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

Published on February 16, 2019, 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

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Alarm Signal Transmission Methods: Past, Present, and Future

Published on January 14, 2019, by AFA Author

AFA Protective Systems, Inc. has been monitoring alarm signals for over 145 years. Over that time, technology has advanced dramatically and there are a number of approved ways for alarm signals to get from a customer’s premise to a central monitoring station that are less expensive, faster and more diverse than ever before. Continue Reading

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How to Deal With and Prevent Vandalism Against Your Business

Published on October 15, 2018, by AFA Author

Learn about why vandalism occurs against businesses and how you can prevent further occurrences against your property. Continue Reading

4 Questions Businesses Should Ask Before Selecting a Security or Fire Alarm Company

Published on June 18, 2018, by AFA Author

There are many companies that install fire alarms and security systems, but not all of them are equal. Home or business owners searching for an alarm provider should be sure to ask the four questions below to ensure that they end up working with the company that best suits their needs. Continue Reading

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Copper Theft: Who Is Stealing Your Copper Wire, and What Can You Do to Stop It?

Published on January 8, 2018, by AFA Author

Copper theft has caused millions of dollars worth of property damage and forced countless people to go without power in the United States. Awareness is the first step to prevention. Continue Reading