Moments matter whenever a fire threat becomes a reality. Once a fire begins to engulfs a structure it consumes precious oxygen, makes corridors impassable and blocks routes of escape. Mere seconds can separate survivors from fire victims. Commercial fire alarm systems give business owners the time they need to get everyone out of the businesses and away from danger. A professionally installed commercial fire alarm system from 1st Alarm is not only a sound affordable investment, having a commercial fire alarm system to protect your business and your employees is also the law.
Smolder to raging fire in seconds
Many people are surprised to learn that fires can double in size every minute. Depending on the fuel sources available, a fire can go from smoldering to free burning in seconds. The heat and smoke generated during the combustion process can cause confusion and fear making evacuation all but impossible.
The typical structure fire burns at temperatures exceeding 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit. Fire alarm systems equipped with heat detectors are designed to detect the growth of a fire. When the heat detector and smoke sensors determine a rapid rise in temperature is occurring within the business, they trigger the alarm. This trigger point is usually set somewhere between 117 and 136 degrees Fahrenheit. Thus, fire alarm systems are designed to detect a fire early before it has had a chance to engulf rooms and passageways in flames.
Commercial Fire Alarm Systems Save the Day
Fire alarm systems are designed to sound an alert when they detect the slightest whiffs of smoke and heat. This alerts everyone in the immediate vicinity to the presence of a fire.
The National Fire Protection Association estimates that the fatality rate within businesses that do not have a properly functioning fire alarm system is more than twice as high as for those that do. Without question, a fire alarm gives business owners the immediate warning and precious seconds needed to evacuate the business.
Commercial Fire Alarm Systems are Affordable Investments
Commercial fire alarm systems are inexpensive investments in protection. Thus, alarms can be placed in every room within the business without burning a hole in your wallet. Moreover, insurance companies love business owners who install fire alarm systems. These companies offer discounted premiums and deductibles to business owners who install fire alarm systems in key positions within the business.
Moreover, monitored fire alarm systems that trigger an immediate response from the fire department can also help protect property. Because fires grow rapidly, the minutes a monitored system saves can help protect personal possessions and the structure. This can make it easier and less expensive to recover and rebuild from the ashes.
No one ever expects to experience a devastating fire. It is a tragic experience that happens to “someone else” until the day it happens to you. Business owners who install and maintain fire alarm systems within their business will be ready when and if that day ever comes.
Put Your Trust in 1st Alarm, the most Reliable Commercial Fire Alarm System Design, Installation, Testing and Monitoring Company in Texas
The 1st Alarm team understands your commercial fire alarm systems needs. 1st Alarm knows how to protect our clients from the dangers of fire and the damage it can cause. Our commercial fire alarm monitoring services protect businesses in Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland, San Angelo and Oklahoma City. Contact us to learn more about the myriad of ways our fire alarm monitoring can protect your business. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you determine the best systems and monitoring plan for your budget and operational needs.
The team at 1st Alarm understands that you will have many burning questions on your mind when it comes time to choose the right commercial fire alarm system to protect your property. As a business owner, you know the importance of early fire detection and how it can save you from completely losing your property. 1st Alarm understands the importance as well and will be there for you 24/7 to ensure you are protected. We will also help you to create a fire safety policy for your employees to reduce injuries and prevent human loss should a fire occur. With 1st Alarm and an advanced commercial fire alarm system, you ensure your business is prepared adequately in the event a fire should happen in your business place.
1st Alarm is one of the biggest and best security companies in the region that specializes in both residential and commercial alarm systems as well as commercial fire alarm systems. Serving Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland / Odessa, El Paso, Abilene and San Angelo, we pride ourselves on buying local and hiring local whenever possible. We are committed to offering high quality, professional service with the utmost level of integrity. 1st Alarm is the best commercial fire alarm system company in our region as well. We have personnel trained and certified to meet your fire alarm system needs. To learn more about how our commercial fire alarm systems may be a great fit for your company, Request a Quote online or give us a call at 800-276-5559. You can even visit our office near you.