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Swimming Pool Alarms And The Risks They Pose

February 21, 2017

The statistics regarding pool drowning and near pool drowning events are simply shocking. Drowning is the fourth leading cause of accidental death in the United States, claiming 4,000 lives annually. Approximately one third of victims are children under the age of fourteen. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional, injury-related death among children under the age of fifteen. ...

Jeffrey Zwirn Alarm Systems

How to Help Reduce Your Company’s Liability Exposure

January 20, 2017

Here is some guidance on what you can do to help lower your company’s loss potential: 1. Provide written contracts that contain recognizable industry terms and conditions that help limit your liability. The contracts should be drafted by an attorney who specializes in alarm litigation. 2. Incorporate a third party indemnification clause and a waiver of subrogation provision. 3. ...

Jeffrey Zwirn Security

Central Stations Can Do More In An Emergency!

January 10, 2017

When a remote station receives an alarm signal initiated from a fire alarm, carbon monoxide detector, or other type of life-safety, initiating-detection device, the remote station generally provides the type of alarm, the area where the signal initiated from, and the customer’s name and address to the responding authorities. However, the first responders are not given any information ...

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Reliable Equipment In The Industry

December 5, 2016

All alarm industry veterans must remember a time when the equipment that they purchased not only worked out of the box, but for many years afterward. If by chance the equipment you bought did not work, manufacturers were quick to replace it free of charge. In fact, I remember swapping out equipment at a distributor’s facility with no questions asked. The time has come for security product ...