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FIRE ALARMS

WHY SHOULD I INSTALL A FIRE ALARM?

A fire alarm system is a top base point for all businesses. The damage to both people and property by fire can be devastating. As a business the cost of recovery from a fire is substantial.

Fire alarms are a foundation of any fire alarm system. They are responsive to smoke and heat and can be triggered both manually and automatically. Where appropriate, sprinkler systems can be activated by an alarm.

In order to comply with insurance requirements, businesses need to have the appropriate fire alarm. These vary in complexity dependent on the individual business criteria.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE SPIRE SECURITY?

With highly trained set of electrical engineers Spire Security are the experts in fire alarm installations service. We will review your fire alarm requirements in line with your business operations, your insurance coverage, and provide you with a personalised solution in a short amount of time.

We provide a 3-year guarantee on all parts any service provided. Therefore we’ll be straight round in light of any issues.

THE CORRECT SYSTEM FOR YOU

Fire alarms systems we design and install are divided into different categories. The systems we offer are included below:

  • Category L systems are automatic fire detection systems intended for the protection of life;
    • Category L1: systems installed throughout all areas of the building
    • Category L2: systems installed only in defined parts of the building
    • Category L3: systems designed to give a fire warning
    • Category L4: systems installed within parts of the escape routes
    • Category L5: systems in which the protected area(s) and/or the location of detectors is designed

HELPFUL INFORMATION ON FIRE SAFETY

The Workplace. If you require a further view on information for fire safety in the workplace the London Fire Brigade provide useful information on how to reduce risks, keep compliant and champion fire safety at work please click here.

Landlords and tenants. If you are a landlord, a property manager or a tenant, find information about your rights and responsibilities from the London Fire Brigade please click here.

DO YOU HAVE AN EXISTING FIRE ALARM SYSTEM?

For commercial fire alarms we offer two types of maintenance agreement. Dependent on your requirements these can be carried out on a 6 monthly or quarterly basis. A standard maintenance would include the following services;

  • Clean smoke detectors
  • Check detectors are within their 10 year life span
  • Check detectors are functioning correctly
  • Test the detector batteries
  • Carry out any minor remedial works
  • Have fire extinguishers and other equipment

The cost for an annual maintenance is dependent on the size of system.

MONITORING

In addition to maintaining your alarm we offer a monitoring service through our approved monitoring station, Southern Monitoring. With prices starting from as little as £19 + VAT per month we can monitor your fire alarm 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Any building that is not domestic, as of the 2005 fire safety order, require a mandatory fire risk assessment to be carried out. This was implemented in order to set a standard for the minimum standard for fire safety within businesses nationwide. Within this legislation, it is stated that all commercial buildings must be equipped with an appropriate amount of fire-fighting equipment and incorporate fire detectors and alarms throughout the building. If you are an owner, landlord or occupier of a business, it is a requirement for you to have a fire alarm system installed. It is the responsibility of these people to ensure the premises meet the 2005 fire safety requirements.
There are four main types of fire alarm systems you can implement into your business.

A conventional fire alarm system will spilt the building up into zones, generally four but there can be a number of zones specific to the building size. When a detector is activated, the control panel will identify which zone the signal is coming from; the area will have to be searched manually for the source.

A two wire fire alarm system is very similar to a conventional one, with a few important differences. The call points and alarm devices will be wire on the same set of cables going back to the control panel. Therefor, when the control panel receives an activation, it will know the exact location which is coming from. This eliminates the needs for a manual search; however it is often more expensive to install.

An analogue-addressable system removes the needs to view the building in zones, these alarm systems can give details on each individual detector. These types of systems are designed for large building in which finding the source of a fire needs to be found as fast as possible. Each device will have a unique address which will be recognised by the control panel. This gives an exact pin point location of the source is a detection device is to be triggered.

A wireless online fire alarm system is also allowed within the fire safety regulations; however, they are often high in price to install; especially is you are in a large building. Having no cables make it very easy to see which part of the system is not performing. This can save you money on cable testing and inspections but the initial costs will be much greater.

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