Midwest Alarm staff attends notifier conference in Florida

2014 NOTIFIER Conference

Midwest Alarm Services attended the annual Notifier Distributor Conference held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Florida October 11th through the 15th. Pictured is Midwest President Dustin Smyth receiving the Multi-Million Dollar award from Notifier Vice President Dick Bauer. Midwest Alarm Services is one of only eight companies nationally that received this award. Congratulations to Dustin and his crew!

FAAST is now ul-approved for class I div 2 applications

FAAST Aspirating Smoke Detector Line

Midwest Alarm Services is proud to announce a new addition to the FAAST aspirating smoke detector line - UL Class I Division 2 (Div 2) Approval on all conventional and intelligent models. Standard smoke detectors often aren't approved for use in many hazardous environments. As a result, aspirating smoke detectors may be a good alternative. The FAAST line of aspirating smoke detectors can now be installed in many of these applications that require Class I Div 2 Groups A, B, C, D approvals. Some industries requiring the Class I Div 2 approvals include Oil and Gas Drilling, Petrochemical Refining and Processing, Fuel Storage, Chemical Manufacturing, Car Manufacturing, Water Treatment, Power Generation, Pharmaceutical, Distilleries, and Food Manufacturers. FAAST is now a great option for superior fire protection in these challenging environments! To learn more about FAAST, contact us. .

Wireless fire detection

Midwest Alarm Services, in conjunction with Notifier®, is proud to introduce SWIFT™ wireless fire detection. When "you can't get there from here," wireless protection can be the answer. SWIFT wireless sensors give you new options for applications such as:

  • Difficult or impossible to wire
  • Visually sensitive or historical integrity
  • Restricted access – hazardous or secure
  • Temporary construction
  • Remodels
  • Tight deadlines

Swift Wireless

For questions on applications using SWIFT systems please contact your local Midwest Alarm Services sales professional.

Winter months hold the highest risk for carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide is created when fuel burns incompletely and is often called the ‘invisible killer' because it's a poisonous gas that's invisible and odorless. When home heating equipment isn't installed or working properly, the risk of higher levels of CO increases significantly. November through February represent the leading months for CO poisoning in the U.S. with a peak in December. The only way to detect CO is with a working CO alarm.

  • CO alarms should be installed outside each sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. It is best to use interconnected alarms. When one sounds, all CO alarms in the home sound.
  • Test CO alarms at least once a month.
  • Know the sounds the CO alarm makes. It will sound if CO is detected. It will make a different sound if the battery is low or if it is time to get a new CO alarm.
  • If the CO alarm sounds, you must get fresh air. Move outdoors, by an open window, or near an open door. Make sure everyone in the home gets to fresh air. Call the fire department from a fresh air location. Stay there until help arrives.

Learn more at www.nfpa.org

Safety in places of public assembly

Every day, millions of people wake up, go to work or school, and take part in social events. But every so often the unexpected happens: an earthquake, a fire, a chemical spill, an act of terrorism or some other disaster. Routines change drastically, and people are suddenly aware of how fragile their lives and routines can be. Each disaster can have lasting effects - people may be seriously injured or killed, and devastating and costly property damage can occur. People entering any public assembly building need to be prepared in case of an emergency. Click here to download tips to keep yourself safe during an emergency.