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Guardian Security Featured in the Seattle Edition of Who’s Who of Building Construction

Recently, Guardian was pleased to be featured in the Seattle edition of the "Who's Who in Building Construction", a Kelley Blue Book publication. Titled "The Guardians of the (Seattle) Galaxy", the article featured Bob Vezzani and Stassa Hansen from our Fire Alarm Division.

It’s Time to Upgrade Your Siemens MXL Fire Alarm System to the New FireFinder XLS

Migration of your fire alarm system may seem overwhelming, but Siemens Migration Solution makes the process simple by breaking it down into phases. Here’s a brief look at the migration phases.

17 Ways to Keep Your Summer Safe and Carefree

Block parties, barbeques, and pool time… summer is all about the fun! Because we spend more time enjoying time away and more time outdoors during the summer months, the number of burglaries and outdoor related injuries also increases. We here at Guardian Security want to help you make all of your summer memories good ones…

Smart Home, Smart Families: Managing Summer Break With Home Automation

Summer break is in full swing, and for many parents, that means there will be a variety of challenges that aren’t present during the school year. There are remedies for these challenges, though – and some of them can be delivered by your home security system.
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From Request for Pricing to Approved Plans: The Fire Alarm Timeline

Planning, designing and implementing a commercial fire alarm system takes time. For our valued commercial clients requesting fire alarm systems, it’s important to know and understand the timeline involved. From request for pricing to approved plans, the process of a fire alarm project is extensive. Here is an average timeline.
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Facts About Fire Watch: What Organizations Need to Know

When a fire system is not in place or functional and evacuating the building is not an option, it’s critical for fire watch protocols to be carried out. The fire watch is a guideline established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), as well as a required ordinance in your city. 

What to Look for in a Quality AES Wireless Mesh Radio Fire Alarm System Installation

When seconds count, it is important to rely on an alarm communication system with the fastest speed and most reliable service.

Commercial Fire Protection: Avoiding False or Nuisance Alarms

We become fatigued by repeated alarms. Studies show that all it takes is three nuisance alarms a year to seriously impact the responsiveness of the building occupants. This is the point when we assume that every alarm is a false one and so delay any action. We are more likely to be annoyed with the disruption than fear it could be real. This leads to increased fire associated injury and deaths.
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UL 268: A New Standard for Smoke Detectors

The new standard for smoke detection is UL 268. Here’s what homeowners and business owners need to know about this regulation.

Active Shooter Training & What To Do: NFPA 3000

Now more than ever, communities need established protocols in place for active shooter situations. If an organization is deficient in response protocol, lives will be in jeopardy when an emergency occurs. Having a cohesive set of protocols can reduce risks when seconds count.
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Q&A with Travis Quaale, Smoke Control Expert

There are just a few more weeks until the Fire Alarm Advisory Board’s Special Session on Smoke Control event; it is important to understand smoke control if you plan to build anything in East King County.  With that in mind, we took the time to ask some questions of our resident smoke control expert, Travis Quaale. 
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New Alarm Monitoring Tax for the State of Washington

A new sales tax for your alarm monitoring services will take affect on April 1st, 2019.

Guardian Installs Home Automation Systems from Puget Sound to Tri-Cities

Seattle

Headquarters
1743 First Ave South
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 622-6545

Tacoma

Branch Office
2071 Mildred St West
Fircrest, WA 98466
(206) 622-6545

Bellingham

Branch Office
1501 Kentucky Street
Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 647-0110

Yakima

Branch Office
45 West Mead Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902
(509) 248-3300

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About Us

Based in Seattle with service centers across the state, Guardian is a locally-owned and operated company with a strong commitment to the people and communities we serve. Established in 1976, Guardian specializes in comprehensive security, fire and life safety systems for installations ranging from single-family homes to major retail centers.

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Corporate Headquarters
1743 First Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98134

Local: (206) 622-6545
Toll Free: (800) 282-6998

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