated and reliable fire detection and notification.  Notifier offers a variety of fire alarm control panels and systems designed for any type of building structure, including high-rise, low-rise, mass complexes and…

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Business Can Now Deduct the Full Cost of Fire Alarm Systems

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Section 179 refers to the tax code that allows businesses to deduct an amount larger than normal depreciation for assets, typically thousands of dollars, during the year placed in service.  The expenses allowed to businesses under the Section 179 deduction is designed as an incentive for companies to invest more…

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High Tech Fire Alarm Systems Offer Advanced Features

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Fire alarm systems today are sophisticated and smart, offering advanced features to prevent disasters and prepare for emergencies with early detection and warning.  Fire detection and notification systems utilize advanced technologies to detect fire, noxious gases and smoke. Intelligent initiating devices and sensors measure the amount of gas in the…

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Commercial Fire Alarm Inspection Recommendations from NFPA

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Commercial properties are required to have regular inspections conducted on their fire alarm systems and components to ensure safety systems are operating as intended.  If your fire and safety alert system experiences a malfunction or is not ready in case of emergency, it is basically useless and could provide no…

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The Importance of End User Training for Security Systems

Fire alarm and life safety systems have evolved with technology, offering sophisticated smart systems which provide great benefit to building owners. Along with valuable benefits comes the responsibility of training end users to educate responsible personnel on how to use the fire and security system effectively. Building owners and business…

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Low-Frequency Devices

Low Frequency notification appliances provide a life-saving value to sleeping occupants. Through NFPA funded research, it has been found that the 520 Hz square wave signal is the most effective at waking sleeping occupants. Six different signals were tested, and the 520 Hz had the highest waking rate of 92…

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