Fire Detection Systems For Large Businesses
Faced with the prospect of a fire on their premises, most businesses want a detection system that will alert staff quickly and get them safely out of the building. Businesses are legally required to have a fire risk assessment and this can highlight potentially weak areas or obstacles in the case of a fire.
Fire detection systems explained
At one end of the spectrum there are basic alarm devices that work on an individual basis. Moving up a tier are more sophisticated detection systems which have 2, 3 or 4 detectors linked together. This means if just one goes off, the others will and this is handy if employees are located in different parts of your premises. At the top end of sophistication are those systems equipped with water spinklers that, not only have detectors linked throughout the business, they will also notify the fire brigade for you and call for immediate assistance.
Fire detection from Absolute Security
It’s important that whatever system you invest in achieves its objectives, to alert your staff as quickly as possible and enable a speedy evacuation of the building. We therefore spend time with you to access your property in terms of a fire. This means checking if alarms will be heard through the doors in the property, gaining a detailed understanding of the layout of your premises, determing exit routes and identifying any potential obstacles. We will ensure any system is not challenged by other security measures you have in place (for example doors remaining locked, lifts and entrance gates or barriers) in the case of a fire.In terms of our work in this area, we have adopted the NSI NACOSS Gold standards and are also members of the Fire Industry Association.