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Could have been a different ending - life safety sprinkler systems are designed to keep people safe. And, if they are compromised to the point of freezing (or failure, as it says in the article), then what good are they? Get a Salamander in your system for real-time alerts to compromises before they become failures! #propertymanagement #buildings #IoT #firesafety ...
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4 Pronged Approach

Better Risk Management & Liquidity

"Enhanced tracking and monitoring in a building and portfolio level, along with the use of portfolio analytics, can result in lower asset risk, more granular valuations and enhanced portfolio management capabilities. ... This information may help the identify excess capacity and develop action plans, ultimately resulting in more efficient portfolio management."  from #Deloitte This weaves in all four of Salamander's original approaches: Life Safety, Asset Protection, Energy Savings and Risk Management. #propertymanagement #buildings #IoT #firesafety Full paper available at: deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/nl/Documents/real-estate/deloitte-nl-fsi-real-estate-smart-buildings-how-iot-technology-aims-to-add-value-for-real-estate-companies.pdf ...
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Salamander Reservoir

Connecting and Protecting Dry Life Safety Sprinkler Systems

here's how our Salamander Reservoir connects and protects dry life safety sprinkler systems: #propertymanagement #buildings #IoT #firesafety #proptech ...
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Sprinkler Monitoring 2.0: More than Just Tamper and Flow

This article is featured in the September 25, 2020 edition of the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal Sprinkler Monitoring 2.0: More than Just Tamper and Flow Life safety fire sprinkler systems have been used for decades and are adapted to various building types and geographies. Of all the fire sprinkler types, the majority are wet systems which are piped systems filled with pressurized water. The next most common type are dry fire sprinkler systems. These are designed for areas unsuitable for water-filled systems because they are prone to pipe freeze in areas like parking garages, loading docks, and refrigerated areas. Pipes in these freeze-prone locations are filled with pressurized air or nitrogen. Dry systems still rely on water to extinguish a fire, so the wet portion of a dry system is housed in a different (heated) area where a device called a dry pipe valve separates the pressurized water from the pressurized air. In the event of a dry sprinkler head discharge, the clapper inside the dry pipe valve releases and water pushes air out of the system before the making its way to the opened head. Buildings with fire sprinkler systems are required by code to be inspected regularly and monitored for water flow in wet systems and air pressure in dry systems. Both wet and dry systems require tamper monitoring of the control valves. These alerts are relayed to building owners and local fire departments via a system dialer. Flow switches are triggered whenever water flows through a system, regardless ...
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Oh, No! Not Granny!

this was a favorite reader post from 2019, and warrants repeating: don't let granny be forced out in the cold from pipe freeze! Protect your buildings - and your grannies!!   #propertymanagement #buildings #IoT #firesafety original post here ...
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Smart Building Stimulus Thoughts (#6)

Propmodo makes a case for a "Smart Building Stimulus Package" to reduce costs and improve health & wellness. It's worth considering, and some of the thoughts this article includes:   "Investing in smart technologies in buildings appears to be a winner to catalyze economic growth, respond to the pandemic, and set America up to remain a leader in building and facility technology for the future! Well said, @Propmodo! #buildings #covid19 #salamanderreservoir #drysprinklers #energysavings #facilitymanagers #fireprotection #IoT #IOTtuesday #IOTuesday #pipefreeze #preventpipefreeze #propmodo #PropTech #putasalamanderinthesystem #sprinklerssavelives #thefutureissmart full article at propmodo.com/the-case-for-a-smart-building-stimulus/ ...
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Smart Building Stimulus Thoughts (#5)

Propmodo makes a case for a "Smart Building Stimulus Package" to reduce costs and improve health & wellness. It's worth considering, and some of the thoughts this article includes the Sustainability Case:   "Just like investment in renewable energy, s smart building stimulus has a strong sustainability story. Buildings consume about 40% of all energy in the U.S. and generate about 1/3 of all carbon emissions. [...]   "Research from the U.S. Department of Energy labs notes that technology for energy management can save 10-20% of total consumption ... While it is difficult to quantity this benefit at scale, a stimulus investment in smart buildings would create a flywheel effect in which more data on productivity becomes available, pushing more building owners and operators to make subsequent investments."   Like our co-founder, Jim Seip is fond of saying, "in cars, fuel efficiency didn't happen in one fell swoop. It took years of refining and slight improvements over time added up to increase overall efficiency. Installing a Salamander are ways to implement one thing to save a little more energy! #buildings #covid19 #salamanderreservoir #drysprinklers #energysavings #facilitymanagers #fireprotection #IoT #IOTtuesday #IOTuesday #pipefreeze #preventpipefreeze #propmodo #PropTech #putasalamanderinthesystem #sprinklerssavelives #thefutureissmart full article at propmodo.com/the-case-for-a-smart-building-stimulus/ ...
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How It Works: Salamander on a Dry System

Looking to prevent pipe freeze in a dry life safety fire sprinkler system? We have just the thing: The Salamander Reservoir... here's how it works: #safety #firesprinklerssavelives #fastwater #buildings #boma #parkingmanagement #garages ...
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Smart Building Stimulus Thoughts (#4)

Propmodo makes a case for a "Smart Building Stimulus Package" to reduce costs and improve health & wellness. It's worth considering, and some of the thoughts this article includes the Economic Case:   "Investing in smart technologies deployed throughout buildings is a good starting point"   Yes! We couldn't agree more - get a Salamander Reservoir deployed in your building today! It's a good low-cost starting point! #buildings #covid19 #salamanderreservoir #drysprinklers #energysavings #facilitymanagers #fireprotection #IoT #IOTtuesday #IOTuesday #pipefreeze #preventpipefreeze #propmodo #PropTech #putasalamanderinthesystem #sprinklerssavelives #thefutureissmart full article at propmodo.com/the-case-for-a-smart-building-stimulus/ ...
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Smart Building Stimulus Thoughts (#3)

Propmodo makes a case for a "Smart Building Stimulus Package" to reduce costs and improve health & wellness. It's worth considering, and some of the thoughts this article includes:   "building technologies and innovation should be viewed as a strategic imperative, pandemic or no pandemic."   We concur - what have your facilities adopted as a result of the pandemic? #buildings #covid19 #salamanderreservoir #drysprinklers #energysavings #facilitymanagers #fireprotection #IoT #IOTtuesday #IOTuesday #pipefreeze #preventpipefreeze #propmodo #PropTech #putasalamanderinthesystem #sprinklerssavelives #thefutureissmart full article at propmodo.com/the-case-for-a-smart-building-stimulus/ ...
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JTJ in Lehigh Valley Business!

Special thanks to Lehigh Valley Business and @MoreStacy for the great coverage! Read the full story online at: https://www.lvb.com/new-sprinkler-management-device-aims-save-money-lives/ ...
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Smart Building Stimulus Thoughts (#2)

Propmodo makes a case for a "Smart Building Stimulus Package" to reduce costs and improve health & wellness. It's worth considering, and some of the thoughts this article includes:   "The goal of [of the Smart Building Stimulus] is to upgrade and improve many buildings so they are healthier and less costly to operate..."  What about making buildings safer? Adding a SalamanderReservoir is a pretty easy way to do both! #buildings #covid19 #salamanderreservoir #drysprinklers #energysavings #facilitymanagers #fireprotection #IoT #IOTtuesday #IOTuesday #pipefreeze #preventpipefreeze #propmodo #PropTech #putasalamanderinthesystem #sprinklerssavelives #thefutureissmart full article at propmodo.com/the-case-for-a-smart-building-stimulus/ ...
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