This article is written by A.P.E Fire & Security, one of the leading providers and installers of fire alarms in Bristol.
Fire alarms are a legal requirement for business premises and communal areas which shows just how important they are.
Although personal homes may not have to legally be required to install an extensive fire alarm system – these systems can still massively increase the safety of your family, your possessions and can have a number of benefits.
For business premises, although it’s a legal requirement to install a Fire Alarm Systems – it’s important to understand the benefits of upgrading your current system or reviewing the status of your system in terms of servicing and the benefits of an upgrade.
If you have a number of questions about fire alarm systems that you want to be answered – read on.
Ensuring Full Security & Safety in Your Property
Safety and security are understandably becoming more and more important for homeowners.
With advanced systems now available on the market at competitive prices, it’s now a great period of time to consider installing a full and comprehensive fire alarm and security system.
If you currently already have a security system installed – a fire alarm system will seamlessly combine with your security system.
As well as increasing your safety in the home and easing your peace of mind – you can also expect to pay lower insurance premiums because of the fact that you have increased potential fire protection and taken action to reduce the risk of fires spreading in your home.
This is one of the other major benefits in terms of deciding to install and maintain a fire alarm system in your home.
Upgrading Your Business’s Existing Fire Alarm System
Businesses are required to have an operational fire alarm and arrange for regular testing as required by the law. Upgrading older systems can therefore also be beneficial for insurance premiums as well as staff morale as staff will see that you are investing in staff safety.
Regular servicing is also highly important and newer systems will come with guarantees and other benefits when installed by relevant qualified professionals.
Hiring a Company to Take Over Your Fire Alarm System Management
The management of your fire alarm system, especially if you live in a residential area such as flats or apartments is usually handled by trained fire alarm and security professionals.
Choosing the correct company in terms of the installation and monitoring or the management of your fire alarm system is highly important for a number of reasons:
- False alarms are reduced with monitored systems as the company that is in charge of your fire alarm system will be alerted to the alarm system being triggered. If there is no evidence of fire on the premises – the alarm can be switched off remotely.
- Fire alarm monitoring offers 24/7 protection, 365 days of the year. Emergency monitoring ensures that your business premises or home are protected in the event of a fire.
- You can arrange for emergency services to be dispatched in the event of an emergency. This can also be arranged for monitored CCTV and security systems.
- A monitored and controlled system removes the hassle of you having to worry about your fire alarm system and gives you the peace of mind that your home or business is being protected.
There are a number of reasons as to why fire alarm systems are so important. If you think that you would like to install a new fire alarm system for your home or that your business’ fire alarm system needs some TLC or an upgrade – why not speak to the experts today?
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