DITEK, a leading provider of surge protection solutions, is showcased its portfolio of Total Surge Solution (TSS) products at the 2017 NFPA Conference and Expo. Designed for complete addressable fire panel protection for AC, signaling, and notification circuits, the TSS lineup is compatible with all major alarm systems. Included in the TSS lineup are nine system-specific models, including 120V AC models with dry contacts so the device can be remotely monitored versus simply visually monitoring an LED.
At schools across the country, the summer months are often the time when upgrades, maintenance and new installation projects are carried out. Over these few months, schools are adding to or upgrading their video surveillance and security systems, improving network infrastructure, and even adding to the number of outdoor light poles, among other security improvement projects. But are the protecting the equipment as well?
We have all heard the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Security and fire prevention professionals across the country can attest to this as they routinely see losses in the tens of thousands of dollars that could have been prevented with the installation of a surge protection device. Fire alarm and other life safety and security system failures often are the result of power surges caused by events such as lightning strikes on unprotected systems. Schools, businesses, hotels and many other businesses are subject to a large number of lightning strikes and —without proper protection— these strikes can wreak havoc with daily operations and budgets.