President of Critical Systems Bill Van Loan selected as a member of the 2012 Gamewell-FCI Worldwide Advisory Board

The 2012 advisory board members had a round table discussion at Honeywell’s Life Safety Headquarters on August 29th in Northford, CT. The advisory board consisted of Honeywell and Gamewell-FCI executives, design team, marketing, engineering, manufacturing, e-commerce, credit, logistics, as well as, executives from Gamewell-FCI’s top worlwide platinum distributors. The advisory board discussed in depth ways to build a more comprehensive partnership with all its worlwide distributors, insight to un-released products, future revenue streams and future product solutions to meet potential market segment growth.


Critical Systems launches a free iPhone and Android App

Critical Systems launches a free iPhone and Android App to assist property managers and building engineers with life safety and inspection related concerns. The resource App includes: life safety code references, common violations, inspection frequency requirements and training videos. Go to Google Play store to download. Search “Critical Systems” under Android Apps or Go to the iTunes store to download. Search “Critical Systems”.


President of Critical Systems, Bill Van Loan, is interviewed by Bloomberg TV

President of Critical Systems, Bill Van Loan, is interviewed by Bloomberg TV on how Mobile Technology and Cloud Computing has changed his company and how it will change the future for all companies.

Bloomberg West reports news about companies, personalities and trends from San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Los Angeles that are transforming the global economy.

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/87925826-the-future-of-mobile-technology.html


Did you know? An Emergency Evacuation Drill is mandated for a High-rise Building by the State of Georgia on an ANNUAL basis!

Did you know? An Emergency Evacuation Drill is mandated for a High-rise Building by the State of Georgia on an ANNUAL basis! See the State’s code and procedures below:
Georgia 120-3-3 Rules & Regulations of the Safety Fire Commissioner “SECTION 405″

Minimum Fire Safety Standards – Effective March 9, 2010

Section 404.2.10 “Where Required – High-rise buildings”

405.1 General. Emergency evacuation drills complying with the provisions of this
section shall be conducted at least annually in the occupancies listed in Section 404.2 or
when required by the fIre code official. Drills shall be designed in cooperation with the
local authorities.

405.2 Frequency. Required emergency evacuation drills shall be held at the intervals
specifIed in Table 405.2 or more frequently where necessary to familiarize all occupants
with the drill procedure.

405.3 Leadership. Responsibility for the planning and conduct of drills shall be
assigned to competent persons designated to exercise leadership.

405.4 Time. Drills shall be held at unexpected times and under varying conditions to
simulate the unusual conditions that occur in case of fue.

405.5 Record keeping. Records shall be maintained on site and available for inspection
by the Fire Code Official of all required emergency evacuation drills for three years.
Such records shall include the following information:

1. Identity of the person conducting the drill.
2. Date and time of the drill.
3. NotifIcation method used.
4. Staff members on duty and participating.
5. Number of occupants evacuated.
6. Special conditions simulated.
7. Problems encountered.
8. Weather conditions when occupants were evacuated.
9. Time required to accomplish complete evacuation.

Records of drills conducted shall be maintained and filed for review.

See link below for more details:
 oci.ga.gov


Update your Monitoring Call-up List

This CriticalAlert was created to remind Property Managers and Building Engineers like yourself in order to remind you to update your fire,security, elevator and panic alarm system monitoring contact call-up list, phone numbers and special instructions. These changes are quite often overlooked during times of change.


What do I do?

Determine if any changes have been made at the building or system location

Property Management Company or staff?

Building Engineers?

Security Staff?

Who needs to be called in the event of an emergency?

Special Instructions

Etc…

Verify what Changes Need To Be Made

Call-Up List Contacts?
Passwords?
Phone Numbers?

Contact us or your current Monitoring provider to make the needed changes.


Access Control Database Back-up Alert!

This CriticalAlert was created to remind Property Managers, Building Engineers, Office Managers and IT personnel like yourself in order to remind you to back-up your Access Control Database. Back-ups are quite often overlooked during times of change and can be be very costly and time consuming to reload users data in the event of a catastrophic hard drive failure.

Determine the following items for your Access Control System.

Where is the database stored?

When was the last time a back-up was performed?

Have there been changes to the program?

Have any new users been added or deleted since the last back-up?

Etc…

In addition, don’t forget to update your Holiday Schedule, so doors that are normally unlocked are locked on those typical working days.

Contact us or your current Access Control provider if assistance is needed.