Commercial fire alarms

Why does your business need commercial fire alarms?

For commercial premises, it is a legal requirement to perform a full fire risk assessment and implement measures, such as commercial fire alarms, that can protect your property, and more importantly, your employees. Regular maintenance of equipment is also required in order to stay compliant. The quicker your commercial fire alarm system can recognise a fire, the quicker you and your staff can get to safety  and the authorities are able to respond.

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Engineer installing smoke detector

Our fire alarm services include:

Ionisation sensors – The most common type of fire alarm, these sensors detect smoke particles in the air.

Heat sensors – They work in locations where there may be smoke present in normal use of the area to minimise the risk of false alarms.

Optical sensors – Using infrared beams, optical sensors can detect even the slowest burning flames.

Manual call alarm – If you or a team member happen to see the ignition of a fire, you can call the commercial fire alarm from a designated manual call point that will be installed at key locations in your building.

Optical beams – For high-level areas such as warehouses or sports halls we can install optical beams that will give cover over large areas with minimal cost.

Sounders – To warn users that there is an alarm we will install sounders in all areas. Sounders can also have a strobe built in to provide a visual as well as an audible warning.

Refuge alarms – In buildings where there are stairs and lifts, and there may be users with mobility problems, these enable anyone using refuges to communicate with the main entrance or control room and get assistance.

Maintenance packages – To ensure all your systems are compliant and up to date, we can provide a maintenance package to give you 24/7 access to an engineer and routine services to keep the system fully operational.

Our team will work with you to determine the correct level of protection for the risks you have identified and will design a fire alarm to mitigate those risks.

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Book a free consultation with one of our experts!

Each and every one of our customers deserves the very best service and this starts from when you first contact us. The first step is to book a call with us. After that discovery call, we will visit your home or business premises to review what technology you need, where it is best used, and why it would benefit you. Only when we understand the level of risk you are facing will we put a proposal together for you.

We are fully certified and accredited with the SSAIB, so you can be confident you will get what’s right for you!

Frequently asked questions

The Fire Reform Act of 2005 sets out the legal requirements for those with control over a building. One of those requirements is that the Responsible Person should carry out a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) and use the findings to determine the level of protection necessary to minimise any Risks that have been identified.  

The FRA will stipulate the type and grade of system needed.

We can work with you to help decide the best system to suit your needs and prepare a design that will give the protection indicated.

In some locations, a basic manual (M) system is all that is necessary, but ideally, you want to raise an alarm as soon as possible to give anyone in the building the best chance of escaping and dealing with a fire. By having a system with automatic detection, you will increase its effectiveness.

We can now install wireless alarm systems that, in the majority of locations, need no wiring, (except to power the control panel) so most Planning Officers are happy for us to install a fire alarm, subject to certain Planning Requirements.

BAFE is one of the accreditation bodies that oversee the standard of installation work that companies carry out. Companies are regularly inspected and the whole process from design to installation and maintenance is all checked to ensure work is to an acceptable standard.

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