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

Security Considerations for Facilities Managers during COVID 19

Published on May 21, 2020, by AFA Author

With many office and retail spaces unoccupied due to the COVID-19 pandemic, buildings may be more vulnerable to a break in or robbery. If you are leaving your building with no occupants or a limited staff for security, there are a few precautions you can take regarding your security systems including burglar alarms, cameras and access control systems. Continue Reading

Proprietary vs. Non-Proprietary Fire Alarm Systems: Why You Should Care

Published on May 19, 2020, by AFA Author

The concept is simple – purchase a proprietary fire alarm system and be prepared to be “married” to the manufacturer and service provider. Alternatively, you can purchase or install a non-proprietary fire alarm system which will give you the ability to choose from a variety of authorized fire alarm service providers. In this article we will explain how this decision will impact the alarm systems end user and why choosing a non-proprietary system is the obvious long term choice. Continue Reading

How to Maintain Your Commercial Security System

Published on May 15, 2020, by AFA Author

Security systems have become a necessity in today’s business environment. Ad-vanced technology and affordable equipment are two reasons why many busi-nesses are investing in security systems to protect their workplace. Continue Reading