Advancements in technology — from IP to mobile and beyond — have resulted in major changes in the life safety industry for everything but fire alarm systems… until now.

The fire alarm industry has been stable for many years other than a few tweaks. The largest change came in the early 1990s with the introduction of Signaling Line Circuits (SLC) or Addressable Fire Alarm Systems. Today, in response to the shift in society due to the evolution of technology, the fire alarm industry is undergoing numerous changes — changes in code, the demise of old technology, a push to decrease false alarms while increasing standards and the escalation in user expectations — are all contributing to the significant changes in the industry.

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