Thoughts from the JTJ Tech team about Salamander, Life Safety, Smart Buildings, Internet of Things (IoT) Technology, Words of Wisdom and all parts in between.

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seen in the wild...

seen in the wild…

At JTJ Tech, we, our customers and partners rely on the real-time data that Salamander Solutions provide. Sometimes, we see some non-traditional things that people do to prevent pipe freeze. We call this a 'superstitious' approach - maybe that approach has worked in the past, and maybe it still will in the future. However, there is no real time data to support the practice. like this, for example: ... Continue Reading
Did you know... a two-fer!

Did you know… a two-fer!

Did you know that, according to one insurer, an average claim cost from sprinkler pipe freeze damage was over $100,000 in 2022?! Salamander Reservoirs are an incredibly cost-efficient alternative to that, no doubt! Isn't it time you looked into seeing how our solution can connect and protect your people and property? also, did you know that the $100,000 bill is a real thing? According to the Museum of American Finance, "in 1934, Wilson's image appeared ... Continue Reading
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Gong Xi Fa Cai 2024

Gong Xi Fa Cai wishing you a wonderful year of the Salamander, um, er, Dragon! ... Continue Reading
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Hey Drake…

I don't think this counts as a celebrity endorsement, but Drake does have a pretty excellent point here ... Continue Reading
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The Lean Startup by @EricRies has an exercise called the "5 Whys" to be asked to get to the root of a problem. For example, after a pipe freeze event you could ask questions like: Why did the sprinkler pipe freeze? > Because the sprinkler room was at a below-freezing temperature. Why was the sprinkler room allowed to get to a below-freezing temperature? > Because the maintenance man was in there on Friday, and when ... Continue Reading
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auld lang syne

Thanks for an amazing 2023! Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy, prosperous and wonderful 2024! ... Continue Reading
Salamander: Winter is Coming

winter is coming… are you ready?

you could be sure with a Salamander Reservoir! ... Continue Reading
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Festival of Lights…

Happy Hanukkah from JTJ and the entire team at Salamander Reservoir! Wishing you eight magical days filled with light (and alerts to problems before they become failures)! ... Continue Reading
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Wednesday Wisdom (November 28, 2023)

"not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere" - Anton Ego, from Ratatouille ... Continue Reading
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Happy Thanksgiving 2023

#thankful for so much this year: family, friends, customers, resellers, relationships, conversations and prospects. Happy Thanksgiving ... Continue Reading
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Pizza Energy Calculator

"Office buildings waste up to one-third of the energy they consume." One-Third! Could you imagine if you ordered a pizza, and one third was wasted?! Commercial Real Estate Owners MUST do better, and Salamander Reservoir's unique approach to using energy protect sprinkler systems in vacant areas by heat heating when the water gets cold (as opposed to when the air gets cold) is one small way to save energy. isn't it time to check it ... Continue Reading