Residents escape burning condo building despite not having fire alarms | #TpromoCom #Fire #FireAlarm #LifeSafety | WEST BEND, Wis. — All residents escaped a fire at a condo complex despite there not being a fire alarm system. The fire broke out about 1:20 a.m. Friday at the building on North River Drive in West Bend.
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Editor’s Note: As a former fire technician and alarm dealership owner/manager, I fully understand the issue of fire code and the fact that landlords that build only have to maintain their buildings to the code that was in force at the time they were constructed. However, on a personal level, I often wonder if there’s a better way.
I do not advocate changing the rules as they are because a landlord should not be legally challenged to follow changes in local fire code. Every time there would be a minor change, they’d be required to adjust their units accordingly, and although that would not be a bad thing for the tenants, it would cause undo financial hardship on many of those that rent because such changes in construction would ultimately fall at the feet of all those who rent from them, and that is the way it must be.
I believe that communities share in the responsibility to find an equatable way to provide incentives to landlords who take the initiative to bring their facilities up to present day fire code. Perhaps that can be accomplished through tax breaks, or perhaps through rate adjustments on water and rubbish pickup.
Yes, it will mean compromise in that the community at large will realize a loss of revenue, but there simply must be a way to make this happen without driving landlords out of business. For all of us to sit by and criticize a landlord for not having installed fire alarms in a 1980-built condo when he followed all the rules at the time will accomplish nothing.
It’s time that all of us put some skin in the game by sharing in the solution to this ongoing problem. —Al Colombo
Emerging markets offer lucrative growth for fire safety market | #TpromoCom #Fire #LifeSafety #FireCode | The global fire safety equipment market size is expected to reach USD 105.92 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 8.8% over the forecast period, according to a study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc.
Strict government regulations and mandates concerning workplace safety are expected to be the key factors driving the market. Increasing awareness about the benefits of installing fire safety and security equipment and demand for state-of-the-art fire protection equipment are also expected to fuel the market growth.
Transition towards the installation of technologically advanced fire detection systems, and eco-friendly fire suppression agents is also expected to support the market development over the forecast period.
The advent of smart fire suppression and detection systems, and the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) for the wireless integration of such systems, along with the enforcement of various safety and building codes, and increasing fire safety expenditure by enterprises are several other factors responsible for market growth cited by Grand View.
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Memoreyes’ Unique Outdoor Video Surveillance Systems are Totally Wireless | #Memoreyes #TpromoCom #WiFi #VideoSurveillance | The use of outdoor WiFi is often unreliable. But the engineers behind Memoreyes’ unique outdoor video safety systems have solved this problem, providing reliable, steady wireless connectivity between the Model 360 and 100 camera systems. No wires means no trenching and lower installation fees. The Camera Housing
The Entrance System Housing contains seven cameras and two to three micro-computers.
Four cameras document cars as they enter, pass by, and depart; and the other three read license plates, including the detection of vehicles that travel the wrong way through an exit.
The All Property System housing is a 12’ tall “candy cane” that houses an HD camera, 2 micro-computers, and the Camera Director System.
The system runs on low voltage power (no 120VAC power install requirements), and it wirelessly connects to a NVR (Network Video Recorder) through Ethernet radios.
Camera housings are weatherproof, including sun shades and are rated from -20°F to 120°F.
Anti-tampering features detect camera-pole shaking, which initiates a local verbal warning through an in-housing speaker. This action also directs other cameras in the vicinity to video the event.
#Audit Finds NYC Schools Unprepared for #Emergency Situations | #ESC_LLC #School #Security #Safety | An audit of NYC schools’ safety plans found missing floor plans, unarmed door alarms, and a lack of drills and coordination, among other things.
According to the release, the state’s Department of Education has not been strict in requiring schools file safety plans on time and policies do not routinely align regulations with state requirements.
The assessment looked at safety plans of 25 of the city’s 1,800 schools run by the DOE. It found missing floor plans, unarmed door alarms, radios that were turned off or were not working, and a lack of drills and coordination, among other issues.
Parks Associates welcomes Sarah Jones, VP of Commercial Product, Great Call, to Connected Health Summit | #TpromoCom #Event #Home #Monitor | Jones will deliver the keynote address at the sixth-annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness.
