A commercial fire alarm system will provide warning of a danger to occupants so they have time to evacuate a property and prevent serious injuries or even death. Technology has made it possible for these systems to pinpoint the exact location of the heat or smoke that’s of concern inside your building. There are some older versions of fire alarm systems still in use which may be using buzzers or belt methods. If you are interested in updating or inspecting your fire alarm system, contact 1st Alarm Fire Today.
Inspecting Commercial Fire Alarm Systems
Local authorities and insurance carriers require routine inspections of commercial fire alarm systems. As a business owner, you are responsible for scheduling and ensuring these inspections are carried out within the specified time frame. An inspection by a certified technician will give you confirmation that your system and all its components are in proper working condition. The technician will also make sure there has been no damage to your system or anything that would impair its operation. With each inspection, you should also compile documentation that the system and its components have been checked and found to be in proper working condition.
When to Schedule Commercial Fire Alarm System Inspection
Having a schedule for your inspections and following through with them is vital to catching problems before they become costly repairs. There are some components of a commercial fire alarm system that should be inspected monthly or even weekly, but full system checks should be scheduled quarterly, semiannually or at the very minimum annually. Check with your local authorities or insurance carrier as they may have time limits on the intervals between inspections.
Testing Your Commercial Fire Alarm System
Inspecting your commercial fire alarm system involves running operational tests to make sure the smoke detectors, batteries, and notification appliances are performing correctly. The sensitivity of the smoke detectors is verified, the audibility of the notification system is checked, and batteries are checked for corrosion and expiration date. When all the components and the full system has been checked and verified, you should receive a complete report from the technician stating all steps of inspection have been conducted.
Maintaining Your Commercial Fire Alarm System
It is easy to overlook maintenance of your commercial fire alarm system if you aren’t experiencing any difficulties with its operation. The problem with not performing routine maintenance of your system means there could be small issues developing that could turn into serious repairs. 1st Alarm Fire can discuss a maintenance schedule with you to keep your system in top working condition.
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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’s ongoing, upcoming and completed Commercial Fire Alarm and low voltage application projects support businesses from coast to coast with some of our most recent projects supporting businesses in Colorado. 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.
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