Accurate - Compliant - Professional
Joseph Montuori, CEO & SET
Nicet Level IV ID: 137011
Fire Alarm Systems
My name is Joseph Montuori, CEO, SET. I am the CEO and Founder of Peace of Mind Fire & Security Safety LLC & the Fire CAD Design Division. Since 2008 I have been professionally active in the fire alarm contracting industry where I built professional relationships with stakeholders, fire marshals, and a multitude of contractors.
About Your Designer
I am a people person and I thoroughly enjoy the process of getting to know my clients from the initial consultation and seeing it all the way through design completion. - J.M
Why I Started Designing
Action Had To Be Taken
Clear & Precise Layouts
Calculations: The System Needs To Function As Intended
Devices Must Be Mounted To Meet code Compliance
The Layout Has To Be Clear For Installers
Wiring Details Are Required To Eliminate Confusion
Circuit Pathing Had To Be Efficient For Installation
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2008 My fire alarm contracting business was launched. I was frustrated with the lack of detail in fire alarm drawing sets often having to spend more time and labor to complete a fire alarm installation. After all, it's about life safety.
The drawings were incomplete and in turn, I needed to perform additional calculations or make unnecessary phone calls acting as a middleman between the designer and the fire marshal. The same frustration was felt by electrical contractors I was working alongside with. It was a major issue and I decided to make a change that benefits everyone involved.
I enrolled in AutoCAD classes and within 1 year I was extremely proficient in the software. I had built a massive library of fire alarm details, excel calculation sheets, and accurate fire alarm drawings including actual code-compliant NFPA-170 Fire Alarm Symbols. I invested in a 24" plotter (a fancy name for a large format printer) and began printing my own drawings to create submittals.
The fire marshals were impressed and I was one of the very few companies in my state adhering to the minimum documentation requirements set forth by the International Building Code (IBC) & The National Fire & Signaling Code (NFPA-72).
My crew and I worked off the drawing sets I created and it took the guesswork out of the installation. Other contractors specifically electrical and other fire alarm contractors began to notice.
I started offering design services and lessened the burden on contractors tasked with bidding and installing a fire alarm that had limited knowledge of such a specialized trade and the rest is history.