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COVER: Your Fire Safety System Could Be Falling Short. Page 36. Cover design by Elisa Geneser, art director, and Evan Brownfield, senior graphic designer.
15 The top 10 ways Io T is
18 New applications for
DALI lighting controls.
21 The smart grid’s financial
22 How to pay for energy
26 Clean your carpets the
27 Office must-haves for
28 Combat bacterial
30 Solutions for the heat
12 EDITOR’S LETTER
Keep buildings safe with
a fire prevention and
public access plan.
58 PRODUCTS &
This month’s section
starts with a focus on
68 FM TOOLBOX
Report: Keeping pace
70 FM COST TRENDS
between YMCA facilities.
YOUR FIRE SAFETY SYSTEM
COULD BE FALLING SHORT
6 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR BUILDING’S
ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM
Are your fire detection, notification and response
systems up to scratch? A commercial fire protection
system needs regular inspection, testing and
maintenance to make sure it will keep your
occupants safe during a fire. If you haven’t kept up
with a regular maintenance schedule, catch up now –
otherwise, you could end up with a legal nightmare if
the system malfunctions during an emergency.
Whether you’ve had the same access control system
for years, you’re implementing your first or you’re
expanding the one you already have in response to an
incident, now is the right time to evaluate your access
control system and procedures. Keep your occupants,
tenants and assets safe by having a smart plan and the
right technology in place.