A Fire alarm installation is an important consideration for many businesses. If you are a business owner or decision maker, or you are your company’s ‘responsible person’, accountable for the overall fire safety of your commercial building, then you are probably aware that installing an effective, well-maintained fire alarm system – also known as a fire detection system – is a legal requirement for most businesses.
UK fire safety legislation gives clear guidance regarding fire alarm installation. Apart from those businesses operating out of the smallest, simplest, low-risk commercial buildings, you must have a well-fitted, good quality fire alarm system that suits your specific premises to be within the law
Whilst necessary, installing a fire alarm can feel like a big expense and although it could save your business money in the long run, these sorts of bills rarely feel like they arrive at a good time.
Every Aspect Maintenance Services will always take your budget into account and feed this into your fire alarm installation proposal. We stock a wide range of fire alarm systems and our engineers are trained across many fire alarm protocols, so we’re sure we’ll always find something to suit your business.
Where possible, we try to re-use as much of your existing fire alarm system as we can, so as to save your business money. If new parts are needed, we will aim to supply them at a similar cost to that which you’d find online so you can feel confident you are only paying for our team’s time and expertise.
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• All fire alarm installations certified to British Standards by our industry approved engineers
• FREE, no obligation survey, and quotes provided within a week
• Competitive prices that work with your budget – we will save you money where we can
• A clear estimate of the time it will take to install the system
• Full training on how to use your new fire alarm system
• A wide range of industry-approved fire alarm systems available
Types of fire alarm system:
We don’t expect everyone to be a fire alarm installation expert (that’s our job), so we’re always happy to provide an explanation about the different types of fire alarm system and who they might suit best.
Conventional fire alarm systems
The hardware associated with a conventional fire alarm tends to be much cheaper than the other types of alarm, however they are more difficult to install because they require more wiring, which in turn means more time is needed from the fire alarm installation team.
A conventional system won’t be able to tell you the precise location of the fire, however if they are wired correctly they will be able to divide your premises into zones. This means they can still be used as a cheaper solution even in premises with multiple floors or areas as long as the arrangement is fairly simple. However we wouldn’t recommend them for more complex buildings.
Addressable fire alarm systems:
Addressable alarm systems are a little more sophisticated than the more basic conventional type. Every device connected to the addressable system has its own unique address – hence the name. This means that when a fire is detected, the fire alarm control panel is able to tell you exactly which device has been activated, whether it’s a detector or a call point. This in turn means you have more chance of locating the fire and putting it out quickly.
Whilst addressable systems cost a little more, they can be easier to install than conventional systems because all of the devices are connected to one, wire ‘loop’, rather than by individual cables. They also have the potential to save your business money over time as they are less prone to false alarms and more effective in the case of actual fire. They are definitely worth considering for any commercial building that is a little more complex.
Wireless fire alarm systems:
Wireless fire alarm systems are great for premises that need to take appearances into account, such as high-end retail outlets, or who are restricted from doing much with the fabric of the property, such as listed buildings. As the name suggests, they require no cabling so are very quick and simple to install. However the systems themselves are expensive and have a number of ongoing costs associated with them.
Primarily this ongoing cost is the regular replacement of batteries. These need to be frequently checked and replaced if necessary. Some wireless systems use bespoke batteries which are more expensive than the standard types you’re used to buying in the shops. Because of the ongoing cost, we would recommend wireless systems in specialist cases as mentioned above, or as a temporary fire safety solution where it’s not feasible to install a wired system, such as on building sites.
Other types of fire alarm system:
Outside of the three main types of fire alarm system, there are many variations of detector, call point and bell (known as ‘sounders’). Our engineer can advise you of the various types and provide a recommendation following a site visit and free survey.
How the Every Aspect Maintenance Services Fire Alarm team works
If you need a fire alarm, then our years experience will really count. We know the last thing your business needs is a load of disruption. So we’ll do everything possible to keep things simple and straightforward and work around you.
If you need a hard-wired conventional or addressable fire alarm installation (see above) then we’ll make sure that all cabling work is done with the minimum of fuss.
That might mean dove-tailing our role with other contractors working on your site, such as decorators, electricians or plumbers. Or it might mean scheduling work on trunking and concealed cabling for a quiet time in your day or calendar year.
Whatever the circumstances, the process will start with our engineer visiting you at a time that suits you, to discuss specific requirements and budget. There’s no obligation and no fee.
• Call us on 0800 246 5187 or use our contact us page to book your free survey
• Our engineer will visit at a time that suits you to inspect your premises and discuss your budget
• Within a week we will email you a set of recommendations, an estimate of how long the work will take and a quote
• If you decide to accept the quote – thank you! You just need to call or email the office to let us know
• We will check our fire alarm installation schedule and agree dates with you for the work to start and finish
• Once the job is done we will leave the site clean and tidy and you will have all the relevant fire alarms certifications
If you arrange a fire alarm installation with one of our team, you’ll find that our engineers pride themselves on a friendly, flexible approach. They’ll work quietly in the background while you get on with your job