The Benefits of Wireless Fire Alarms
Posted: 23/03/2022
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The Benefits of Wireless Fire Alarms

By now, we’re almost all used to wireless technology and how it works, but there are some areas where you might be more sceptical about the idea, especially when it comes to safety.

Wireless fire alarms have been around for quite a long time now – since the 1980s in fact – and while they may not suit every building, they come with multiple benefits that mean they’re growing in popularity. So let’s take a look at how wireless fire alarms work and what the benefits are for your premises.

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How do wireless fire alarms work?

The clue to how wireless fire alarms work should be obvious from the fact that they’re sometimes referred to as radio signal fire alarms. Rather than using the traditional wires to connect call points and detectors to a fire alarm control panel, a wireless system uses a radio signal to connect the various assets.

This system runs on batteries, allowing the different components to communicate, so even in the event of a power cut, your wireless fire alarm will still work. Just remember to check batteries regularly to avoid being caught out.

Designed to be just as reliable as a traditional wired system, any wireless system we install at Surrey Tech Services Ltd will meet the industry standards to ensure you’re keeping those in your building protected.

Five significant benefits of wireless fire alarms

Let’s take a look at some of the key benefits of wireless fire alarms, to help better illustrate why the system is popular.

  • Quicker and easier to install than traditional wired systems
  • No wires or cables means a clean look for your premises
  • Easy to extend or modify if your business requirements change
  • No damage to your walls or other structures when being installed
  • Remains operational even if you experience a power cut

These are just five of the biggest ways in which you can benefit when choosing a wireless fire alarm over a wired one, but let’s put that into context with our next question.

Who are wireless fire alarms recommended for?

There are very few instances where a wireless fire alarm system wouldn’t be a good idea, but here are some scenarios where it’s the number one choice:

  • Buildings with high ceilings where it is difficult to install traditional systems
  • Any temporary locations that need a fire alarm such as on construction sites
  • Historic or listed buildings where there are restrictions on what alterations can be made
  • Retail units if the look and shopping experience would be ruined by unsightly cables
  • Any business that would suffer in the event of a power failure because of high occupancy levels and out-of-hours operation such as hotels
  • Any business that may want to expand within a building over time
  • Communal buildings and blocks of flats where traditional system installation could be disruptive and time-consuming


Here at Surrey Tech Services Ltd, we provide a wide range of fire alarm systems, helping you find the right one to suit your business or commercial operations. We’re experts in the swift, professional installation of wireless fire alarms and fire alarm servicing for those based in London or the Home Counties – including Maidenhead, Guildford and Slough.

Call our friendly team today to discuss getting a wireless fire alarm system installed for your premises.

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