winter is coming… are you ready?

you could be sure with a Salamander Reservoir! #nfpa #buildings #propertymanagement ...
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in case you’re just joining us…

a little primer on wet and dry life safety fire sprinkler systems from #HowStuffWorks Wet pipe system, which is composed of steel pipes that are always filled with water (hence, the term "wet"). The water in the pipes is under a moderate amount of pressure. When the sprinkler head is activated, the pressurized water in the pipes is immediately released, providing a faster reaction time than any other type of system. The wet pipe system is also the simplest and most reliable, boasting cost savings for easy installation and low maintenance. However, wet pipe systems are not always the best choice. Since the pipes are always filled with water, they're not recommended for locations where the pipes might freeze or in residential environments where accidental leaks could be detrimental. As you might have guessed, in a dry pipe system, the pipes are not filled with water -- they're actually filled with compressed air. When the sprinkler head is activated, a valve releases the compressed air through the sprinkler head. Once all of the air is released, the pressure in the pipe changes, allowing water to fill the system. Dry pipe systems have a slower reaction time (up to a minute delay). To make up for this, dry pipe systems release a larger amount of extremely pressurized water, which requires larger pipes (and a larger budget). And, while a leaky pipe in a dry pipe system doesn't pose a flooding threat, maintenance to the system is more complicated and costly. So, ...
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Frozen Sprinkler Pipes... or don't you know?

Winterize your Fire Sprinkler Systems!

At JTJ Tech, we are passionate about Fire Sprinkler Systems, so please make sure you have taken the following steps to winterize your system. #1: Install a Salamander Reservoir on your wet and dry fire sprinkler systems. The rest of a good checklist can be found at: flsamerica.com/blog/how-to-winterize-your-fire-sprinkler-system #propertymanagement #buildings #IoT #firesafety ...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

amidst the chaos of this year, please remember that we all have much to be thankful for! Gratitude Changes Everything #gratitude #thanksgiving #propertymanagement #IoT #firesafety ...
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Salamander Swimming in the Lehigh Valley Shark Tank

I am thrilled to announce that The Salamander Reservoir has been selected to pitch our device in the prestigious #StartUpLehighValley2020! This year, the Shark-Tank style competition will be held on Facebook Live this Wednesday, November 18 from 4:00-5:30pm, and you can get the full information and registration link to watch at: startuplehighvalley.com ...
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10%…

...may not sound like a big number, but did you know that frozen water expands by about 10%? That expansion can exert thousands of pounds of pressure that can break fittings, crack pipes, and force valve caps open. When the temperature finally warms and the ice melts, leaks or even full-blown system trips can result. The Salamander Reservoir is a great early-detection system for new and existing, wet and dry life safety sprinkler systems. You'll know before a problem occurs - that's Protection by Connection! #propertymanagement #buildings #IoT #firesafety data from qrfs.com/blog/213-fire-sprinkler-accidents-the-top-5-causes-of-discharges-and-leaks/ ...
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he who hesistates…

In a research report from #Deloitte: "Don't wait. Begin collaborating with others to build prototypes and create standards. And, be prepared - your IoT initiatives will likely be tremendously disruptive. We don't know exactly how, but we do know this: You can't afford to ignore the Internet of Things." So, what are you waiting for? Get a Salamander in your system today! #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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a horrible all-nighter for college students

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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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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