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How Commercial Fire Alarm Systems Differ From Residential Ones

Commercial Fire Alarm System Panel

Are fire detection systems the same for both residential and commercial places? Not entirely. After all, a house is different than, say, an office building, a hotel or a restaurant. Typically, commercial buildings are bigger and more complex than residential housing properties. Up to Code For starters, commercial businesses have fire detection and code requirements… Read more »

4 Common Fire Safety Violations in Commercial Buildings

Fire in a commercial building

Most businesses have the required safety features their buildings need, but many forget to check if they adhere to basic fire safety rules. Fire safety violations are common in commercial buildings where owners and employees maintain a fast-paced work environment. It is easy to forget that just because you have the required smoke detectors and… Read more »

Does My Business Need Photoelectric or Ionization Smoke Alarms?

Simplex (4098-9601) Photoelectric Smoke Detector 0742441CN

There are two very common types of smoke alarms, both with fancy names: photoelectric and ionization alarms. Do you know which ones you currently have? Most people do not– they just know they have some smoke alarms in their home or building. Ionization vs. Photoelectric How do the two types of smoke alarms work? Well,… Read more »

Why is My Commercial Fire Alarm Chirping?

Commercial Fire alarm

Is there a bird or some sort of animal in the office or the building? What’s that chirping noise? Oh, it’s the fire alarm. Why is the commercial fire alarm chirping? There are several reasons your fire alarm is chirping. Perhaps there’s a loose or improperly installed battery that needs to be checked. Sometimes, the… Read more »

The Benefits of Simplex Clocks

Simplex (6310-9226) 12″ Round Replacement Synchronized Clock

How do you tell time? Do you look at your phone to find the time? Most people do exactly that these days. That said, plenty of people still look at clocks hanging on the wall, too, and this is especially true in public venues and places where large numbers of people gather for everyday life–… Read more »

How Warehouses Can Prevent Fires

Rummage from a warehouse fire

Warehouses can prevent fires from getting out of control by taking simple steps to ensure they’re prepared for any potential problems, and by doing maintenance and replacements as needed, especially concerning fire alarm systems. What Warehouses Need to Prevent Fires What are the key things warehouses need to consider, in order to help prevent fires… Read more »