Moments matter when a fire begins to consume a residential structure. As the fire engulfs the business it will consume precious oxygen, make corridors impassable and block routes of escape. Often, it is mere seconds that separate survivors from fire victims. A fire alarm system gives business owners the moments and seconds they need to get everyone out of the business and away from danger.
Fires Have Voracious Appetites
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 ignite confusion, fear, and make it impossible to evacuate.
The typical house 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 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 fire early before it has had a chance to engulf rooms and passageways in flame.
Fire Alarm Systems Save the Day
Fire alarm systems are designed to sound when they detect the slightest whiffs of smoke and heat. This alerts you, your family, and those 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.
Fire Alarm Systems Provide Peace of Mind
When everyone’s tucked in for the night and drifting off to dream, the whole family can rest easy knowing that the fire alarm system is keeping a vigilant guard over the business. As visions of sugarplums and sheep waft through your minds, you can relax knowing that the fire alarm system is making sure puffs of smoke aren’t wafting through the business.
This peace of mind is even greater when your fire alarm system is connected to a business security system. Doing so makes it possible to monitor your business and keep it safe from fire when you are out of town on business or enjoying a relaxing vacation.
Fire Alarm Systems are Affordable Investments
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 such as the kitchen, laundry room, bedrooms, garage, etc.
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 have a house 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.