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What are life safety electronic services

May 10, 2023
What are life safety electronic services
          I just got this from my insurance agent:  
          “I’m working on the renewal but a question that comes up relates to “life saving technology.” What are these operations? Are we talking about something similar to “Life Alert” necklace?”
          Is there a standard definition for "life saving technology”?
          Google is giving me sites that talk about "Life-Saving Technology” in terms of AI lifeguard systems for your swimming pool. I also see advancements in video surveillance that use sophisticated analytical tools to monitor activity without an employee to do the monitoring. Automated alerts can alert workers of out-of-place objects, suspicious people or actions, and unauthorized access all in real time. This allows staff to respond more quickly and tackle threats before they become problems.
          I know it can be confusing because what you actually do for a business is constantly evolving and, though not necessarily changing direction, moving ahead as technology evolves.
          At one time it was pretty easy; you were in the electronic alarm business.  Maybe you specialized in burglar or fire alarms or both, commercial or residential or both.  Audio capabilities and cameras added something new.  You also ventured into access control.  So now you were in the electronic security business and fire alarm business too.  Medical alert was generally considered a different business though it too depended on electronic devices and communication pathways very much like burglar and fire alarms.  Most alarm companies didn’t include medical alert except as a panic button. 
          Mobile devices capable of communicating by cellular or radio permitted alarm companies to offer the device and monitoring services nationwide since no installation is required and the Internet opened the entire world as your market.  All you needed was money to get started for set up [legal too], marketing and product. 
          Electronic devices can be used for almost any kind of monitoring situation, from the customary noted above to medical devices that need constant monitoring and environmental monitoring devices. 
          Life safety can, I suppose, mean different things to different people, but I think it broadly describes any of the detection services offered by the alarm industry.
          Before I go on [and on] I want to express my surprise that your insurance broker raised the issue.  That’s because you are not using a broker recommended on The Alarm Exchange in the insurance category; they would not be asking; they would know.  Smarten up and get better acquainted and comfortable with the professionals listed on The Alarm Exchange and let me know if they are confused.
          I asked my new buddy, AI what it thought; here is the response:
Life safety electronic services are electronic systems and devices that are designed to protect people and property from various hazards, including fire, smoke, carbon monoxide, and other life-threatening situations. These services include the installation, maintenance, and monitoring of electronic systems and devices such as fire alarms, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and other related equipment.
Some examples of life safety electronic services include:
Fire alarm systems: These systems detect the presence of smoke or fire and sound an alarm to alert occupants of a building.
Carbon monoxide detectors: These devices detect the presence of carbon monoxide gas and alert occupants of a building when dangerous levels are detected.
Emergency lighting systems: These systems provide lighting in the event of a power outage or emergency, allowing occupants to safely evacuate a building.
Access control systems: These systems control who can enter a building or area, providing an additional layer of security and safety.
CCTV systems: Closed-circuit television systems allow for remote monitoring and recording of activity within a building, which can help identify potential hazards or threats.
Overall, life safety electronic services play a crucial role in protecting people and property from various hazards, and are essential in ensuring the safety and security of buildings and their occupants.

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Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq
Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum PC
Attorneys at Law
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