Fire/Life Safety


Motorola Solutions Announces Acquisition of IPVideo

Motorola Solutions recently announced that it has acquired New-York-based IPVideo, the creator of the HALO Smart Sensor, according to a news release. Though the details of the transaction were not disclosed, the release notes that the acquisition marks Motorola’s commitment to improving safety and security in spaces like schools, hospitals, hotels, and businesses.

Five Reasons to Choose CPVC for School Fire Sprinkler Systems

Five Reasons to Choose CPVC for School Fire Sprinkler Systems

From kindergarten through university, fire sprinkler systems play an important role in keeping students and staff safe in the event of a fire. Fire sprinklers are critical to protecting people and property because they prevent a fire from spreading before fire crews arrive.



Survey Results Rank Safety, Security as Top Priorities for Education Facilities

According to the results of a new survey from Honeywell Building Technologies, 93% of schools reported an emergency incident due to an infrastructure malfunction within the last year.

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New Product Helps Make Surfaces Self-Disinfecting Over Time

NanoVapor Biotech announced the launch of OMNISOL®, a new line of spray-on anti-microbials that provides long-term solutions to sanitizing surfaces to protect against harmful pathogens.

A gloved hand inserting a cotton swab into a test vial.

SUNY Students Must Test Negative for COVID-19 Before Leaving for Thanksgiving Break

State University of New York announced a new policy mandating all students using on-campus facilities to test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days before leaving campus for Thanksgiving break.

Super-spreader Event Linked to About 125 COVID-19 Cases at New Jersey College

An "isolated super-spreader event" has been linked to about 125 COVID-19 cases at Monmouth University in New Jersey, according to university officials.

Students wearing face masks on a college campus.

COVID-19 Cases Surge Among College-Aged People, CDC reports

Two new reports by the CDC conclude that COVID-19 is spreading on college campuses due to close living conditions, the increase of social gatherings, and disregard for mask wearing.  

Maintenance on air conditioner.

4 Ways Schools Can Improve Indoor Air Quality to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission

Schools must consider their HVAC system as part of their overall COVID-19 mitigation strategy, in addition to social distancing, cleaning, screening, signage and operational practices.

Arsonist Torches University of Delaware Jewish Center

A fire at a Jewish center on the University of Delaware campus late Tuesday was intentionally set, authorities said Wednesday, though they have not called it a hate crime.

Parents in Florida Team Up to Create a School Safety Reporting App

Parents in Florida Team Up to Create a School Safety Reporting App

Four parents in Florida created a reporting app that allows students, teachers and parents to report fires, fights and other threats.

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