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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
July 16, 2022
Why You Should Upgrade Your Digitize System 3505 to the New Prism LX
If you don’t have a Prism LX, your system is already (at least!) 7 years old… Every so often, it’s time to jump to a new model to gain holistic improvements across the board.
July 9, 2022
Technology Q&A with Digitize Fire-Alarm Monitoring Engineers
I recently sat down with John Ermatinger and Jim Sutton, long-time engineers at Digitize. They gave me a solid introduction to Digitize equipment. I learned the basic applications, advanced best practices, and some interesting stories from the company's long history.
July 2, 2022
Fire Alarm Panel Monitoring Overview
At Digitize, we've been building our product catalog for 45 years. Digitize has been in business since the 1970s within this industry.
June 15, 2022