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Top 5 NFPA Codes

Collectively, the NFPA codes are a trove of useful information that has been hard won by studying the cause of fires in the past. Some codes are referenced more than others. Let's look at the top 5 most commonly reference codes.

Andrew Erickson
August 27, 2022

NFPA 72 Code Overview (Chapters 11-14)

Continuing from my previous introduction to Chapters 1-10, let's dig deeper now into the code that sets the requirements for all automatic fire detection and fire protection systems. This includes the popular Chapter 14: Inspection, Testing, & Maintenance.

Andrew Erickson
August 23, 2022

NFPA 72: Overview of National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (Chapters 1-10)

NFPA 72 (National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code) is the code that dictates everything that a modern fire alarm needs to be. To help you with your project, I've written this overview to get you started.

Andrew Erickson
August 21, 2022

NFPA Fire Code Overview (Chapters 1-10)

In this overview of Chapters 1-10, I'll be walking you through the basic structure of the 2021 Edition of the NFPA Fire Code. Let's get started!

Andrew Erickson
August 13, 2022

Distributor Profile: RB Allen

Providing service in five New England states, R.B. Allen has sold and installed more Digitize systems than any other distributor. Their services also go beyond the centralized fire protection systems offered by Digitize. They are comprehensive suppliers of fire protection systems, from addressable fire alarm systems, control panels, and

Andrew Erickson
August 13, 2022

Fire Alarm System Components Overview

Understanding what a commercial fire alarm system consists of and how it works will help you justify the costs associated with its installation and operation.

Andrew Erickson
August 7, 2022

Who is the Best Fire Alarm Monitoring Company?

Let's take a look at five popular choices (in no particular order), then also discuss an alternative that could save you a lot of recurring budget dollars.

Andrew Erickson
August 4, 2022

How to Protect Life-Safety Equipment from ESD

Let's review what is so bad about ESD, and how Digitize (and other manufacturers like us) minimize the risk to deliver a quality product.

Andrew Erickson
July 31, 2022

The Best Manufacturers of Fire Alarm Control Panels

We have a strong familiarity with many of the most common FACP manufacturers. This list is not exhaustive, and it may miss some important industry players. Also, the commercial fire alarm systems I cover here are not the only thing these companies make. You'll find other fire protection systems, including detection systems and even simple smoke detectors, on offer.

Andrew Erickson
July 27, 2022

How to Monitor Your FACP (Fire Alarm Control Panels)

If you’re responsible for fire alarms, you’re also responsible for high-quality monitoring. It is absolutely critical (and mandated by law and regulations of whatever authority having jurisdiction) that you effectively monitor your fire alarm control panels (alternate name: fire alarm control unit).

Andrew Erickson
July 16, 2022

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