NFPA Verification Checklist for Reopening

Published on June 2, 2020, by AFA Author

It is crucial now more than ever to ensure that your building’s fire protection and life safety systems are performing exceptionally. The NFPA has set forth a checklist for verification that your building is safe and ready for reopening. AFA is here to help by providing you with the confidence that your building will be fully protected, maintained, inspected, and monitored 24/7. Continue Reading

The Importance of Your Emergency Contact List to Your Central Station Provider

Published on May 22, 2020, by AFA Author

If an emergency occurs, your central station monitoring company uses a list of predesignated contacts called an “emergency contact list” to alert you. But what would happen if a fire alarm triggers at your business and the names on your list no longer works for your organization? Continue Reading

Fire Alarm Considerations for Facilities Managers During COVID 19

Published on May 15, 2020, by AFA Author

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused many facilities across the nation to close or change occupancy. Since many office and retail spaces are unoccupied, they may be more vulnerable to an emergency if building personnel are not on site to act. Continue Reading

Why Choose 4G Technology Over 5G For Alarm Signals?

Published on April 20, 2020, by AFA Author

The end of 3G cellular service is coming soon. As a result, AFA Protective Systems has been encouraging all customers with cellular signal transmission communicating using 3G to upgrade their cellular communication technology. One question that our customers consistently ask is “Why must I upgrade from 3G to 4G/LTE. Why not go right to 5G?” Continue Reading

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Why Central Station Monitoring is So Important Today

Published on April 15, 2020, by AFA Author

In today’s world, central station monitoring is more important than ever. In almost every jurisdiction, fire alarm monitoring by a central station monitoring facility is required by local fire code. Furthermore, the expansion of building fire alarm and security systems makes central station monitoring a critical component for a property’s safety and security plan. Continue Reading