System Sensoris hosting free half-day seminars throughout the United States to educate engineers and facility directors on latest laws related to fire protection, advancing technologies and most effective fire/life safety strategies.

System Sensor hosts their Fire Protection Seminars annually to help specifiers and building managers remain current on ever-changing codes and how these regulations affect the fire protection/life safety industry. The no-cost seminars are held from 9 a.m. until noon, followed by lunch.

The 2004 seminar series, titled "Fire Protection: Real World Applications," will cover in detail the following subjects, with each seminar allowing for discussion and group interaction:

  • Fire detection technologies
  • Overview of photoelectric, ionization, heat, beam and duct technology
  • Linear heat detection
  • Overview and application ideas
  • Difficult environment detection
  • Detection in dusty, dirty environments
  • High sensitivity detection
  • Early smoke detection for critical environments
  • Multi-criteria smoke detection
  • Detection for reducing nuisance alarms
  • Intelligibility
  • Overview of the drivers for intelligible installations
  • Intelligent system protocols
  • Overview of conventional and intelligent fire systems
  • Code highlights
  • Changes to NFPA 72 for 2002 edition
  • Directional sound evacuation
  • New evacuation technology
  • Notification appliances
  • ADA vs. NFPA requirements for strobes

Further information, including specific locations, addresses, and registration information for each of the seminars throughout the United States can be found at:

System Sensor's 2004 seminar series locations and dates:

  • Phoenix, February 24
  • Burbank, February 25
  • Chicago, March 9
  • Seattle, April 6
  • San Francisco, April 7
  • Dallas, May 4
  • Houston, May 5
  • Kansas City, June 8
  • St. Louis, June 9
  • Ft Lauderdale, October 14
  • Jacksonville, October 15
  • Pittsburgh, October 26
  • Philadelphia, October 27
  • Alexandra, VA (Washington, D.C.), November 16
  • Baltimore, November 17
  • New York, December 7
  • Boston, December 9

For more information on the System Sensor's 2004 Seminar Series, visit