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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.

How Turn Key Access Control Helps Your Small Business Thrive

When you have a small business, the stakes are just as high as they are for a massive enterprise – maybe higher, in fact. If this is your only business and you’ve worked hard to get it off the ground, there simply isn’t room for a physical security breach. The monetary loss, property damage and liability risks could sink you in an instant.

Managing Cloud Access Control & Intercoms Through A Simple Mobile App

In the early days of electronic access control, administrators could only dream of managing the systems from anything other than a desktop computer. But now, authorized managers of access control can disconnect from the desk and manage the system for every facility in the organization from the convenience of their smartphones.
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DIY Home Security vs. Pro Installation: What’s the Difference?

DIY is everywhere you look. Much of the time, these projects are doable for the average homeowner who is willing to put in some research and effort. However, security system installation does not fall in that category.

5 Reasons to Switch to Cloud-Based Access Control

If you’re still on the fence about electronic access control – and, wondering whether a cloud-based solution is a good access control model for you – consider these key reasons. 

Benefits of an Integrated Intercom and Access Control System

There’s more to commercial security integration than meets the eye. If alarms and cameras are already integrated, the next logical step is to integrate the access control system with other technology that makes it easier to screen who enters the premises.
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The Critical Components of Home Security

There’s no denying that choosing what goes in your home security system can be overwhelming. With so many options, how do you know what you really need? Well, we’ve got you covered. Here are the critical components of home security.  Motion and Contact Sensors Motion and contact sensors are the small applicators your system uses…

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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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