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  • Why a CAN/ULC-S561 Certification Matters

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    There are many types of buildings that are required to have fire alarm monitoring based on the existing Fire Code and Building Code.  Examples of these types of buildings include care facilities and hospitals, schools and day cares, high-rise buildings, and buildings where a sprinkler system is present. The standard for fire alarm monitoring is ...
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  • What Goes Into CAN/ULC-S561 Fire Monitoring?

    What Goes Into CAN/ULC-S561 Fire Monitoring
    When speaking to customers, they often ask, “What is ULC-S561 and how can we ensure we are compliant?”.  ULC-S561 is a monitoring standard that is written by the Underwriter’s Laboratories of Canada (ULC), an internationally recognized standards body.  This standard is the point of reference in the Fire Code and Building Code for any building ...
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  • What is the Difference Between Active and Passive Alarm Monitoring?

    We are often asked, “How are signals sent and received in your alarm monitoring station?”. Because our monitoring station is ULC compliant, we utilize active and passive forms of communication, which are recognized within the CAN-ULC standard referenced within the Fire Code and the Building Code. By using the recognized forms of communication, FMC is ...
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  • Why Do I Need Fire Alarm Monitoring?

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    One of the most common questions we get at Fire Monitoring of Canada is, “Why Do I Need Fire Alarm Monitoring?”.  This question typically comes from building owners or supervisors who have been notified by the fire department or their insurance company that they need to or, they are evaluating the existing services within their ...
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  • What You Need to Know about 2G and 3G Network Shutdown

    what you need to know about the 2G and 3G network shutdown
    Since the introduction of cellular technology in the 1980’s, mobile networks have continued to evolve rapidly.  Most recently, another evolutionary milestone is on the horizon as we are seeing mobile network service providers phase out 2G and 3G networks in favour of Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks.  With the 2G/3G network shutdown currently underway (also known ...
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