Every year more than 1 million fires take place in the U.S. Some of these fires end up being deadly, while others cause massive amounts of property damage. You can prevent a fire from wreaking havoc on your home or business by installing a fire alarm system. Take a look at a few of the things you should keep in mind before putting a fire alarm system into your residential or commercial property.
Is the fire alarm system designed properly?
If you’re adding a few smoke detectors to your home, you can probably do it on your own without the help of a professional. Nevertheless, if you’re adding an entire fire alarm system to your home or business, it’s best to work with a qualified contractor who can create a design for your fire alarm system that will work. You don’t want to install a fire alarm system that isn’t designed properly since it might not detect fires until it’s too late.
Is the fire alarm system up to code?
There are quite a few rules and regulations go along with fire alarm systems. These codes tend to be different depending on where you live and work. Your fire alarm contractor should be up to date on the latest rules and regulations concerning fire alarms and should be able to make sure your system is completely up to code before you start using it.
Is the fire alarm system equipped to meet the needs of those who will be using it?
There are so many different kinds of fire alarm systems. Some will simply sound an alarm when a fire is detected while others will notify the local fire department automatically when they go off. You should think long and hard about which system you install and make sure it fits the needs of those who will be using it. A good contractor will be able to work with you to pick the system that would be best for your home or business.
Once you have decided what kind of fire alarm system you want, Life Safety Consultants can help you get your hands on it. Call us at 888-557-0558 today to inquire about any of the fire alarm products we have in stock.