How do commercial fire alarm systems work?
The fire alarm system you choose will inform how it works, but all commercial fire alarms utilise control panels. This is so that call points and detectors can be integrated into the system – either wired or using radio frequencies – with status information fed back to the control panel.
When a fire is detected, the control panel will indicate where in your building the fire is – this will either be a general zone or a precise location depending on the system you opt for. Your fire alarm can also tell you more detail about faults, smoke and heat if you opt for an analogue addressable system – useful for reducing false alarms in larger buildings.
Our qualified team can advise you on the right system for your commercial premises, instructing you on how the system works upon the successful installation.
Do I need a fire alarm system for my business?
According to fire regulations in the UK, you need ‘an appropriate fire detection system’ for commercial premises. Whether you operate a large or small business, unless you have a small, single-storey, open plan space with no high-risk activities or materials, a fire alarm system of some kind is usually required.
At Surrey Tech Services Ltd, we advise companies across London and the Home Counties when it comes to whether a fire alarm is required. We operate in line with the law to state whether your premises require a fire alarm system. We can also conduct a fire risk assessment to establish any risks your business faces.