Posts Tagged ‘Fire Alarm’

Experience Hands-on Building Systems Training in Technology Center

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

What pairs best with an efficient technology system? A team that knows how to utilize it – which is why Egan Company is not only an installer, integrator, and service provider, but also our customers’ system educator!

At Egan, we know that our role doesn’t end after installation, but rather it transitions to provide assistance and direction for operating building’s systems. To provide the best training, we open up our Technology Center (where we train our own union trades staff) to offer customers and other groups the chance to learn how to utilize their systems in a controlled setting. By tailoring training curriculum to meet the needs of each groups’ systems, customers leave knowing the ins and outs of their specific applications.

 Within Egan’s Technology Center, many building systems and solutions are on display, including:

  • Fire Alarm System (Notifier)
  • Access Control
  • Intrusion Alarm
  • Video Surveillance
  • Building Automation

The benefits of learning your own system in a real test environment are exponential. With many of these systems, testing and learning a system within a facility is risky and requires off-time. Take building access control systems for example, by learning the system at Egan, facility managers and engineers don’t have to worry about compromising the system or changing the access of everyone within the facility. One step further, if teams are trying to train on the fire detection system at their facility, they run the risk of accidentally evacuating the building when it’s not necessary. By training in our Technology Center, customers can pull the fire alarm without running any risks.

What kind of groups need systems training? The answer is simple: anyone and everyone with a building technology system! From maintenance crews and city fire departments to engineers and architects – Egan Company provides interested customers with systems training that adds value. By choosing Egan, building teams are not only setting up systems, but also themselves for success with in-depth, essential training from the experts.

Request a tour or set up a training session by contacting Vice President of Automation, Technology, and Service, Mark Broadwater.

What is a Life Safety System?

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Emergency response systems are only effective if they are planned and implemented prior to an emergency. That in mind, the time to develop—or update—your emergency response system is now.


Life safety systems encompass a number of different elements that protect individuals inside the building. While fire-detection systems are a primary aspect, life safety systems can also account for smaller scale emergency events, such as power failures. Systems often stretch from fire alarms, sprinklers, fire suppression, and emergency lighting to security systems, access controls, and facility monitoring. 


Emergencies can occur at any moment. It’s important your facility has a system in place to ensure that everyone who occupies it remains safe.

Egan Company’s extensive experience in building safety will equip you with the most reliable technology to keep your facility occupants safe no matter the circumstance. We work alongside customers to provide customized solutions for the needs of your facility while addressing potential risks.


  • Addressable intelligent fire alarm control panels (stand-alone or networked)
  • Mass notification systems
  • 800 MHz first responder systems
  • Graphical user interface
  • Area of refuge systems
  • Applications for heavy industrial environments
  • Hardwired and wireless solutions
  • Gas detection
  • Emergency and standby power systems
  • Fire smoke dampers
  • Smoke control

Creating the Ultimate Luxury Shopping Destination

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Shop, Dine, Stay – Galleria Edina is a testament to the trend for shopping malls in Minnesota. Many malls across the state have adopted a philosophy of creating a shopping destination, offering places for people to shop, eat, engage in recreational activities, and sleep.

The Galleria was initially developed in 1976 with Gabbert’s Furniture Store, and slowly stores were added and enclosed to create a mall similar to the Southdale Center. Since its initial construction, Egan Company has been involved with various expansions and developments of this luxury shopping mall.

In 2008, Galleria Edina was expanded and a new 18-story Westin facility – comprised of 225 hotel rooms and 82 high-end condominiums – was attached to provide the full destination experience. The building also includes a pool, bar/restaurant, meeting space, ballroom, and different parking options. Egan provided Design/Build electrical services and installation of the phone/data, access controls, and fire alarm. A security system and cameras were also installed in the facility’s parking ramp.

Since the construction of Westin Galleria, Egan has assisted with numerous projects, including cooling tower upgrades, owner upgrades to vacant spaces, and pump system replacements. The installation of the mechanical and electrical systems, required coordination of many trades including pipefitting, sheet metal, plumbing, electrical, and millwrights. In addition, Egan provides routine maintenance on retail locations within the mall and Westin Edina Galleria.

Currently, the mall has over 375,000 square feet of retail space, and a recent addition on the mall’s east side adds 20,000 more square feet. The expansion adds several restaurants, home furnishing stores, and apparel shops. Galleria Edina also features a new concept of a ‘restaurant-in-a-bookstore’ at the relocated Barnes & Noble.

Egan has brought many mechanical and electrical solutions to the Owner at all phases of the project, including suggested grease interceptor piping routes, water feature plumbing, and recommended rework to existing and new electrical panels for tenant requirements.

-David Kray, Kraus-Anderson Senior Project Manager

Project Team: Kraus-Anderson Construction, Hines Property Management

Egan Services Provided: Cooling tower upgrades, pump system replacement, mechanical system build-outs, millwright services, electrical infrastructure, fire alarm, phone/data, access controls, security system, and 24/7 maintenance


Protect with Annual Fire Inspections

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

NOTIFIER Audio AmplificationEarly detection with a fire alarm system is the key to protecting people and property. But it’s hard to tell if they are fully operational just by looking at them – that’s why it pays to schedule Egan annually for fire alarm inspections.

Using a proactive team approach with our Planned Maintenance Agreements, Egan will commission a state-licensed, factory-trained, NICET certified inspection team to ensure any system is at optimal performance.

Our NFPA Code Compliant Inspection includes:

  • Fire Alarms and Smoke Detectors
  • Smoke Control / Smoke Evacuation
  • Mass Notification System
  • Load Testing Standby Batteries
  • Fire/Smoke Damper Certification

notifierdistributorThe inspection will not only determine if a property is code-compliant, but also provide feedback on potential areas to upgrade. And buildings are even protected outside of an annual inspection with our 24/7 emergency support.

Egan Named Diamond Distributor for Notifier by Honeywell

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

HoneywellNotifierDiamondNotifier by Honeywell honored Egan Company with the Diamond Award last week at the Notifier 30th Annual Leadership Conference in Orlando!

This award is given to fire/life safety partners that exhibit outstanding service and sales with Notifier fire protection systems. Egan’s Jason Wolner (General Foreman) and Clint Jerde (Project Manager) attended and accepted this award for the Egan team.

PrairieCare Awarded Top Project Honors

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

PrairieCare Patient Care Station1a

PrairieCare opened a new location in Brooklyn Park in September 2015, filling a need for pediatric mental health care in Minnesota’s North Metro. The building is a cheerful example of modern design – with calming rooms, living quarters, and treatment and office spaces.

Egan Company was given a Design/Build role to install a vast network of communications, lighting, security, and power systems throughout the facility.  This integration of form and function made PrairieCare – Brooklyn Park one of Finance & Commerce’s Top Projects of 2015. Congratulations to PrairieCare and RJ Ryan Construction on this achievement!

Read the news article here