Saving Lives, Protecting Property

How to use a Portable Fire Extinguisher.  A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. It is not intended for use on an out-of-control fire, such as one which has reached the ceiling, endangers the user, or otherwise requires the expertise of a… Read more

Don’t let old equipment hold your system hostage!

Not only is ASSI your full-service provider for fire protection design, service, and installation, but we can readily supply you with parts to keep your critical fire alarm and suppression systems on-line. We offer a wide-variety of products, including control panels, detectors, modules, and notification appliances from Kidde Fire Systems and Gamewell-FCI. ASSI also offers… Read more

What is Aspirating Smoke Detection?

  Most suppression systems require the use of a detection system to activate. Matching the performance characteristics of a detection system with a suppression system is a critical component of the fire protection design.  Detection must align with the hazard, suppression system type and fire protection goals.  An increasingly popular detection method is air sampling… Read more

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Fast Fire Protection For Challenging Hazards

When to Consider CO2 Fire Protection Systems   Since the 1920’s, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) automatic fire protection systems have been used across a variety of industries and applications to provide waterless fire extinguishment. CO2 is a powerful firefighting medium and understanding its capabilities helps stakeholders determine when it’s most appropriate to use these types of… Read more

The Hiller Companies, Inc. acquires Advanced Safety Systems, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that Advanced Safety Systems, Inc. has been acquired by The Hiller Companies, Inc. effective May 1, 2017.   Effective May 1, 2017 Advanced Safety Systems, Inc. has been acquired by The Hiller Companies.  We are pleased to make this announcement and want to assure our long-standing customer base that we… Read more

The Million Dollar Question. Is your Data Center protected from Downtime?

The average cost of an unplanned outage is $740,000. Understand the Costs & How You Can Mitigate Risk End-to-end reliability and risk management are essential requirements in today’s data center environment. The demands of a 24/7 global economy mean that your Institutions Data Center cannot afford to be offline. Given the explosive growth in data storage requirements with… Read more

Is Your Historic Landmark Protected From Fire?

When designing a fire protection system for treasured historical assets, the challenge is to select the “right” suppression system to match the risk. Traditional sprinkler systems work. They control fire and save lives, but the damage left behind by traditional sprinklers in the aftermath of a fire is a secondary consideration. The primary concern is… Read more

What is Water Mist Fire Protection?

Traditional sprinkler systems work. They control fire and save lives, but the damage left behind by traditional sprinklers in the aftermath of a fire is a secondary consideration. The primary concern is that the fire is out. The deep soaking and widespread water damage to your facility and its assets could be devastating. Water Mist… Read more

What is the True Cost of Data Center Downtime?

The demands of a 24/7 global economy mean that your Mission Critical Data Center cannot afford to be offline. End-to-end reliability and risk management are essential requirements in today’s environment. Given the explosive growth in data storage requirements with cloud access, IoT and big data, minimizing downtime is more critical than ever. Latest studies highlight… Read more

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3 Steps to Optimal Data Center Fire Protection

Mission Critical Facilities require fire protection systems that can detect and suppress fires immediately without harming people, equipment, the facility or the environment. The demands of a 24/7 global economy mean that your company cannot afford to be offline. A fire, even a minor one, could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. For mission critical… Read more

Antarctic ozone hole is shrinking, scientists say

A MIT-led team of researchers presented evidence that Antarctica’s ozone hole finally is starting to heal. It is an indication that the Montreal Protocol – the 1987 treaty signed by almost every nation that phased out the use of chlorofluorocarbons, – is having its intended effect. This week, in the journal Science, researchers said they’re finally… Read more

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A History of Excellence

For over 50 years Advanced Safety Systems, Inc. has delivered professional engineered fire protection in New England. ASSI provides the most effective and technologically advanced fire suppression and fire alarm products in combination with excellent customer service and creative solutions. Let us show you why New England’s most successful businesses and historic sites depend on… Read more

Catch the Drift: Fire Panel Technology Migration

Catch the Drift March 2016 Part two of our series of articles on fire panel migration. Smoke detectors act as the fire panel’s scout team charged with performing tasks critical to overall reliability and performance. Regardless of how long smoke detectors have been installed, we expect them to display the information we need during a… Read more

Information Underload: Fire Panel Technology Migration

Information Underload February 2016  Part one of our series of articles on fire panel migration. We all operate our businesses in an age where up-to-date information is available no matter where you are or what time it is. Why then is your legacy conventional fire panel stuck communicating to your critical personnel using the technological equivalent… Read more