This article gives a highlight of the changes which have been made in fire protection measures within many residential areas around the globe. The article first takes us to the fire alarm market, when minimal changes have been made, especially over the past year. According to the article, the major important aspect is enhancement of prevention measures within the industry such that there are no losses deemed as a result of poor response and communication during tragic occurrences (Klotz-Young 2012). To meet these measures, many strategies have been put in place to ensure that all buildings that have a price tag in the market get updated so as to meet the new codes and standards within the industry.
The article supports new codes and standards which are meant to ensure that there no significant losses as a result of fire faults in the market. According to these standards, a good communication system requires to be enhanced. Not only does it have to be one way of creating alerts, many ways have been highlighted as utterly important. These ways of enhancing communication are off course the utilization of the current technology in the industry such as phones, LED alerts, smart phones amongst the latest emerging alert systems (Klotz-Young 2012).
The article attributes much drawbacks of an effective implementation in the project funding, especially in the public sector. These problems have been similarly attributed to deficits in government spending thus; the government is forced to cut its spending mainly in fire prevention measures (Klotz-Young 2012). Much is left to hope, since very minimal steps have been made over the past one year. As the need arises thus, it becomes inevitable that the government will be compelled to fund projects which will actualize the most effective prevention measures in fire prevention.
In my opinion, I am in agreement with the article’s response to fire outbreaks and response mechanisms in the market. However, I strongly suggest that there is a great need to ensure that there is a better way to ensure that there is a good enlightenment to the residents in these places. Training is necessary to make sure that the technical realm is compatible to the residents so as to prevent induced faults and poor responses by the people who get directly affected by tragic outbreaks (Klotz-Young 2012). Technology is very important but it becomes a problem if the people who are directly affected cannot be able to use such technology. Effective training may also eliminate the need of some of the expensive measures which tend to have no returns on investments. A good system needs balance such that all the players are involved equally and optimally in the entire process of risk prevention. This could make it an easier undertaking than it is projected in the article.
Klotz-Young H., (2012, May 18). State of the Market: Fire Protection. SDM magazine, 200. 1- 6.