Fire Alarm Systems
Fires can have a devastating effect on our working and personal lives, keeping them at bay is our priority.
Our fire alarm systems are designed to perfectly cover your individual business needs.
From smaller conventional systems for small offices, to industrial size fully addressable detailed packages for any budget.
Whilst the system will be tailored to your exact and unique requirements it will always fall in line with BS8539 and/or any other requisite industry standards.
Our Promise To You.
The protection of people and their property is the first thing we consider when it comes to fire alarm systems.
With that in mind, our promise to you is that we will design your fire alarm system to ensure that any fire will be detected in the shortest possible time, reducing the risk to you and your possessions.
Consider taking us with you. We've been supporting businesses big and small for over 30 years and are proud of our loyal customer base. We guarantee to offer you competitive prices as a returning customer,
Things To Consider
The size of your premises will help determine whether you need a conventional or addressable alarm system.
Whether you're in an isolated or built up area will affect the type of system you will require.
Every type of business has very different requirements and different criteria to meet.
Your own personal needs and preferences are just as important when considering what type of system you will need.
The traditional conventional fire alarm system is a huge inexpensive benefit to smaller businesses and premises. These fire alarms split your building into zones, and when a device is activated, will alert you to which zone has gone off, essential for your building management and the fire brigade.
Although less precise than the addressable alternative, this type of system is ideal for smaller premises and those who would be considered a lesser risk.
The accuracy of knowing where a fire has started is controlled by the number of zones on your conventional system.
This smaller system is definitely a more budget-friendly, practical solution for smaller buildings and properties, still offering you the maximum peace of mind you need when keeping your workplace safe.
An addressable fire alarm system is a highly effective and precise means for larger or higher risk premises. Similar to a conventional system, however, this type of alarm allows you to pinpoint the exact position of any activation. Rather than just showing the zone, this system will show the exact device which has activated and its location, making it much easier for building management and the fire brigade to locate any problems.
The detectors themselves have their own individual 'address' which relays back to the main control panel. On activation, the address of the specific device is shown on your display.
Addressable systems are a high quality and more precise alternative to the traditional conventional system, perfect for large buildings or premises across multiple floors with multiple rooms.
Traditionally fire alarms have been constructed using conventional break glass call points, smoke detectors, heat detectors etc. However, recently there has been a surge in the use of smoke beams which can cover roof space up to a distance of 200m by simply installing a transmitter at one side of the building and a receiver at the other.
Utilising technology in this way will greatly reduce the overall installation time and thus cut down on business disruption.
Fire Brigade Response.
Because many fires start when a premises is unoccupied, we are not finding that more organisations are choosing to link their fire alarm system to the local fire brigade via an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC).
By doing this, we are able to provide a fire brigade response (Subject to their own regulations and those of our industry body) at a very early stage without waiting for the activation to be investigated by your staff or a third party.
Activations during times when your premises is open would not be passed to the fire brigade as it is felt that on most occasions, fire alarm activations occurring when the premises is open can be dealt with quicker by staff etc..
Prevention is the key first step to keeping your premises safe and avoid disruption.
A well maintained fire alarm system is the key to detecting any break-out at the earliest possible stage.
Firstly, we'll check if you've experienced any issues since your last visit.
All your power supplies and batteries are tested and checked, if any need replacing, we'll do that too!
All detectors are fully checked and cleaned where necessary to ensure they're working efficiently and that operation is satisfactory.
We'll make sure your control panel is working exactly as it should and all devices relay back.
We'll ensure any signalling equipment is working to full capacity and triggering correctly.
Sounders and sirens will be tested to ensure they function correctly and provide the correct sound levels.
We'll make sure all your call points are intact and fully working, including any break glass covers!
We'll make sure all minor faults are resolved and answer any questions or concerns you have before we go!
Why Wire-Free Is A Better Option.
Cut disruption time by up to 50%
Wireless fire alarm panels, sensors and other devices are connected via wireless radio. They work in a similar way as an addressable system, sharing the pinpoint accuracy and effectiveness, only without the wires.
The different components of wireless fire alarm systems communicate via channels and antennae.
They’re perfect for businesses who might not want visible wires or want to save the disruption time of an installation.
Wireless fire alarm systems offer full flexibility, and can usually work alongside different combinations of devices.
Plus, they can much more easily accommodate the needs of your building – such as retaining historic details, or brand design.
These alarm systems are proving more efficient and beneficial to all types of premises.