64% of consumer 50 and older are interested in home monitoring system that can sense emergencies and notify caretakers
Parks Associates today announced Sarah Jones, VP of Commercial Product, Great Call, as the first confirmed keynote speaker for the sixth-annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness, August 27-29 at the Pendry San Diego in San Diego, California. The firm’s independent living research finds 64% of heads of US broadband households 50 and older are interested in a home system that can sense emergencies and send out notifications.
Connected Health Summit will explore new strategies and innovations that will expand and improve independent living solutions for consumers and caretakers, including innovative monitoring and smart home solutions, and examine consumer adoption and usage of connected health technologies and key adjacencies between smart home, healthcare, and independent living ecosystems. Early Sponsors include HP, MDLIVE, Alarm.com, Freeus, Rapid Response Monitoring, and GiftCard Partners.
“The push to engage consumers outside of the facility, combined with advances in consumer technology, have created several distinct markets for connected health products and services,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “We expect to see the lines between these markets blur as care providers experiment with consumer devices as part of their remote patient monitoring programs and as consumer solutions integrate virtual care services into their offerings. Technology companies are now realizing the incredible opportunity to serve the growing market of seniors with devices and services that fit their unique needs and desires.”
Parks Associates research shows more than one-third of people in US broadband households are current caregivers or will be in the near future, and they rank emergency alerts as the most valuable home living feature.
“Many smart home solutions are well positioned to deliver on these key independent living use cases while also providing a valuable user experience to caretakers,” Parks said. “Great Call, recently acquired by Best Buy, is a leader in delivering independent living solutions, and we look forward to sharing insight with attendees on key adjacencies between the smart home and connected health.”
Employee Wellness Programs and Consumer Engagement
AI in Health: Creating Personalized Insights
Choice in Care: Telehealth, Kiosks, and Retail Clinics
The Impact of MACRA and Telehealth Reimbursement for Connected Health
Enabling Independence: Addressing Seniors’ Health and Social Needs
Expanding Reach: Making Remote Patient Monitoring Work
The Role of Technology: Serving Social and Medical Needs
Innovation and Partnerships
IoT Integration: Effective Connected Health Partnerships
Senior Tech Channels: Home Service Providers, Builders, and In-home Care Agencies
Wearables: Crossing the Line from Consumer to Health Tech
Consumer Technology in Healthcare: Preparing for the Tech Giants
Innovation at Transformative Life Stages
Connected Health Summit provides industry players with in-depth analysis on the growth of the connected health device and solutions markets, with insights and implications for consumers, health providers, and payors. The event is focused on the emerging opportunities-and specifically on new consumer engagement strategies-for multiple industries.
Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific data,contact Sherrelle Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org, 972-996-0214.
About Connected Health Summit
Parks Associates’ sixth-annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness is an executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home.
Connected Health Summit provides insights on new business models, IoT technologies, consumer behaviors, and deployments relevant to consumer healthcare solutions. The conference addresses opportunities for new solutions, including smart home platforms, on-demand services, voice assistants, and wearables, to empower consumers, caregivers, and providers with new insight into patient health and to meet the growing demand for services in independent living, chronic care management, remote access to care, and wellness and fitness.
Fire Safety: Prevention and Protection in the Office | #TpromoCom #OHS #OSHA #Fire | Accounting for employees in the event of an emergency is vital. The Emergency Action Plan should address how to accurately account for all employees.
Besides the obvious risks associated with 1.32 million fires reported in the United States that resulted in 3,400 deaths, 14,670 injuries, and more than $23 billion in property loss, the number of reported fires is on the downward trend. (In 2008, the number of fires reported was approximately 1.45 million.) While this is a noteworthy downward trend, fire-related deaths are on the rise. (USFA, 2017)
The majority of fires (77 percent) occur in the home, while the remaining 23 percent occur at work. (NFPA, 2017) This article will focus on what you, as an employee, can do to protect yourself and co-workers in the office. In addition, it will focus on specific steps that can be taken to prevent fires, as well as how to respond to fire emergencies.
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