Choosing the Right Fire Alarm System for Your Business
You’ve worked hard to build your business. All it takes is one out-of-control inferno to destroy the fruits of your labor — and possibly put the lives of your employees and customers at risk. A well-designed, high-quality fire alarm system can provide the early warning that protects both people and property. It will give you the peace of mind of knowing you’re doing everything possible to keep your property safe.
How to Choose a Commercial Fire Alarm System
There are several factors to consider when choosing a commercial fire alarm system for your business:
- Do you need to protect people, assets or both?
It’s likely you’ll need an alarm system that will protect both people and property. Your system design should incorporate the features that apply to specific areas of your establishment. For example, you will need smoke detectors in heavily populated areas of your facility and audible fire alarms in remote storage/warehousing locations containing valuable items but little human traffic.
- Does the system comply with all applicable fire codes?
Your fire alarm system must comply with the fire codes in your jurisdiction. A reputable fire alarm provider in your area can ensure your alarms are up to code. Keep in mind that the fire codes only outline bare-minimum protection standards. You’ll probably need a more advanced system to meet your safety requirements.
- Have you conducted a comprehensive fire risk assessment?
A risk assessment will identify your business’s specific fire hazards and help you determine the types of fires that pose the biggest threats. You can then tailor the design of your fire alarm system accordingly. For example, if an area of your property contains materials that produce a heavy volume of smoke when they burn, you’ll need to install high-quality smoke detectors.
- Does your business have any unique fire alarm requirements?
Choosing a commercial fire alarm system should also consider any unusual requirements that pertain to your business. For instance, if you operate a fragile structure or one that contains expensive items, you may need to install a wireless system to avoid possible damage from installing electrical wiring. If you employ physically or mentally challenged individuals, you will need a system design that accounts for their special needs.
- Does your alarm system include 24/7 monitoring?
Unless your business operates around the clock, there will probably be times when the property is vacant. Professional 24/7 monitoring ensures any fire is detected in the early stages, as well as the prompt dispatching of first responders if necessary. You’ll sleep better at night knowing that someone is keeping a close eye on your business.
Contact Titan Alarm, Inc. for Professional Commercial Fire Alarm System Design in Phoenix
If you need help choosing a fire alarm system for business use in Phoenix, AZ, contact the pros at Titan Alarm, Inc. We can perform a comprehensive on-site assessment and recommend the best product for your needs and budget. We also provide complete design, installation, maintenance and monitoring services. Contact us to learn more today.
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Updated by Titan Alarm on November 2, 2018.