Sunday, May 29, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hazard Assessment of Lithium Ion Battery Energy Storage Systems webinar

Currently standards developers, authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), emergency responders, and the ESS industry do not have a clear direction regarding the hazards of ESS installations and have few, if any, technical studies, reports, or scientific literature to rely upon when making decisions regarding the safe installation of these systems. The Hazard Assessment of Lithium Ion Battery Energy Storage System Webinar summarizes a literature review and gap analysis related to Li-ion battery ESSs, as well as full-scale fire testing of 100 kWh Li-ion battery ESSs.

Sponsored by the Fire Protection Research Foundation with support from: Principle Sponsors: National Fire Protection Association, Tyco/SimplexGrinnell and Zurich Services Corporation
Contributing Sponsors: Fire-Dex, Globe Manufacturing, PBI Performance Products, Property Insurance Research Group, L.N. Curtis & Sons, LionFirst Responder Products and TenCate Protective Fabrics

Monday, May 23, 2016

Wiremold: Outdoor Power for Mobile Device Charging

Permanent Outdoor Mobile Charging solutions from Legrand. Choose from three elegantly designed charging pedestals that include a series of 2-gang and 3-gang options with GFCI Outlets, USB ports, outdoor A/V connectivity and LED lights to illuminate pathways at night.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Wiremold: Evolution Series Poke- Thru Device

Available in 6”, 8”, and 10" configurations, the Evolution Poke-Thru Devices from Legrand has twice the capacity of current designs. One device can feed more workstations. The Evolution Poke-Thru Device is a whole new idea in poke-thru design, with more capacity, and versatility.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Fire Alarms- Mandatory For Safety

Just as we expect a bevy of safety features in our car, we must take equivalent safety measures in our homes and offices. House alarms warn us of intruders and carbon monoxide detectors alert us if poisonous - and invisible - gas has entered our home. But equally important is the use of properly installed and deliberately placed fire alarms throughout your home. They can be the first line of defense when fire threatens you life or the lives of your family.

Fire alarms are often found as standard equipment in newly built homes. Most states have adopted fire code laws that require fire alarms on every floor of each home. But if you move into an older home you must ensure that all fire alarms are operational and situated in the proper locations. Fire alarms should be mounted on the ceiling of every floor of the house - including the basement. The most important thing to remember is that in a fire situation, seconds count. Give yourself as much time as possible by putting fire alarms throughout your home. While as late as the 1970s it would have cost upwards of $1,000 to outfit a home with fire alarms, today's homes can be safe guarded for under $100. Modern fire alarms are efficient, technologically advanced, and extremely affordable.

Most fire alarms can be installed by do-it-yourselfers with simple household tools. But if you are unsure about the location or installation process, check with a certified alarm installation technician or contact your local fire department. Remember that more is always better when it comes to protecting the lives of you and your loved ones; so don't cut corners when it comes to purchasing the best fire alarms.

Some fire alarms can be integrated straight into your central alarm system. So in addition to alerting authorities if you should have a break-in, it will notify fire personnel should your fire alarms sound. This can be especially helpful if you are away from home on a frequent basis; you will rest assured that your home is always being protected.

In addition to fire alarms, be sure that you and your family have a fire plan that you practice several times a year. This should include an exit strategy for every person in the house as well as a meeting location at a safe distance outside the home.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Wiremold: Experience Flip Up Connectivity - deQuorum Boxes

deQuorum Flip-Up Table Boxes bring ready access to power and communications to work surfaces and counter tops with a sleek and attractive design. Meets 2011 NEC Tamper- Resistant requirements. Available in durable black powder coat and brushed stainless steel finishes.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Do You Need A Home Alarm System?

Are you trying to decide whether or not you need to install a home alarm system? If so, then there are a number of factors that should go into your decision. Such a product may not be for everyone, but the vast majority of people could greatly benefit from having one installed. Before deciding against it, you should consider the following things: What is the crime report like in your city? How valuable are your belongings? Does your schedule put your house or your family at risk?

What is the Crime Situation in Your City?

One big factor in the decision about whether or not to install a home alarm system is the city in which you live. You should do some research on the crime statistics in your city. If there is a preponderance of house invasions or property crimes in the areas surrounding your residence, then this product is a definite must for you. It is also important to know how successful local law enforcement is at patrolling various parts of the city and how effective they are at recovering stolen property.

Do You Own Lots of Valuables?

Another important factor to consider is precisely how valuable your belongings are. If you own lots of valuable art work, or if you collect vintage cars or jewelry, then a home alarm system is something that you likely need. The more valuable your possessions are; the more costly a break in will be to you. You should also assess the sentimental value that your belongings possess for you as this is as important as the material value, if not more.

Are You Out of the House Often?

Finally, when considering whether or not to install a home alarm system, you should evaluate your work schedule as well as your social schedule. If you work evenings while your spouse and children are in the house without you, then one of these products will likely give you much peace of mind by allowing you to know that they are safe without you. It is also important to consider how often your house is unoccupied. If you are out a lot, and no one is in your residence, then this might leave you susceptible to a break in.

There are several reasons to install a home alarm system in your residence. If you live in a city with a high crime rate or have lots of valuables and are out of the house often, then one of these products will be beneficial to you

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cinco De Mayo Recipes - How To Make Taco Casserole

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Watch how to layer seasoned ground beef, salsa, crushed tortilla chips and shredded cheese into a baked Mexican-style casserole. It's an easy, delicious, and fun play on a taco night.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Losing Entire Home To Fire, Family Rebuilds With Fire Sprinklers

Michelle Allyn and her daughters watched helplessly as a fire destroyed their home and most of their belongings. A key component to piecing their lives back together was rebuilding their home with a key safety feature--home fire sprinklers.

The family now promotes this technology via NFPA's Faces of Fire Campaign, which underscores the devastating reality of home fires and the power home fire sprinklers have in protecting lives.