How Long Should Your Fire Alarm System Last?

While not exactly a trick question, most people do not know the answer to the question of "how long should my fire alarm system last?" The answer to this question depends on a few factors. Full inspection by a qualified professional is needed regularly to keep it operating at peak…

Emergency Lighting Requirements for Your Building or Structure

The purpose of emergency lighting is to ensure adequate illumination is provided when the power supply to the normal lighting fails. Emergency lighting is key in making sure people can exit a building safely in the event of an emergency. Emergency lighting illuminates the means of egress which includes stairs,…

Are You Compromising Fire Suppression in Your Server Room or Data Center?

Technologies evolve regarding data centers and server rooms and, therefore, engineering systems that enhance them change as well. As an example, the HACA containment system, which stands for "hot aisle cold aisle," was initiated to address the problems associated with small server rooms whose equipment may run too hot. Many…