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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Salamander Temperature Graph: Air, Water, Heat On/Off

Happy National Tell-A-Story-Day!

what kind of story does this picture tell? If you said, "energy savings" because the system is initializing local heating when the *water* gets cold; not when the *air* gets cold, then i'd think you heard that story already! (it never gets old) If you want to be the #FacilityManagement #Hero of your #buildings, we can help write that story with you! #IoT ... Continue Reading
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Go Green!

Don't get in the weeds with #PropertyManagement, get a Salamander Reservoir, and enjoy the green savings! We wouldn't blow smoke - our 4-pronged approach is the real thing to protect your building occupants and your real property! They can be mounted anywhere: up high or down low! #420 #gogreen ... Continue Reading

Tax Day Coming Up!

"Nothing is certain except death and taxes” -Benjamin Franklin Ahh, but he didn't have real time data from his Salamander Reservoir - that's another something you can count on! #TaxDay #IoT #NFPA ... Continue Reading
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Putting the “Smart” in Smartphone!

Hey #FacilityManagers, wouldn't you look like a hero managing #distressed or remote properties with real time data from the Salamander Reservoir! #IoT #NFPA #FireSprinklers ... Continue Reading
Salamander Control System: Water Detected (text alert)


Staying connected is so important: both with friends and family. But, is it important to stay connected to your property? Of Course! We can check in on so many things, wouldn't it be nice if our systems can alert you to a problem before it becomes a failure? Look no further than the Salamander Reservoir - a connection between you and your sprinkler systems. now, isn't that nice? #facilitymanagers #propertymanagement ... Continue Reading
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How we could save $4 billion in building energy costs—without any renovations!

"Maybe an electric or air conditioning system was put into a different mode for maintenance, and never put back. Maybe a building isn’t actually programmed to shut down and set back overnight or on holidays." Or, maybe they're heating to prevent pipe freeze based upon fluctuations of air temperature; not water temperature! We can solve that with a Salamander Reservoir: heat smarter, save energy! #propertymanagement #buildings #IoT #firesafety from #FastCompany @ ... Continue Reading
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How can you go wrong??!

March 16: Everything You Do Is Right Day. So, don't today up by not connecting and protecting your life safety fire sprinkler systems with a Salamander Reservoir!  You got this 🙂 #justdoit ... Continue Reading
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Empty office buildings are still devouring energy!

According to #Propmodo,"If other buildings were to follow this model of more precisely tracking when and where electricity is actually needed, he says energy use in office buildings could see long-term reductions, even as they return to pre-pandemic levels of occupancy." The Salamander Reservoir is a solution that can strategically use heat resources only when pipe freeze is a potential threat. Our IoT intelligence uses real-time data from within the systems to heat intelligently. Saves ... Continue Reading
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Salamanders: Good for the Planet!

According to an article in #Propmodo, Joe Biden wants to reduce greenhouse gases by 50%, and is targeting commercial real estate. "America’s 125 million residential and commercial buildings use more energy than any other sector in the United States, accounting for 40 percent of the Nation’s energy use and nearly 75 percent of its electricity consumption." Saving energy isn't a once-and-done thing, just like increasing gas mileage was done by many small modifications that added up to big ... Continue Reading
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That sucking sound…

could be your vacant building (or vacant space) sucking unneeded energy and running up your utility bill. as #Propmodo points out, about saving energy in vacant buildings & spaces: The easiest way to save energy is to turn off the lights. There’s no legal or technical reason lights in someone’s office space can’t be off when the space is unoccupied, as long as you keep emergency lighting on. But lighting only accounts for 15 to ... Continue Reading
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Salamander Reservoir = (People Safety) + (Asset Safety)

Myth: “Sprinklers are designed to protect property, but are not effective for life safety.” Fact: Sprinklers provide a high level of life safety. Statistics reveal that there has never been any multiple loss of life in a fully sprinklered building. Property losses are 85% less in residences with fire sprinklers compared to those without sprinklers. The combination of automatic sprinklers and early warning systems in all buildings could reduce overall injuries, loss of life and ... Continue Reading
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Energy Data = Savings Potential!

from #Propmodo: "'Electricity 4.0' Will Change Buildings Forever "More than half of existing US buildings were built before 1980. Nearly two-thirds of our existing buildings will still be operational in 2050. Buildings more than four decades old were never designed to meet the challenges of our current decade. Upgrading and replacing energy-consuming equipment in buildings is the key to unlocking a new revolution in energy, according to Schiender. In the United States alone, more than ... Continue Reading