Elevators Being Upgraded?

If not, it’s not “IF” it’s “When” will Code Enforcement be showing up for inspections.

In the State of Florida Elevator Code Upgrades are being enforced causing property managers, building engineers and Condo Boards in many cases hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Many times the one item overlooked in Elevator Upgrades is bringing the Fire Alarm up to code and capable of handling the newer recall features required once the elevators are brought up to compliance. “Grandfathered” buildings are no longer exempt and older fire alarm systems are usually out dated in terms of new code compliance with newer elevators and other required upgrades. Condominium owners and the boards have been known to update one and not the other, requiring more money to be assessed that they often are not aware of.  CSS suggests having your fire alarm inspected to make sure PRIOR to any elevator upgrade it meets the current requirements. Fire alarm code has been changing and local authorities are enforcing this throughout Florida. Keep in mind any upgrade (such as elevators) on the fire alarms normally mean the entire building needs to be brought up to the current fire code. Every situation varies but we wanted all of our customers to be aware of the potential costs involved.

Critical System Solutions works tirelessly to handle and deliver solutions that alleviate our customers from finding themselves out of compliance. All of our technicians are certified and up to date on regulations in this arena including NICET certified designers for all your Life Safety Fire Alarm or Fire Sprinkler needs.

Services we provide:

  • Installation
  • Fire Alarms
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Test and inspections

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Life Safety Systems & Security Integrated Solutions

Serving the greater Tampa Bay region for over 13 years specializing in the design, installation and maintenance of fire alarm and sprinkler systems, CCTV, security, access control and wireless emergency call. We provide full-service, comprehensive life safety systems and products designed to suit your unique needs. Our services primarily focus on commercial, retail, industrial, educational, hospitality and healthcare facilities. Critical System Solutions’ core values are in the quality of work we deliver and the safety, security and protection we provide to our clients.

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EMERGENCY CALL / MASS NOTIFICATION

Protecting the lives of students, general public and property.

There’s nothing more important than the protection of human life. Though public property isn’t as important, security does have a level of relevance especially for business owners. When it comes to life safety, Critical System Solutions has the latest “Emergency Call” products, which are utilized in the case of a person in a life-endangering situation. These Emergency Call or call box device’s primary function is that they are strategically placed in areas the general public can easily access allowing them to call for help should they be in imminent danger. The purpose of “Mass Notification” products is to alarm on a larger scale, public areas where any crowded buildings or schools are put in a life-threatening situation. Public or private areas serving as some sort of destination for a large amount of people on a daily basis absolutely should have these Life Safety Systems.

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What is Life Safety Worth?

 London Fire – Grenfell Tower

The tragic fire that has destroyed the London building Grenfell Tower claiming at least 79 lives known so far and feared will rise closer to 100…many are hospitalized and in critical condition. It’s been reported that the building tenants were complaining on how it was a fire hazard prior to this tragedy. Case and point, tragedies like this one can be prevented with updated and or inspected fire alarms and sprinkler systems.

In Florida, Rick Scott had the opportunity to veto a bill that would allow owners of high-rise condos to vote on opting out of fire sprinklers and of an ELS system. As of June 14th 2017, he did just the opposite and the bill is effective July 1st 2017. How much is life worth, cutting corners to avoid spending some money to upgrade fire alarms and fire sprinklers bringing them to code? Condo owners should fully understand that by neglecting this line of safety can be deadly to innocent people like what we are seeing in the news this week.  At minimum, they should have updated fire alarms even if they opt out of revamp of their fire sprinklers in the building. Since fire alarms warn resident to at least get out of the building in time before fire exits become compromised.

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Alarm Installation and Fire Inspection

Alarm Installation and Fire Inspection

Critical System Solutions performed an Alarm Installation and Fire Inspection at the Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland. This architectural marvel has a very complex and intricate structural design that brought on the challenge for CSS to cleverly install an Alarm system without compromising its beautiful and artistic design.

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8 REASONS WHY AES-INTELLINET IS THE WAY TO GO FOR FIRE ALARM MONITORING

8 REASONS WHY AES-INTELLINET IS THE WAY TO GO FOR FIRE ALARM MONITORING

Provided by Critical System Solutions, AES-IntelliNet® is a private, two-way, wireless alarm communication system that provides significant performance and cost benefits over legacy telephone, radio tower or cellular-based alarm communication systems.
AES-IntelliNet® alarm monitoring systems are deployed in hundreds of thousands of locations in over 50 countries worldwide.

1)  Extremely reliable
2) High-speed
3) No telephone service needed
4) No cabling, wiring, trenching or towers needed
5) Not vulnerable to weather, line cuts or missed signals
6) Low installation and management costs
7) No third-party fees or ongoing costs
8) Reduced operating costs

CSS TEST AND INSPECTIONS

INSPECTIONS  –  Performed per NFPA guidelines to allow us to make recommendations to keep your system in code compliance.

SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE  – 24/7 ON CALL Trained technicians on staff perform vital services and repairs to help maintain your fire alarm or fire sprinkler system.

 

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Fire, Sprinkler and Life Safety systems for your commercial property protection.

Fire, Sprinkler and Life Safety systems for your commercial property protection.

Awarded the Diamond Award from Notifier (A prestigious honor in the life safety service field) Critical Systems Solutions offers a wide range of Fire Alarm Systems and Fire Sprinkler Systems designed and developed to meet the needs of your business or facility. We have a fully trained and certified staff to ensure all jobs are done to meet NFPA Standards in addition to local jurisdictions.  Trust all your fire alarm, fire sprinkler work to just one name, Critical System Solutions.

 

We also offer a wide range of products for security, access control, IP CCTV and monitoring services to help our valued clients.  All your fire sprinkler needs can be addressed from Fire Pumps, Back Flow Preventers, Hydrants, full design to retro fit installations with 24/7 service.

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AROUND THE CLOCK MONITORING – CCTV / IP SOLUTIONS

AROUND THE CLOCK MONITORING – CCTV / IP SOLUTIONS

 

At Critical System Solutions, we pride ourselves on working with the world’s leading life safety service brands. All products come with our trained professional staff dedicated to their specific field of expertise.
Advanced surveillance video systems linked to your facility’s network. Design and installation includes: Designing Systems to meet the unique needs of each client. Security and Safety is always our goal.

Advanced surveillance video systems linked to your facility’s network. Design and installation includes:

  • Working with clients for the proper Camera application (analog to IP).
  • 180 degree View Mega Pixel Cameras
  • VMS software based on user preferences small and large.
  • Video NVR’s and DVRs with proper storage calculations.
  • Professionals trained to design systems small and large
  • License Plate Cameras, IR Cameras,
  • Facial Recognition and Video Analytics to customize applications.
  • PC, Smartphone & Tablet Compatible Systems
  • HD Resolution 1-6 megapixel cameras.
  • HD monitors and Video Walls
  • Harsh Environment applications
  • Network Security Video Interfacing.
  • IP video set up with LAN and WAN networking.

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IT’S ABOUT MUCH MORE

IT’S ABOUT MUCH MORE

At Critical System Solutions the power of continuing education and training goes beyond the overall knowledge factor. It’s about safety, saving lives, time and money for our customers. Our company as a whole is a member of American Fire Sprinkler Association, (AFSA) a non-profit, international association representing merit shop fire sprinkler contractors, dedicated to the educational advancement of its members and promotion of the use of automatic fire sprinkler systems.

When we say “Protect what means most” we also mean trust in CSS and our knowledge of fire sprinkler systems and fire safety.

 

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