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How Statcomm Inc. is Operating Under The Covid-19 Lockdown

As Statcomm provides life safety systems and property protection services for commercial properties and multi-family communities throughout the Greater Bay Area, we have ‘essential’ and on-call after-hours personnel (service technicians, dispatchers, management, etc.)...

Statcomm Is Your All-In-One Fire Protection Resource

Statcomm has been proudly serving the Bay Area since 1992, including Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. In that time, we have become one of the Bay Area’s premier life safety installation, maintenance and inspection services, with a...

What’s the Best Alternative to Cellular for My Life Safety Systems?

Statcomm is committed to giving you the information you need to keep your property, tenants, and employees safe in the event of a life safety emergency such as a fire. In the previous article, we talked about the 3G sunset and its implications in terms of function for...

3G Is Going Away—Is It Taking Your Life Safety Systems with It?

As cellular technology continues to become more popular and evolve further, slow, outdated or obsolete systems are gradually eliminated from the technosphere. This process, known as “sunsetting,” is intended to free up bandwidth and spectrum for companies to provide...

NFPA 25: What Does It Mean?

In the past decade, there has been a sharp proliferation in standards and guidance governing the inspection, testing and maintenance of fire suppression systems. In 2002, NFPA and the California Code of Regulations merged to create a cohesive guidance for how such...

What to Expect When Expecting Statcomm

Statcomm left you a note on your door or in the entranceway of your building, now what do you do?  As part of our ongoing “What to expect series,” in this installment we want to give a bit of insight on what happens during the different inspections. In our April...

How to Spot Fake Technicians and Prevent Real Tragedies

KVTU reported that a fake fire alarm technician allegedly used a legitimate contractor’s license number and credentials improperly, “servicing” fire alarm systems throughout the bay area. When one of the systems the supposed technician serviced suffered a catastrophic...

Trash Chutes Aren’t Trashy

In many multi-residence buildings such as hotels, condos, and high-rises, trash chutes are fairly commonplace. These make waste disposal convenient and hassle-free for people living on the higher levels, where transporting garbage, bed linens, etc. can pose not only a...

Don’t Let the Lights Go Out! Self Luminous Exit Signs

Self-luminous or photo-luminescent exit signs are a newer type of exit lights that do not require electricity. These types of lights have a set lifespan of 10, 15 or 20 years and are becoming more common in newer buildings, especially as low mounted “crawl” exit signs...

Captain Contest Is Back! Win A $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Captain Contest is back and we're offering a $25 Amazon gift card to those that can guess the secret phrase. In each of our articles, there will be an out of place letter or letters in the actual article. Find all the hidden letters to unscramble the mystery word or...

Fall into Statcomm’s Access Control Services

The leaves are changing, the holiday season merchandise is packing the store shelves and the kids are back to school. Autumn is upon us, which means colder temps and winter storms aren’t far behind. Now is a great time to make sure your property is prepared for the...

Statcomm Employee Spotlight: Sam Benitez

In this latest edition of the Statcomm Spotlight, we’re thrilled to present Sam Benitez, one of our Lead Install Technicians. (E) Sam carries an associate’s degree in Electronic Technology and is certified as a Level II Technician through the National Institute for...

Non-Renewal Compliance

“Testing is really expensive, isn’t it?” “Didn’t we just certify last year?” “Why is our insurance company threatening to end our policy?” Questions like these come up a lot, especially when it comes to life safety systems. These testing requirement intervals are...

CC&Rs: Is It Time For an Audit?

Your community’s CC&Rs, or Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions are important documents which specify the rights and responsibilities of both homeowners/tenants and the property or community management team. These documents are intended to create a set of rules...

Statcomm Employee Spotlight: Jamal Jordan

In our latest episode of the Statcomm Spotlight, we’re excited to introduce Jamal Jordan, one of our 5 Year Sprinkler Inspectors! Jamal comes from a big family who loves a good party, and it shows in one of his favorite childhood memories: meeting legendary...

Inspection Stickers: Small Profile, Big Impact

If you have ever done a walkthrough of a property to either familiarize yourself with or see what fire and life safety devices are on site, you may have noticed various dated stickers. These stickers may be on any number of fire and life safety devices such as fire...

Statcomm Employee Spotlight: Jeffrey Hurley

For this month’s Statcomm Employee Spotlight, it is our pleasure to introduce Jeff Hurley! A drummer, Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and snowboarder, Jeff is a man of many talents and roles, with a passion for excellence and a love of fire safety. Jeff has been with...