Keltron Blog


We are pleased to welcome you to the new Keltron blog. With more than 55 years of experience in the fire and life safety industry, we’ve learned a lot and thought that our partners, customers and industry colleagues might benefit from what we know.

Because the Keltron team has such a wide range of expertise, we’d like to share it in this new blog. You will find tidbits of information about code compliance, risk management, new technologies and new ideas for using new technologies. Let us know what you think →

You Are So Lucky!

Denise Pappas, Executive Director

Often times, I hear the phrase, “you are so lucky!”, or “are you feeling lucky?” because everything that is positive seems to be falling into your lap. While I don’t consider myself particularly lucky, I do believe that luck happens when hard work meets opportunity and you can recognize and capitalize on it. Part of this type of luck is a person’s ability to see the big picture and determine the right steps to achieve their goals.

Typically, stakeholders at campuses and multi-building facilities face the challenge of not being able to see the big picture – the totality of activity throughout their facility or campus. Different equipment, purchased over the years by many people, leads to a hodge-podge of disparate fire alarm control panels (FACPs) with multiple head ends and no ability to provide overall situational awareness.

If you find yourself in this situation, then get ready to feel lucky! The Keltron Life Safety Event Management System can connect your disparate FACPs together into a single view to provide overall situational awareness at your facility or campus.

Another challenge for managers at campuses and multi-building facilities is relying on legacy communications systems (POTS lines, direct wire, etc.) for signaling and they are often unreliable and difficult to maintain. Lucky for you, Keltron’s solutions can not only help you transition from these old signaling technologies, but offer you the option of using multiple newer technologies (IP, Cellular, Mesh Network Radio) to connect those systems into a single view.

Are your facility’s dispatchers busy with numerous building systems, often creating overload issues? Keltron LS 7000 Alarm Management System is specifically designed for the multi-building environment with specialized functions like event segregation, storm mode, and trouble shunt to avoid operator overload.

If you are experiencing these challenges at your campus or multi-building facility, then consider yourself lucky to find Keltron’s solutions! Contact us today to learn more about our Keltron solution and your colleagues will be saying, “you are so lucky!”.

To learn more and get lucky call us at 781-916-2050 or email


A New Year and New Technology – How Can We Get There?

By Denise Pappas, Executive Director

Some of the best gifts I have ever received were gifts that came from the heart. You know, the ones where the giver put substantial thought into their gift. For instance, my husband made a cassette tape of songs that reminded him of me. It brought tears to my eyes and warmed my soul that he would think of and take the time to prepare such a wonderful gift. However, I realized that I could no longer enjoy it because I no longer had a cassette player: the technology had changed.

The cassette was still good, but needed an upgrade. Made me think of all the older technology that is still operable and dependable, but just needs a way to work with newer technology – sort of a retrofit.

Like my wonderful cassette, many older fire alarm control panels (FACPs) work reliably to deliver fire and life safety alarm information to dispatchers and managers at facilities across the country and throughout the world but may not be able to transmit mission critical signals using newer technologies and often become orphaned. Ripping out wiring and replacing them is costly and time consuming, overwhelming facility budgets.

What if there was a way to include older equipment and combine it into a newer, more accurate, and flexible alarm management system? Well, there is! Keltron specializes in helping multi-building facilities migrate from old to new fire alarm management equipment without having to remove existing equipment until budgets permit.

We can help you combine your existing FACPs, new FACPs and any existing or new signaling technology into a single, software-based system that is accurate, flexible, reliable and cost-effective.

To learn more, contact me at and we’ll talk.

I do wish it was that easy to migrate my mix tapes…