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Thursday, 30 April 2015 16:54

On the Road to PSA-TEC 2015

Espousing the value of intelligent systems solutions

We’re on the road next week to PSA-TEC 2015! This exciting conference, scheduled for May 4 through 8 in Westminster, Colo., draws the cream of the crop of systems integrators for education, certification, networking and just plain fun! We’re proud to announce that we’re an integral part of PSA-TEC and will be bringing integrators new and exciting educational information about the world of intelligent, networked power solutions.

Integrators are hungry to learn how they can network systems solutions, get remote status updates and bring the utmost uptime to their customer’s integrated solutions. With that in mind, industry veteran and LifeSafety Power’s Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering Joe Holland is ready to bring new information to this inquisitive crowd in the session: 2015 Trends in Power Management, scheduled for Tuesday, May 5 from 10 to 11:40 a.m.

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Holland will outline trends in power management, such as new networking capabilities and added intelligence; the advantages of smarter power; the future of PoE; the effect of UL 294 Sixth Edition; decoding specifications; transient protection; and component ratings.

LifeSafety Power is a leader in Smarter Power Solutions, providing patented technologies and modular AC, DC, and PoE power systems that meet the growing needs of the life safety industry.

The FlexPower™and NetPower™ product lines are high performance, network-connected, power management systems listed for access control, fire alarm, intrusion, CCTV and mass notification applications. LifeSafety Power, headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., has won six industry accolades, including a 2014 NPS award; Security Sales & Integration (SSI) magazine’s 2015 MVP Award and 2014 Top 30 Technology Innovations; and Security Products magazine’s 2011, 2013 and 2014 New Product of the Year Awards. 

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 15:32

New Booth, More Muscle, Greater Exposure

LifeSafety Power stands out at ISC West

The dust has settled, somewhat, and feet are healing from ISC West 2015 in Las Vegas, April 14-17. The show exceeded our expectations, and we were kept busy with booth visitors-anxious to learn about our award-winning systems solutions, networking monitoring capabilities and unique patented technologies.

“I don’t see how the show could have been any better,” says John Olliver, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Business Development. “The new booth-the Power Cube-had a constant stream of visitors, including integrators, consultants, specifiers and others who wanted to find out how our networked technologies can increase installation efficiencies and promote proactive service capabilities.”

The new booth featured FlexPower® Unified Power Solutionsfront and center. This innovative enclosure family integrates the industry’s most widely used access controller board power solutions, including Mercury, AMAG Technology and Software House. Unified Power Solutions take up a much smaller footprint while providing new installation opportunities for integrators.

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Integrators were also interested extremely interested in the FlexPower® Multi-Site Manager (MSM-200), a smart, network-based appliance that securely and proactively manages LifeSafety Power’s power management system across any enterprise or multiple customer locations. The remote network capabilities allow installers to save valuable service hours by having real-time data available 24/7 on one computer screen for viewing.  The web-based software and hardware solution uses a Virtual Private Network (VPN) server to securely interface with multiple NetLink communication modules and iSCAN® SmartPower Systems, providing real-time health activity of power systems on the network. NetLink is the industry’s only patented network power management system.

At the show, LifeSafety Power also recognized 1 Volt Associates Inc., Silver Spring, Md., as Rep Firm of the Year for overall sales growth and Access Direct, Kanata, Can., for the Best Sales Growth Performance.

This big one’s over, but we’re getting ready to launch more new products and gear up for other upcoming shows and conferences. Stay tuned!

Friday, 03 April 2015 12:15

Countdown to Vegas, Baby!

ISC West will be upon us soon

ISC West is one of the longest continually running security shows in the physical security business. It’s a place for networking, education and learning about new and emerging technologies. And LifeSafety Power will have a huge presence at this year’s show – bigger than ever – as we step up our game with a brand new booth at #13115 and interactive displays. Heck, we’ll even have a comfy place to sit and watch PowerPro TV videos.

LifeSafety Power Power Cube April 2015

At the show, you’ll be able to see the ‘Power Cube’ – featuring LifeSafety Power’s Unified Power Solutions, configured on a front-and-center display. This innovative enclosure family integrates the industry’s most widely used access controller board power solutions, including Mercury, AMAG Technology and Software House. FlexPower’s Unified Power Solutions yield a smaller installation footprint, providing multiple efficiencies and greater effectiveness in the design and specification of integrated access control power solutions.

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The FlexPower Unified Power Solutions family includes the MCLASS™ for Mercury controllers, ACLASS™ for AMAG controllers and SCLASS™ for Software House controllers. These solutions take up less wall space, provide servicing efficiencies and include other embedded features that equal installation and labor savings for systems integrators.

We’ll also be featuring the FlexPower® Multi-Site Manager (MSM-200), entered in the 2015 Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase.  The MSM-200 is a smart, network-based appliance that securely and proactively manages LifeSafety Power’s power management system across any enterprise or multiple customer locations. The web-based software and hardware solution uses a Virtual Private Network (VPN) server to securely interface with multiple NetLink communication modules and iSCAN® SmartPower Systems, providing real-time health activity of power systems on the network. NetLink is the industry’s only patented network power management system.

