Statcomm Spotlight
 2019 Fall/Winter Newsletter

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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. Sam carries an associate’s degree in Electronic Technology and is certified as a Level II Technician through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies, or NICET. NICET independently certifies technicians across a wide range of construction and engineering applications, including roadway construction and life safety systems and....
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As cellular technology continues to become more popular and evolve further, slow, outdated or obsolete systems are gradually eliminated from the technosphere.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 faster service and broader data access capabilities to its customers. We’ve already witnessed the demise of first- and second-generation cellular technology as 3G arose to become the gold standard. Now 4G, 5G and LTE or Long-Term Evolution networks, have rendered 3G obsolete—and the change may be closer than you think, with repercussions which may surprise you and...
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 life safety systems. In this article, we’re going to evaluate the different alternatives to cellular communications strategies in terms of both their advantages and drawbacks. 
We at Statcomm have our own recommendations, which we will get into later in this article, but we want to present to you all of the available options first so that you can have a better understanding of the current state of technology today. Here are the possibilities and pros and cons of each system and how it affects your fire and life safety systems and...
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 harsh weather to come. Our comprehensive access control inspection and repair services allow us to evaluate your access control points, such as slide and overhead tilt-up gates, for proper function and alignment. We also check for wear and tear on structural and mechanical parts and wiring, to help you avoid excessive damage and expensive repairs to your access control systems in the future. Here are just a few of the items we look at when we inspect your access control and...
Statcomm Supports Local Marina Fire Safety Awareness
On Saturday, November 16, 2019, Statcomm was invited to give a presentation on fire extinguishers for boaters and boat applications and touched on fixed suppression systems on boats for and with the Santa Cruz Port District. We had a full house of boat owners, captains, skippers and deck hands alike. Jeff did a great job going over the types of fixed systems as well as the different classifications of fire extinguishers and evacuation procedures. The class was concluded with our simulated fire and extinguisher, where the attendees were able to practice using an extinguisher to put out Class A and Class B fires. I think everyone had a great time. One attendee even walked up to me after to ask if we would present on other topics that some of the owners and harbor residents may want to learn more about.
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