Fire Alarm Service Providers Provide Ongoing Maintenance of All Components
Fire alarm services are more complex than just smoke detectors mounted on the walls or an invisible fire annunciator board in front of your house. Your fire alarm system consists of several components, much more deeply integrated than just the fire alarm itself. In fact, all fire alarm systems are more like a system than a single component. Every part performs a particular job to ensure the safety of you and your family, but each part is also responsible for some other jobs. The fire alarm is only responsible for detecting the fire and then calling the fire department. But there are several other critical functions that every fire alarm system must perform, and if any of those other functions are not working properly, your system will not be as effective as it should be.
Many fire alarm systems these days are monitored by a central fire code database. This database is updated regularly, and fire alarm service providers have a responsibility to make sure the system stays up to date with current fire code information. It is important to test your fire code database on a regular basis to ensure that it is correctly set to match your local fire code. If it is out of sync, your fire alarm will not function properly. This can not only inconvenience your customers (when they call for help and you do not respond promptly), but can put your employees and your business at risk of encountering dangerous fire conditions.
Regular fire alarm systems installation also ensures that your fire protection equipment is installed in an appropriate manner, in compliance with the standards set down by your local fire protection association. A good installation service will conduct a thorough inspection of fire protection equipment and make sure that everything is in proper working order. The most common problems experienced by fire alarm systems are mechanical failures and electrical malfunctions. A quality fire protection installation service company can address these issues with ease, restoring your equipment and making sure that you have the best protection possible.
A fire alarm installation service will also make sure that the fire alarms and other systems are in proper working order. This includes scheduling regular tests of the fire alarm system, ensuring that wiring connections are correct, testing backup batteries periodically, and performing routine maintenance inspections of various components. A quality maintenance company should perform these inspections and tests on a regular basis and conduct repairs when necessary.
Fire detectors should be tested and hooked up periodically to ensure that they are functioning correctly. During your system inspection, a professional service provider should inspect the alarm’s sensitivity to heat and motion. If the detectors do not work in a safe manner after the system inspection, a faulty component or worn contacts could be to blame.
Fire suppression systems include a number of different components such as fire suppression duct detectors and smoke detectors. Most fire alarm installation services also install and maintain heat detectors. In addition, heat detectors are necessary in some areas for real-time protection of those who have experienced the devastation of a fire. Smoke detectors are used to detect the presence of fire in a building, and when activated can alert fire departments and occupants of a dangerous fire. A service provider that is proficient at installing duct detectors and smoke detectors should also be able to assist in any necessary updates or replacements to these devices.