The MSM-200 lets systems integrators and users assess, manage and monitor even the most complex campuses with multiple sites and buildings - such as healthcare facilities and schools - from the Internet and anywhere in the world.  To deploy, a single network connection is made at the MSM Server which then creates a VPN and automatically locates and adds LifeSafety Power network devices. While NetLink or iSCAN monitors the power system, MSM consolidates the monitoring of all devices to a single computer screen.

There will be much more to explore at the LifeSafety Power booth #13115 at ISC West in Las Vegas, so be sure to stop by and see why we are a leader in award-winning, smarter power solutions.

They never know what they are going to get!

All kidding aside, when you work for a quality power solution provider like LifeSafety Power, headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., there won’t be many dire emergency calls coming in on a daily basis. But when customers do call for assistance, there’s a good chance they’ll be greeted by the friendly voices of Customer Service Representatives Damien January or April Tudor.

Customer service representative’s roles can vary greatly depending on the day. They may handle an integrator question about which modular part would be best for a certain specification. They may also suggest add-ons or products that might be suited for a vertical market or customer – such as the Multi-Site Manager (MSM-200) which intelligently networks power solutions across the enterprise. But whatever questions or queries comes in, Damien and April are equipped with answers and handle all calls in a courteous and efficient manner – because they know systems integrators are busy contractors who need their expert guidance and help as quickly as possible.

Damien January has been with LifeSafety Power, coincidentally, since January 2014. He says that generally he doesn’t receive any calls that stump him or are particularly unusual – except one customer who requested that Jay Cutler be cut from the Chicago Bears!

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 “Most of the questions that come in are pretty standard and easy to handle,” he says. In addition to fielding calls and entering orders, he also assists      with packing orders for shipment. Once orders are entered they are verified before heading to production. “Since I’m fairly new to the company, I’m  really interested in learning more about the product and also helping out with production so I have more of an idea of the overall process.”

 April Tudor’s role mirrors that of Damien’s. She answers customer inquiries by email or phone, enters orders and also assists with production from time  to time. April has been with the company since, interestingly enough again, April 2014, and she “takes pride in her work each and every day.”

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 While Damien and April are ready, willing and able to assist, the LifeSafety Power website is also chock full of information to help  integrators with their specification particulars. There’s a FAQ section, Application Notes, Power Calculators and  Software/Firmware Downloads. And don’t forget the LifeSafety Power PowerPro TV Video Training for a ‘live’ look at how to make your power solutions more effective, along with other need-to-know tips and tactics.

But of course, if you really want to get to know LifeSafety Power and its friendly and receptive culture, be sure to reach out to Damien or April.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:32

The World of Intelligent, Networked Power

LifeSafety Power brings tangible value to connected solutions

Did you know that it’s possible to securely manage your power solutions across the enterprise and get the latest, proactive information on their health and well-being? It is when you deploy the FlexPower™ Multi-Site Manager (MSM-200).

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The MSM-200 is a smart, network-based appliance that consolidates all your LifeSafety Power solutions for superior system-wide management.The web-based software and hardware solution uses a Virtual Private Network (VPN) server to securely interface with multiple NetLink communication modules and iSCAN SmartPower Systems, providing real-time health assessments of power systems on the network.

Intelligent power yields myriad benefits

The MSM-200 provides multiple benefits to the integrator and the end user. It allows systems integrators deploying the MSM-200 to manage even the most complex vertical markets and complicated sites – including healthcare, educational and industrial facilities. They can manage and monitor multiple power devices from the Internet, from anywhere in the world. The user, too, has greater control in managing and assessing the general health of power supplies, so systems are kept up and running 365/24/7. The MSM-200 uses one IP address for all connected devices and the centralized dashboard displaying current status consolidates all devices to a single computer screen.

Configuration and installation is easy:  A single network connection at the MSM Server creates a VPN and automatically adds any LifeSafety Power networked devices.  Any problems with power solutions or connectivity are automatically generated to the top of the computer screen log, for real-time, immediate assessment.

LifeSafety Power is the creator of smarter, intelligent networked solutions, with modular AC, DC, and PoE power systems that meet the expanding needs of the lifesafety industry. 

