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Required by Local, State and National Fire Codes, periodic testing of the Fire Alarm System is a necessary step to ensure the fire alarm system will perform as required when needed. FACS offers Remote Station Monitoring that is provided on a 24/7 basis through a local U.L. listed Monitoring Service. FACS employs Texas licensed Fire Alarm Planning Superintendents, which are also NICET Level IV and III certified.

In order for an emergency voice message to be followed, the selected audience must be able to understand what the voice in the message is saying. Gamewell by Honeywell provides the highest quality fire control instruments in the industry. Dedicated to providing the highest quality life safety & communication systems; unsurpassed service and training to our customers while instilling professionalism in our industry.
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read more › FACS is an Engineered Systems Distributor (ESD) for top manufacturers in the life safety industry which provide high quality equipment using cutting edge technology. This allows FACS the ability to provide the right solution for the right situation. If you require monitoring of a sprinkler system or recall of an elevator system, we can provide a cost effective solution using conventional zoned systems. Shell office buildings and tenant lease spaces may require the use of an addressable fire control panel which will provide point identification of every installed initiation device in the building and allows expansion to the system as the need arises.

read more › Fire Alarm Control Systems, Inc. was founded in 1995 as a small business and operates in the San Antonio and South Texas areas. With our primary focus on providing fire alarm and voice communication systems for commercial, educational and federal government facilities, FACS has expanded its expertise in intercom, public address and mass notification systems. Our Mission is 'Dedicated to providing the highest quality life safety and communication systems; unsurpassed service and training to our customers while instilling professionalism in our industry.

read more › Fire Alarm Control Systems, Inc. has the resources to provide many types of specialized detection technologies. This allows FACS the ability to provide a solution for almost any situation. Aspiration (Air Sampling) Sensing - If your detection needs require high sensitivity smoke detection, the use of aspirating detectors may be the choice. The single detector consists of a laser detector and a piping network to transport the air samples to the detection chamber. There it is processed and if warranted by the site specific parameters, signals will be generated and the appropriate actions can be taken.

read more › It seems every day we hear about new tragic events that threaten the life and safety of others. The ability to communicate clear, concise emergency instructions and notification over a campus type setting has become a major concern of first responders, safety directors and emergency operation managers. This emerging technology is fast becoming a reality as Standards are established and Code documents written. The UFC (Unified Facilities Criteria) 4-021-01 prepared by the Department of Defense, has been the design standard for Mass Notification Systems since 2002.

read more › Required by Local, State and National Fire Codes, periodic testing of the Fire Alarm System is a necessary step to ensure the fire alarm system will perform as required when needed. Preventative maintenance and periodic testing not only provides compliance with NFPA 72, but keeps the system within manufacturers specified parameters and avoids unexpected failure within a system. Testing includes all connected initiating and signalling devices, verifying all auxiliary functions such as elevator recall, HVAC shutdown and sprinkler device activation operate as an integrated system.

read more › FACS offers Remote Station Monitoring that is provided on a 24/7 basis through a local U.L. listed Monitoring Service. All calls made to the remote station monitoring company are recorded and monitored to ensure the operators treat the customers in a professional manner. We can provide monitoring for all types of fire alarm systems to include contact closure to contact or point ID. FACS can also monitor most DACT communication formats utilizing standard telephone lines or we can provide the advanced cellular and IP based communications over the customer's existing IP network which can provide substantial cost savings.

read more › FACS, employs Texas licensed Fire Alarm Planning Superintendents which are also NICET Level IV and III certified. With their extensive amount of experience in the fire alarm industry, they can assist you, the customer in system designs in accordance with the local fire code requirements for any type of facility. Our staff has designed life safety systems for high rise hotel and office buildings, office complexes, medical office buildings, K-12 and higher education campuses, and mass notification systems in federal government facilities.

read more › In order for an emergency voice message to be followed, the selected audience must be able to understand what the voice in the message is saying. It's not enough with today's emergency situations to produce a loud signal and hope that everyone knows what to do. The intent is to provide real time messages for real time events in a manner that everyone can understand the verbal instructions that are being broadcast. The term commonly used in the NFPA is intelligibility. This allows for a quantitative test that can be used to confirm system design and compliance with NFPA and DOD (Department of Defense) requirements for voice evacuation and mass notification systems.

read more › Duane Hannasch has over thirty-five years of experience in the life safety industry, and has acquired expertise in the design of fire detection, mass notification and emergency communication systems based on the most current NFPA, IFC and UFC design standards. He has been involved with many design teams providing plans and specifications for many high profile facilities at the area military bases. Duane is a Texas Licensed Fire Alarm Planning Superintendent, NICET Level IV certified in Fire Alarm Systems, NICET Level I certified in Sprinkler Special Hazards, Journeyman Electrician and a National Registered Paramedic.

read more › The following is a list of fire alarm and mass notification systems in which Fire Alarm Control Systems has either completed or currently in progress on military installations. Commercial project list can be provided upon request. Fire Alarm Control Systems has permitted me to have assurances about our Stations' safety. But more importantly, they have given me peace of mind about the safety of our medics and firefighters.

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