How to Prevent and Extinguish Electrical Fires in a Commercial Building

According to the National Fire Protection Association, structure fires in professional buildings account for millions of dollars in property damage each year. Electrical distribution and lighting are the second leading cause of these fires, making up approximately 15% of the total property damage. Taking a proactive approach to fire safety and prevention will lower the likelihood of an unexpected blaze and keep your business and employees safe. Here are some tips for preventing and extinguishing electrical fires in commercial buildings.

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Winter Holidays Home Safety Tips

Big mug with hot tea and a candle, wool scarf, near cozy fireplace, in country houseBetween holiday decorating, hosting gatherings, entertaining visitors from out of town, and an increase in deliveries, there is a lot going on around the house during the holidays. Although these activities are fun, these distractions can cause security and safety risks that leave your home vulnerable.

This article will cover some tips that will ensure that your home is safe and secure though the holiday season.

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Restaurant Safety Tips for Winter

Dining out during the winter months is one of the joys of the season. Unfortunately, winter poses some safety challenges that need to be addressed to keep both diners and employees safe. Between cramped workspaces, open flames, packed dining rooms, and winter weather, there are some potential safety hazards to address.

These safety tips provide guidance for how restaurants can keep employees and customers safe during the winter months:

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Commercial Security Components Series: Wrap-up

Commercial Security CameraCommercial security systems are integral to protecting your employees, products, and your premises from hazards like fires or break-ins. They can also assist with quality control and loss prevention, protect you against false injury claims, and help you monitor employee attendance and behavior in the workplace.

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Four Essential Pet Fire Safety Tips

The American Kennel Club founded National Pet Fire Safety Day (July 15th) to bring awareness to the fact that nearly half a million pets are affected by home fires each year. With this in mind, your fire safety plan should incorporate all members of your family, including the furry ones. 

Fortunately, there are many simple ways you can help protect your pet from fire-related injuries, including pet-proofing your home, limiting their exposure to open flames, and more. Whether you’re at home or away, here are some simple pet fire safety tips.

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Commercial Fire Alarm Systems: How They Work

Manual fire alarmCommercial fire alarm systems are essential for protecting employees, customers, merchandise, and property in the event of a fire. These sophisticated systems are designed to detect the presence of fire (heat and/or smoke) and notify the occupants of the building so they can evacuate safely.

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Central Station: The Key to a Swift Alarm Response

When an alarm system is triggered, a quick and effective response is essential to ensure the safety of a commercial building and its occupants. Whether the alarm is falsely triggered or the result of a true emergency, having a monitored alarm system will help you ensure that every alert receives an appropriate response.

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Overview of a Commercial Security System

Commercial security systems are an essential part of keeping your business and your employees safe. They can also help you monitor your production line for quality control, and even protect you from things like false injury claims or employee misconduct.

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Most Common Causes of Property Damage & How to Prevent Them

According to the Insurance Information Institute, the primary losses on homeowners insurance in 2019 were due to environmental damage from wind and rain, water damage and freezing, and fire and lightning. You may not be able to control the environment, but you can take steps to prepare your home ahead of extreme weather conditions. Here’s a closer look at the most common causes of property damage and some tips for protecting your house against them.

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Three Benefits of a Professional Home Security System

A home security system goes far beyond a camera or alarm. While these devices are each beneficial in their own right, effective security solutions are not one-size-fits-all. A professional security company will work with you to develop a system designed to address your needs and priorities. Here are some of the advantages of working with a security company.

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