Thursday, 26 February 2015 15:20

Get on the FlexConnect® ‘Buss’

Making your life easier with smarter solutions that equal easier specification is what LifeSafety Power is all about. Everything we do is created with a keen eye to the integration community – and how our intelligent, networked power solutions can make your job easier and more profitable.
Take, for example, the FlexConnect® dual buss structure, designed with an innovative distribution architecture that increases the versatility and ease of use of our flagship FlexPower® systems.  Traditionally, connecting a power supply to distribution modules requires individual wires to be connected between the boards using screw terminals. These distribution modules are also typically limited to a single voltage input.
Fewer boards, greater efficiencies
The FlexConnect dual buss structure allows the user to select each individual output for 12 or 24V in dual voltage supplies.  Most competitor’s products require you to select 12 or 24V for the whole output board - so if you needed two 12V outputs and two 24V outputs, you’d need an 8 output board set for 12 and an 8 output board set for 24.  With the dual buss structure, you can set outputs 1 and 2 for 12 and outputs 3 and 4 for 24. That makes for a simpler installation and a smaller footprint with fewer accessory boards.
LifeSafety Power continues to provide solutions that are smarter and super-flexible in their configuration. FlexConnect also allows connection of any LSP accessory board via quick disconnect terminals and plug-in wire harnesses, allowing virtually unlimited combinations of LSP accessory boards to be used together and expanded on the job site. All LifeSafety Power FlexPower power supply systems use the FlexConnect dual buss structure. 

You could call Michael Bone, Applications and Technical Support at LifeSafety Power, the ‘answer man.’ He tackles many of the questions that come from the field and does a great job supporting the integration community.

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He has more than 22 years’ experience in the life safety and power industries. And he’s the perfect person to answer queries, as Michael specializes in applications and technical writing at LifeSafety Power. That includes writing and updating all instruction manuals, application notes, and other tools to assist the customer and the sales staff. He also maintains the Fishbowl inventory software program the company uses for inventory control, purchasing and bill of materials.

Prior to his current position, Michael was Director of Operations, where he oversaw day-to-day operations of the company, including employee management, factory set up and maintenance, as well as other areas. His role changed when LifeSafety Power moved its headquarters from Windham, N.H., to Mundelein, Ill. Michael’s past experience includes former engineering technician at AlarmSaf and Vicor as well as regulatory engineer and quality assurance lab supervisor at Fire Control Instruments.

His proudest accomplishment was getting the original New Hampshire factory up and running - including the production line, inventory control/order entry software, phones, computers, etc. He was also instrumental in the research and development of the original FlexPower™ product line, something that required many hours around Joe Holland’s kitchen table and late-night Skype sessions.

He has two daughters who are aspiring dancers – so quite a bit of his time is spent traveling to and from classes and competitions as well as other after-school activities. But he wouldn’t have it any other way – his children are his proudest accomplishment and excel in academics and dance.

Michael says his goal is for LifeSafety Power to succeed at providing quality power solutions. And that means helping those in the field get the proven results they expect from best-in-class technology.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 13:27

The Perfect Power Solution for Every Customer

LifeSafety Power provides modular, smarter power solutions.You can pick and choose among our myriad possible model number combinations – which provides the ultimate flexibility for all your customers and their systems. This way, you can custom design just the right product output, enclosures or other particulars that match the job or the specification. What a great value-add for you the integrator and a way to differentiate your solutions in the field.

The FlexPower® power management systems include several standard features, but you build it from there. This modularity allows for many custom configurations: from simple, single or dual voltage power distribution to more sophisticated solutions with three or more voltages or a combination of AC and DC power and more. 

LifeSafety Power’s solutions are leaders in world-class innovation: our network-connected devices give you and your user remote connectivity and control so you’re always on top of power operation status – even across a large enterprise infrastructure with multiple, disparate buildings.

The modularity and capabilities of our products means you can’t always find a particular model or datasheet on our website – that’s because we leave it to you to match the specification of your job to the capabilities of our products. Your customer gets what they need to satisfy all their power needs.

LifeSafety Power’s award-winning solutions are based on exclusive, patented technologies for the most intelligent and reliable power delivered to security, access control, fire systems, mass notification and CCTV.

For network-managed, expandable and redundant power solutions, always turn to LifeSafety Power. For additional help, we have technical training videos, downloads and our latest, 2015 catalog online now. Remember, these are standard configurations from which you can build on to create just the right smarter power solution. Technical support is always ready to assist!

What’s behind our successes, five industry awards and stellar growth curve since the company’s founding in 2009? Our team members, of course.
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Joseph M. Holland is LifeSafety Power’s Vice President of Engineering. Joe has more than 40 years of engineering, marketing and management experience in the life safety industry. He’s the former Chief Engineer of Fire Control Instruments, where he was responsible for product line development. He co-founded AlarmSaf Inc. where he oversaw all product development and manufacturing and was responsible for many ground-breaking innovations.
He’s a long-time member of both NFPA and IEEE and has been a contributing instructor of CEU-accredited course work in the area of life safety power for more than 35 years. 
Today, Joe continues to lead LifeSafety Power in its achievement of Smarter Power Solutions. He is the chief architect of all LifeSafety Power Products, including the FlexPower™ Power Management System, which incorporates many industry-leading advancements applicable to the access control, security, CCTV and mass notification industries.
His goal is to provide the guidance and drive necessary to establish LifeSafety Power as the premier power supply manufacturer in the industry.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time at his log home in New Hampshire, kayaking with the grandkids, bicycle riding and home repair.
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