A few years ago, in the Midwest, a healthcare facility with a large data center experienced a smoke event that left them thinking about their fire protection strategy. The data center installation included three IT equipment rooms and one Network Operations Center (NOC). Because of the critical importance of the computing load, the data center was pursuing a better fire protection strategy and exploring how it served their network of locations and providers. They chose to upgrade their smoke detection system with an air sampling smoke detector. The first detector was installed in the NOC to replace the traditional spot-type smoke detectors at the ceiling and, within a few weeks, the detector signaled its first low-level warning of a buildup of smoke in the area.