Welcome Matt Virga to the LifeSafety Power® team!

There's a new sales 'sheriff,' in town, handling the eastern region of the U.S. for LifeSafety Power:  Director of Sales Matt Virga.

Virga has some 25 years of experience in the industry, most recently with Sony Electronics and Pelco by Schneider  Electric. He will be responsible for developing new sales opportunities and working with systems integration channel partners. Virga recognizes the leadership role LifeSafety Power has established in networked power solutions by bringing ‘disruptive’ technology to the security and life safety marketplace.

LifeSafety Power Matt Virga Final blog"Power supplies may not have the glamour of cameras or a video management system, but the networked power LifeSafety Power has pioneered is inspiring a legion of followers who recognize a truly unique solution that outperforms anything they were accustomed to installing/operating,” Virga commented. 

“And now, it’s something they can leverage to gain additional recurring monthly revenue through managed remote services. Many respected, well-known systems integrators in the industry already rely on the capabilities of LifeSafety Power.”

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 16:34

The Real Value Proposition of Power

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It’s been an exciting year for LifeSafety Power®. The industry leading innovation we provide in remote networking capabilities continues to yield tangible value to systems integrators and end-user customers.

We’re proud of the fact that LifeSafety Power products are professionally designed and manufactured in the U.S.  Our award-winning solutions have garnered numerous industry accolades, proving that innovation and quality products come first at LifeSafety Power.

We believe in the voice of the customer and reach out to integrators in the field regularly to gather the information we need to produce applicable products and make their life safety and security solutions more than simple power systems. That’s because in today’s increasingly IT centric world, the real value proposition is being able to manage – remotely -- power solutions across the enterprise seamlessly and securely. The intrinsic value in this proposition yields a lower total cost of ownership to the user, and the ability to proactively manage and assess power viability 24/7. For the integrator, it’s another way to differentiate their projects in the competitive marketplace. Read about what systems integrator are accomplishing with LifeSafety Power solutions here in our new, free white paper on remote monitoring as a managed service.

Here are three important features installers can offer end-user customers with LifeSafety Power solutions:

1. Remote battery testing,

2. Proactive detection and assessment of problems, and

3. System solution reports generated on demand or at will, and more!

We now have a fully Underwriters Laboratories listed system, with industry-leading Mercury Security controllers, as well as the iSCAN™ Rack Mount Series that solves small footprint concerns or works perfectly with data center configurations.

There’s still time left in 2015 for additional innovation to be delivered, and that’s just what we intend to do.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015 14:52

New Age Power Solutions

Technology today is a whirlwind of activity. Connected devices are ever in the news, providing new services and capabilities no one dreamed of five years ago.

Power solutions are no exception to the ongoing move to smart, networked, intelligent devices. They can deliver better service efficiencies for systems integrators, who can now take advantage of remote service and monitoring and deliver consistent uptime and 24/7 reliability to customers. Even better, systems integrators can save labor and the cost of on-site visits with these super-smart components.

What you select in a power device is critical, however. Look for solutions with enhanced features, such as those LifeSafety Power provides, to avoid having to purchase necessary features separately. LifeSafety Power products also help to reduce SKUs and inventory by providing all the needed features in the base product. When you do select the right devices, you can take advantage of the new age of power – with a total supply system that can provide single and dual voltage, power distribution, lock and output control, remote test capability, remote diagnostics and remote reporting capabilities.

Even better, through these total solutions, integrators have the ability to generate new billable services, increase profitability and boost recurring monthly revenue.

The end is nowhere in sight. Power solutions will continue to improve and our research and development teams are hard at work with new features and enhancements in this product category. In fact, the efficiency, feature sets and available diagnostics will continue to improve over the next generation of products. Devices will continue to integrate—with the ability of hardware and software to communicate more wholly through protocols such as Physical Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) profile and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

Increased services, interoperability, network intelligence: power solutions are a critical part of the operability of any security and life safety system and the sky’s the limit as far as further innovation.

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:32

The World of Intelligent, Networked Power

LifeSafety Power brings tangible value to connected solutions

Did you know that it’s possible to securely manage your power solutions across the enterprise and get the latest, proactive information on their health and well-being? It is when you deploy the FlexPower™ Multi-Site Manager (MSM-200).

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The MSM-200 is a smart, network-based appliance that consolidates all your LifeSafety Power solutions for superior system-wide management.The web-based software and hardware solution uses a Virtual Private Network (VPN) server to securely interface with multiple NetLink communication modules and iSCAN SmartPower Systems, providing real-time health assessments of power systems on the network.

Intelligent power yields myriad benefits

The MSM-200 provides multiple benefits to the integrator and the end user. It allows systems integrators deploying the MSM-200 to manage even the most complex vertical markets and complicated sites – including healthcare, educational and industrial facilities. They can manage and monitor multiple power devices from the Internet, from anywhere in the world. The user, too, has greater control in managing and assessing the general health of power supplies, so systems are kept up and running 365/24/7. The MSM-200 uses one IP address for all connected devices and the centralized dashboard displaying current status consolidates all devices to a single computer screen.

Configuration and installation is easy:  A single network connection at the MSM Server creates a VPN and automatically adds any LifeSafety Power networked devices.  Any problems with power solutions or connectivity are automatically generated to the top of the computer screen log, for real-time, immediate assessment.

LifeSafety Power is the creator of smarter, intelligent networked solutions, with modular AC, DC, and PoE power systems that meet the expanding needs of the lifesafety industry. 

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What’s behind our successes, five industry awards and stellar growth curve since the company’s founding in 2009? Our team members, of course.
 
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Joseph M. Holland is LifeSafety Power’s Vice President of Engineering. Joe has more than 40 years of engineering, marketing and management experience in the life safety industry. He’s the former Chief Engineer of Fire Control Instruments, where he was responsible for product line development. He co-founded AlarmSaf Inc. where he oversaw all product development and manufacturing and was responsible for many ground-breaking innovations.
 
He’s a long-time member of both NFPA and IEEE and has been a contributing instructor of CEU-accredited course work in the area of life safety power for more than 35 years. 
 
Today, Joe continues to lead LifeSafety Power in its achievement of Smarter Power Solutions. He is the chief architect of all LifeSafety Power Products, including the FlexPower™ Power Management System, which incorporates many industry-leading advancements applicable to the access control, security, CCTV and mass notification industries.
 
His goal is to provide the guidance and drive necessary to establish LifeSafety Power as the premier power supply manufacturer in the industry.
 
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time at his log home in New Hampshire, kayaking with the grandkids, bicycle riding and home repair.
 
 
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