How would you know…?

a dry sprinkler system is designed to be filled with pressurized air. in the event of a fire, the head would melt, and trigger a pressure change in the system, releasing the dry pipe valve which would let water pass through the system to get to the fire. here's the question, though: What if there was water in the system, when would you know? likely the answer would be: on the date that a technician is scheduled to check the auxiliary drain on the date of the first freeze event. The Salamander Reservoir and Control System alerts to a compromises when they happen. Put a Salamander Reservoir in your dry systems today! #buildings #salamanderreservoir #energysavings #facilitymanagers #fireprotection #IoT #IOTtuesday #IOTuesday #proptech #putasalamanderinthesystem #salamanderreservoir #sprinklerssavelives #thefutureissmart ...
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…but how secure is your IoT network?

It's great that so many devices are connected to the internet, but at what cost? the gateways and sensors used by JTJ Tech for Salamander Reservoirs communicate using Encrypt-RF® which bank-level security. It features a 256-bit exchange to establish a global unique key, and an AES-128 CTR for all data messages. So security is maintained at all communication points from the sensor to the gateway, the gateway to software, and back again. Know what you're getting: The Salamander Reservoir provides that extra layer of security for your fire safety systems. We would settle for nothing less from our sensors and gateways. Put a Salamander in your system today! #buildings #salamanderreservoir #energysavings #facilitymanagers #fireprotection #IoT #IOTtuesday #IOTuesday #proptech #putasalamanderinthesystem #salamanderreservoir #sprinklerssavelives #thefutureissmart ...
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IoT Book Club anyone…

If anyone wants to read about the Internet of Things (IoT), we would highly recommend "The Future is Smart" by W. David Stephenson. The introduction has a great introduction to the concept of IoT: "Replacing guesstimate-based scheduled maintenance with predictive maintenance, done at the first sign of a problem, with less cost and disruption and greater customer satisfaction..." YES! amazing benefits without significant capital expenditure! get a Salamander in your system today! treat yourself! the book is available here: amazon.com/Future-Smart-Capitalize-Things-Connected/dp/0814439772 #buildings #salamanderreservoir #facilitymanagers #fireprotection #IoT #IOTtuesday #salamanderreservoir #sprinklerssavelives #putasalamanderinthesystem ...
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Pop Quiz!

Pop quiz on the graph shown where the dark solid line represents a constant of 48° Part I: which line represents changes in air temperature over time? which line represents changes in water temperature over time? answer: the air temperature is highly volatile. Part II: why are you heating sprinkler rooms based upon air temperature? look how often the heating would come on when the water was still safe! Put a Salamander in the system to save energy! ...
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Perks of Property Management Technology

from Shopping Center Business / February, 2020 (p.56) Shifting Management: Technology is changing the way the retail industry manages properties. "The benefits of property management technology are seemingly endless. In addition to streamlining and creating efficiencies, technology can help to reduce expenses for the owner and communicate in real time. This, in turn, results in a higher-performing shopping center that attracts new tenants and shoppers"  -TJ Durham, Senior VP of Management Services, Metro Commercial Yes, the Salamander Reservoir does create that efficiency, and lower expenses for the owner and communicate in real time. PLUS, it helps to ensure life safety! ...time to put a Salamander in your system! ...
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IoT Thoughts and Articles

Interesting font of information regarding IoT for the upcoming future from Francisco Maroto CEO @OIES Key takeaways are: 1. IoT is developing at a fast pace 2. The maturity phase of IoT has just begun... Full article here Let's get a Salamander in your system today! ...
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Heartbreaking Story about Frozen Pipes at a school in Alaska

"But the gym and new portions of the school have had recurring issues with frozen pipes, she said" Heartbreaking news from Alaska about a fire in freezing conditions. While a Salamander may not have been able to prevent this fire, it could have alerted to conditions before they froze. Full Story: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2020/02/10/kaktovik-mourns-heart-of-the-village-after-school-burned-down-friday-officials-scramble-to-resume-classes/ be safe out there! ...
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…since you’re staying inside anyway…

since everyone's inside, wouldn't it be nice to see what's happening at your remote properties? with a #SalamanderReservoir, you can! ...
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be safe out there!

wishing everyone good health with special attention to our first responders & medical professionals keeping us safe! ...
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Frozen Pipes or Boiling Pipes… know in advance with a Salamander!

It's important to know what's going on inside your pipe system, hence the Salamander Reservoir. While we're more focused on preventing pipe freeze, we just found out that water can get too hot inside of a fire sprinkler system causing heads to burst and discharge. A technician from Anchor Fire recently described a thermostat and heater that malfunctioned in a commercial sprinkler room. The temperature inside the room - and inside the pipes - was over 145° - causing sprinkler heads to burst and discharge because the water inside was too hot! As a result of this story, we were able to add another programming feature to alert of excessively high temperatures to ownership & management before there's a problem ...
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Frozen Pipes …or don’t you know!

check out the fresh ink about Salamander published in the February 14 edition of the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal https://online.flippingbook.com/view/543194/68/ ...
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Can a Salamander Help Climate Change?

Yes!! In fact, in a article published in Buildings magazine, buildings "can also be part of the solution if building owners and managers take an active role in mitigating how building affect the climate..." The article continues that, the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) and Arc Skoru's Dynamic LEED Plaque "follows a six-step process to improve performance with data Measure baseline performance* Conduct a gap analysis (where you are versus where you want to be)* Develop a roadmap to get there* Install data collection systems (submetering, regular occupant surveys, etc.)* Establish policies/procedures to improve performance and maintain it* Engage with occupants" For all the *'s on that list, give a ✓ to the Salamander Reservoir and Control System. We don't need to engage with the building's occupants, but rest assured, our systems are helping to keep them safe and our world a little cooler! full article here: https://www.buildings.com/news/industry-news/articleid/22133/title/facilities-managers-drive-climate-resilience ...
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