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Evolution of Fire Alarm, Software Driven Systems
On July 8, 2013 FireLite Alarms announced a software incompatibility between certain versions of panel software and their download software. It used to be that folks would turn away from a product that had incompatibilities, but now it is the hallmark of a corporation that has embraced the ideal that there is only so much you can keep compatible as you maintain controlled development of your products.
California Carbon Monoxide Law to Expand
Though mandated over a year ago, it is estimated that only 1 in 10 residential homes in the state of California have carbon monoxide detectors installed in them. Known as the “silent killer” because it is odorless and colorless - carbon monoxide poisoning is responsible for nearly 500 deaths each year and approximately 20,000 emergency room visits.
Purpose of Listing Fire Alarm Components
I would like to ask what is the reason or purpose of listing fire alarm systems and components. I don't need the procedure or the definition, that is spelled out in NFPA 72. But what is the reason to start with? My first assumption is that it is used because most fire alarm companies do not have the expertise or capabilities to determine if components (relays, etc.) are compatible with the control equipment and also that they meet the basic requirements spelled out in NFPA 72.