A Professional Fire Alarm Installation is a Must for Businesses

by | Nov 6, 2013 | Security

There are a number of ways that you can protect your employees in the workplace. One virtually unseen way is to ensure that you have a functioning fire alarm system installed in your building. In most states, there are mandatory requirements for fire safety in the workplace and ensuring that you meet these standards can actually save lives if a fire occurs. While Fire Alarms do nothing to prevent fires, when smoke is detected, it’s the fire alarm that alerts you and your employees that there is a problem. An alarm sounds and everyone gets out of the building, ensuring that any fire or smoke doesn’t take any lives.

However, many small businesses don’t have the appropriate fire alarm systems in place to protect employees. That’s why it’s important to hire a company to audit your facility and then determine the type of fire alarm system that needs to be installed. In a small two room office, it’s possible that the same kind of alarm that you use in your home may be sufficient. But, in a larger facility a more expansive fire alarm installation may be necessary and only a professional is qualified to do the job.

A professional company can provide you with alarm pull stations throughout your building. These alarms aren’t required for very small buildings, but if you have a large facility, your state regulations will likely require you to have these installed. These are often installed in conjunction with horn strobe systems. These systems produce sound and lights to indicate that smoke as been detected in your facility or that an alarm has been triggered at a pull point. If you’re not sure if you need a strobe system, you should contact your local licensing agency to determine what the requirements are.

Another benefit to using a professional service for your alarms is that you can also hire them to monitor your alarms. If you have a larger facility that remains empty at night, this could be an important addition to your fire safety standards. Having a service that alerts the fire department – should your system detect smoke – can mean the difference between a little smoke damage and a devastating fire.

For any professional system a fire alarm installation service will be a must. Determine what your requirements are in your state and then take the necessary steps to protect your business and your employees too. Visit Associated Fire for more information.

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