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Why fire alarms installation needs to be done by the professionals

Feb 17, 2020

We all understand the importance of having a fire alarm system in our home or business. A fire alarm offers a sense of security and peace of mind in knowing that if the worst were to happen that the people inside the building would be alerted and able to vacate the property safely, saving not only your life but limiting any potential damage to the property. Safety is our number one priority.

Even though we know the importance of having a fire alarm system, sadly less importance is placed upon fire alarms installation. To have a fully functioning, safe and effective fire alarm system, it needs to be installed correctly. Here we explain why fire alarms installation needs to be done by a professional, which is of even greater importance if you run a business.

Needs to conform to safety legislation

When you run a business, the safety of your employees and customers should always be your number one priority. Today it has never been easier to achieve this with the range of fire alarm systems that are available, including the wireless fire alarm system. But, these systems need to be installed correctly. All commercial buildings need a fire alarm system by law and fire alarm installation and maintenance in a commercial property need to conform to the British Standards (BS 5839-1:2013). This code of practice ensures that the fire alarm system in your business premises has been safely and correctly installed.

You need an experienced and qualified installation electrician

When you run a business, you simply cannot cut corners when it comes to matters of fire safety. There is no point buying an advanced fire alarm system if it is fitted incorrectly. Not only will this endanger lives, but you could also be held accountable should anything happen. A professionally installed fire alarm system will protect your premises and will save lives. Staff and customers will have time to exit the building with the early alert system and the fabric of the building will be preserved by the early contacting of the emergency services. This can only be achieved when the fire alarm system is working as it should, due to the correct installation and regular maintenance.

More than a smoke detector

Fire alarms installation needs to be undertaken by a professional who understands how that system will work within a fire situation. Today there are many different types of systems to suit different needs and types of businesses. For example, there are now systems that feature lights to alert those who have a hearing impairment that there is a fire and that they need to evacuate the building. A fire alarms installation professional will understand these different systems and will know how to install them correctly.

Don’t forget regular maintenance

Safety doesn’t end after using a professional fire alarms installation service. Regular maintenance checks are required by law for all commercial properties. A skilled fire alarm installation electrician has the experience and training to carry out these maintenance checks to ensure that the fire alarm system is working as it should.

Using a professional to install and then carry out regular maintenance checks will give you, your staff and your customers great peace of mind.

Here at Surrey Tech Services, we offer a professional fire alarm system installation service for both residential and commercial properties. We have years of experience in the field of fire alarm installation and can advise you on the best fire alarm system for your property or premises. To learn more about how we can help you then please do browse the website and get in touch with us today.

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