Codes & Standards


MNEC: A Call to Action for Integrators

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Scott Lord | News & Articles · News · Blogs · Resources · Video · Codes & Standards · NFPA ·

MNEC: A Call to Action for Integrators
Why integrators’ ability to provide clear audio and video communication makes them fit if not obligated to provide mass notification emergency communication solutions. Read more.

Why Your Business Needs an NSCA Best Practices Conference

Friday, October 11, 2013 by Tom LeBlanc | News & Articles · News · Codes & Standards · NFPA · Events & Training · Events ·

Why Your Business Needs an NSCA Best Practices Conference
Being a step behind your competitors is the kiss of death for integration firms. NSCA’s new regional Best Practices Conference is structured to lower the risk of that happening. Read more.

An MNEC Perspective on Navy Yard Shooting

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Scott Lord | News & Articles · Blogs · Codes & Standards · NFPA ·

An MNEC Perspective on Navy Yard Shooting
An integrator analyzes how an MNEC solution with audio messages can play a role in mitigating the impact of mass shootings such as the tragedy at Washington Navy Yard. Read more.

Legislation Can Provide Much-Needed K-12 MNEC Guidance

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 by Mickey McCarter | News & Articles · Blogs · Codes & Standards ·

Legislation Can Provide Much-Needed K-12 MNEC Guidance
SIA says the embattled School and Campus Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 could spur funding for school security measures like digital video, access control and intrusion detection systems, while helping to establish better links between schools and first responders. Read more.

The New Standard for Mass Notification and What it Means for You

Friday, August 30, 2013 by Chrissy Winske | News & Articles · News · Codes & Standards ·

The New Standard for Mass Notification and What it Means for You
UL 2572 takes effect in April 2015. Find out what the new standard entails and how it will help end users and integrators build more effective mass notification systems. Featured in this article is Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell. Read more.

Why Audio ‘Intelligibility’ Is a Slippery Slope

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by David McNutt | News & Articles · News · Blogs · Codes & Standards · NFPA ·

Why Audio ‘Intelligibility’ Is a Slippery Slope
Speech intelligibility with regards to an emergency communications system is a difficult aspect of the notification process. While there are guides from NFPA about which metrics to use and how to measure them, intelligibility is all about the environment the equipment is in and the technology used. Read more.

How to Conduct a Mass Notification Risk Assessment

Monday, July 29, 2013 by Lisa Nadile | News & Articles · Basics · Codes & Standards · NFPA ·

How to Conduct a Mass Notification Risk Assessment
With the latest news reporting such tragedy, many organizations are thinking about what they can do to add protection for staff. The first step toward incorporating an emergency communications system is to identify the risks your people are facing. Read more.

Silent Knight Fire Alarm Announces New Emergency Communication System

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by MNEC Staff | News & Articles · Products · Codes & Standards · NFPA ·

Silent Knight Fire Alarm Announces New Emergency Communication System
Up to 16 Farenhyt IFP-2000ECS panels can be networked together — supporting up 10,176 points, including detectors, pull stations and more. The IFP-2000ECS can also deliver audio communications to correlate with fire alarms, weather, hazmat and other significant events. Read more.

Fire-Lite Alarms Receives First Non-Proprietary Mass Notification System to Meet UL Standard

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by MNEC Staff | News & Articles · News · Codes & Standards · NFPA ·

Fire-Lite Alarms Receives First Non-Proprietary Mass Notification System to Meet UL Standard
Fire-Lite Alarms system interfaces with any brand, UL-Listed fire alarm to meet Mass Notification Equipment Testing and Performance Standards of UL 2572 Read more.

2013 Fire Safety Code

Tuesday, January 01, 2013 by MNEC Staff | Codes & Standards ·

2013 Fire Safety Code
Organizational and technical changes in the 2013 edition of NFPA 72 code clarify fire alarm and emergency communications system rules and improve usability. The latest revision of the NFPA 72®: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code is today's source for the installation, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm and emergency communications systems, including mass notification systems. Read more.

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