We’re often used to seeing fire sprinklers in Tulsa & OKC businesses and even hotels, but these fire suppression systems are not too common yet in homes or apartments. In fact, in 2009 only 4.6% of occupied homes (including multi-unit) had sprinklers, according to the 2009 American Housing Survey. But the benefits of residential fire sprinklers are overwhelming. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 85 percent of all fire deaths in the U.S. occur in the home. And these fires usually occur at night when families are asleep. In as little as 3 minutes, a fire can become deadly, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition noted. This is when flashover occurs and the combustible materials in the room burst into flames, making it difficult to escape. At the same time, the Coalition noted that it usually takes fire departments 9 to 12 minutes to arrive after a fire has started. But what happens in the…
Fire extinguishers can save lives. These fire suppression agents are often your first line of defense in controlling or eliminating a small fire. But like most things in life, they’re only useful if they remain in good working condition. Thus, regular fire extinguisher inspections and maintenance are essential and are required by various state and federal ordinances in order to remain code compliant. But especially for businesses, fire extinguisher inspections and maintenance could turn into a headache. That’s why Mac Systems offers on-site fire extinguisher maintenance services in both the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas to save customers time and money while helping them to stay safe and code compliant. With an extensive fleet of fully-equipped service vehicles, we can perform almost all fire extinguisher services on-site - from recharging and routine maintenance to the required 6-year inspection and internal examination. Hydrostatic testing, or pressure testing using a liquid, usually water, to…
We know that fire sprinklers are one of the most important aspects of a fire protection system. Fire sprinklers can control or even extinguish a fire before the fire department even arrives. Sprinklers thus play a significant role in saving lives and minimizing property damage in the event of a fire. At this point, you may be saying, “I know this. That’s why I have fire sprinklers installed in my building.” However, is your Tulsa or Oklahoma City fire sprinkler system monitored? Is your fire sprinkler system regularly inspected and tested? If not, can you be sure it will protect your building in a fire? Monitoring as well as regularly testing and inspecting your fire sprinkler system helps to ensure that the system will work properly. In addition, regular inspection and testing is required by law and must follow the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes as well as any other local…
Surveillance systems, security alarms, and access control systems are all a great start to protecting your business and its occupants, but what happens when a security guard leaves his post? Who's keeping an eye on things after your employees go home? What if no one on site is trained to know what a safety alarm means or how to address it? All of these concerns are very real issues facing business owners in Oklahoma and accross the world. Modern technology provides a wealth of tools and resources to help protect your building, but many of them do little good unless a trained staff person is keeping a constant eye on them. Local businesses are saving time and money by relying on MacNet wireless security monitoring system in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. This instant alert system is invaluable in times of an emergency, but the rest of the year it provides something…
The most advanced alarm and security systems available on the market are almost unrecognizable from earlier models with basic features and simple trigger mechanisms. In fact, with so much innovation and development occurring within the field, there is no excuse for contemporary businesses not to be protected by a robust and sophisticated alarm system. Unfortunately, there are a hundred different ways in which an intruder can gain unlawful access to a commercial site or premises. The reality is that you cannot always prevent this from happening, but with the help of top quality alarm monitoring in OKC, you can make sure that the authorities or private security officers arrive as quickly as possible. This guide to the top 5 signs that your alarm system needs an upgrade will help you to determine whether it is time to replace your old system with a more advanced one. Your Fire Alarms Are…
Apartment complexes each have unique security and safety needs. As a complex owner or property manager, your facilities are not only a place of business, but a place that many residents call home. Mac Systems is single source provider that can design, install, service, and inspect the most reliable fire safety and security solutions for you. Our specialized service personnel are available 24/7/365 with a fast response time to meet your needs, especially in an emergency. Save Time and Money and Add Value to Your Business Mac Systems stays up to date with all the latest codes and regulations so you can have confidence with regular fire marshall inspections. We inspect all kinds of security systems including fire extinguisher inspections. We create a safer working and living environment for both employees and residents, and even in a non-emergency, our services and scalable products add value to your business. Both current…
Alarm monitoring - whether for your fire alarm or security system - is vital to the safety of your organization. Thus, you need to be sure you hire the right Tulsa or Oklahoma City alarm monitoring company to protect your business. What makes an effective alarm monitoring service and alarm company? Reliable alarm monitoring. How helpful is alarm monitoring if it’s not reliable? MacNet wireless alarm monitoring from Mac Systems offers the most reliable means of having any system monitored compared with traditional alarm monitoring. Why is this?  MacNet uses a private mesh radio network that offers more reliability than alternatives by using redundancy of multiple signal pathways to the central station. This means that signals may either go directly from the monitored alarm panel to the central station or they may “hop” through other MacNet subscribers along many possible routes until they get a confirmed delivery at the central station. Either way, signals…
Business owners lead busy lives and at the same time have a number of complicated security risks to consider. Whether in trying to prevent break-ins, vandalism, robberies, or even employee theft, business owners need eyes everywhere. And thus they need a Tulsa or OKC security system that can meet all these challenges and more – they need a robust interactive security system. Why an interactive system? Well, an interactive security system gives you greater control over your company’s security and other day-to-day operations. Keep watch on your business. Security systems with remote monitoring and control capabilities allow business owners to control the system from their smartphones, tablets, or laptops wherever they are. See what’s going on at your business without having to actually be there. Arm or disarm your system with a touch of a button. With Honeywell’s Total Connect, owners can even view up to 100 sites with just one login – perfect for those…
Intercom systems are an invaluable communications tool for a wide range of industries, but did you know that they can provide many security advantages as well? Easy inter-building communication is not only a benefit in emergency situations but is an important part of keeping your staff connected and informed in order to identify many potential threats before they become a problem. Emergency Call Points Especially on large educational or commercial campuses where after-hours activity is common, people can have a better experience if they feel comfortable and safe day and night. Parking garages, parking lots, common areas, and walkways can all be equipped with emergency call points. These helpful communications tools come in many different shapes and sizes but are always clearly marked (often with lights and bright colors) to let people know they can reach help quickly at the press of a button. Visitor Screening and Identification The word "intercom" might…
When you choose to work with a professional security company, the future of your organization's protection depends on that partnership. Everything from one-time alarm installation to ongoing monitoring services affects the safety and security of your property and the people doing business there. Take your time researching all of your security options so you can enter in to a lasting relationship with a company you trust. There are many benefits to working with a local organization; however not all Tulsa and Oklahoma City security companies are created equal. Here are just a few elements that set Mac Systems apart and equip your business for optimum security and safety. Single-source Solutions From design to installation, inspection, and maintenance, Mac Systems offers full single-source solutions. With Mac Systems, you can call on one company instead of coordinating with multiple contractors. We make sure that all your safety systems work in tandem, including fire…