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About ITZ Solutions!

Since 1999 I have had the honor to work with numerous non-profit groups striving to make their world a better place. Through these efforts we have identified many "best practices" which others can benefit from... This website and blog is intended to share these practices, ideas and observations.

SIAC | One voice for the alarm industry on alarm management issues

Source: SIAC | One voice for the alarm industry on alarm management issues SIAC recently announced the launch of their new updated website. If you are in the electronic life safety and security industry, and are not familiar with SIAC … Continue reading

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Funny Meetings Might Be More Productive Meetings — Science of Us

Funny Meetings Might Be More Productive Meetings — Science of Us. Very interesting article which shows that when a little time and effort is put in to conducting a well thought out meeting – they can be worthwhile and productive.

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Internet of Things to reshape the security industry, new report from Memoori finds

Internet of Things to reshape the security industry, new report from Memoori finds. The article provides some interesting insights on the convergence of physical security and the Internet of Things (IoT), and specifically the blending of physical security and the … Continue reading

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Addressing School Violence | Liberty Mutual Insurance

Addressing School Violence | Liberty Mutual Insurance. Good basic common sense article on a much needed topic…  

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NFPA Off Campus Safety Checklist

http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/Safety information/For consumers/Campus/OffCampusSafetyChecklist.pdf. Sending Jr. off to college this year ?  If you are pack a copy of NFPA’s Off Campus Safety Checklist in to their suitcase… NFPA has assembled an excellent list of fire safety tips for college students … Continue reading

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Ordinary People and Fire Extinguishers – Fire Engineering

Ordinary People and Fire Extinguishers – Fire Engineering. Great article clarifying the mistaken opinion that fire extinguishers delay the fire response process and are dangerous to operate by untrained individuals… The fire equipment industry needs to support more efforts like … Continue reading

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Poll: Readers view door-to-door scams as major problem | Security Systems News

Poll: Readers view door-to-door scams as major problem | Security Systems News. Great article by SSN recapping a huge problem in the industry…  The industry needs to take a strict stance regarding “unethical” sales practices, otherwise we run the risk … Continue reading

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Fire Alarm Training ???

 So which came first the fire alarm installer, the chalkboard, or the AHJ ???  This would be funny if it was not so silly and sad…

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A Breakdown of Your 40 Facebook Minutes (Comic) | Re/code

A Breakdown of Your 40 Facebook Minutes (Comic) | Re/code. So sad, but so true… If we could actually limit our “social media” time to 40 minutes I would consider that an improvement…

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6 Reasons Why Every Job Seeker Should Take a Sales Training Course, and 3 Reasons Why They Won’t | LinkedIn

6 Reasons Why Every Job Seeker Should Take a Sales Training Course, and 3 Reasons Why They Won’t | LinkedIn. Excellent article that applies to those seeking a job, and those looking to grow in a current position or career…

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