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30 years installing, servicing, and testing security, access control, extinguishment, and fire alarm systems


Chair of ULC Working Groups for Fire Alarm Testing (CAN/ULC-S536) and Fire Alarm Verification (CAN/ULC-S537), Executive Director of the Fire Protection Technicians Network (

Publications, Better Business Bureau Magazine, Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia ( SUPPRESS! and Techs Fire Break Newsletters


Associate in Science; Emergency Systems (University of British Columbia); Aircraft Maintenance Technology (BCIT)

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2016-08-26 Installing CCTV system in Helicopters.:

It's technically feasible, but any equipment that is installed would have to meet your Air Transport Authorities guidelines.  You would need an aircraft maintenance engineer to install this, and the helicopter

2016-08-23 Fixing CCTV cameras in Skywalks.:

This is a good idea, but would require the transmitting equipment for the signals to be compatible with what they're currently using.  There are a lot of solutions out there.  You would need a stable power

2016-06-16 False Alarms:

If it's "bad wiring" to a motion detector and, for example, the power drops out for a few seconds, the device will fail "safe" (in alarm), and you would get a zone indication in memory when you disarmed

2016-04-03 Interactive voice recognition system for Restaurant.:

I believe this technology can be used where-ever someone feels the need for it.  Restaurants are vulnerable (particularly food storage areas).  Relying on a single technology for access, though, could

2016-03-27 ATM machines installation inside Shipping ports.:

These days many private ATM machines are being installed (ones that are not directly advertised as being part of a bank's network), and where the owner benefits from receiving proceeds from each transaction


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