Fire Safety and Security

Fire Safety and Security

Your Safety, Your Business, Your Budget!

Installing a fire alarm can feel like a big expense but a vital one. Installing a fire alarm system is a legal requirement and without one, you are not only putting your business at risk but life’s as well. We understand that these expenses can have a large impact on your business. Therefore for this reason, where possible, we try to re-use as much of your existing fire alarm system as we can, to save you money. If replacement parts are required, we will aim to provide and install them for a reasonable price.

Why a Fire Alarm System?

As responsible fire system specialists, we only use the highest quality and
most reliable conventional, addressable and wireless fire detection systems.

Your Responsibility

You’re responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re: an employer, the owner, the landlord, an occupier or anyone else with control of a premises.

You’re known as the ‘responsible person’. If there’s more than one responsible person, you have to work together to meet your responsibilities.

How can we help?

The Fire Safety Order also applies if you have paying guests, for example if you run a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or let a self-catering property. As the responsible person you must: Carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly, Tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified, Put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures, Plan for an emergency, Provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training

Did you know?

Penalties and Enforcement – You could be fined or go to prison if you don’t follow fire safety regulations

Between 2016 and 2017 there were over 550,000 fire related incidents attended in the UK.

Between 2016 and 2017 there were over 30,000 fires in residential buildings and 15,500 + in other buildings.

We can supply and install all types of fire detection systems from small manual systems to large networked multisite with graphical displays and PC controls.

What we can supply:
– Conventional fire alarm systems
– 2 – Wire conventional fire alarm systems
– Addressable fire alarm systems
– Wireless fire alarm systems
– Gas Supression extinguishing systems
– Aspirating fire alarm systems

Why Us?
– All work certified to British Standards
– FREE, no obligation survey and quotations
– Competitive prices that work with your budget
– A clear estimate of the time it will take to install the system
– Full training on how to use your new fire alarm system

System Types

Addressable fire alarm systems

An addressable fire alarm system is a little more sophisticated than the more basic conventional type.

Every device connected to the addressable system’s wiring loop has its own unique address – hence the name. This means that when a fire or fault is detected, the fire alarm control panel is able to tell you exactly which device has been activated, where it is located, and whether it’s a detector or a call point. This, in turn, means you have more chance of locating a fire and taking the necessary action in the most efficient way. 

Although addressable equipment cost is higher than conventional, they are generally easier to install due to all of the devices being connected to one, wire ‘loop’, rather than by individual cables. This also reduces the amount of cable required and in most cases makes them many cost effective to install.

Conventional fire alarm systems

Conventional fire alarm equipment tends to be the cheapest of the types of fire alarm, however, they are more costly to install because they require more wiring, which in turn means more time is needed from the fire alarm installation team.

A conventional system will not be able to tell you the precise location of the fire detector which has operated only the common zone.  Each zone can have up to 20 individual detectors to connected to it so this will slow down the tracing of the detector in a fire or fault condition  

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.

Wireless Fire Alarm Systems
Wireless fire alarm systems are great for premises where the installation of cabling is not practical or not cost effective. 

We have experience of using wireless fire alarm system in many different type of premises especially listed premises, and historic buildings.

Due to the lack of cable installation required the device installation is a lot easier. However, the equipment is far more expensive than a cabled system and has a number of ongoing costs associated with it like the replacement of batteries.

Hybrid fire alarm systems

A hybrid fire alarm system is a mixture of an addressable wired system and a wireless system and is a very convenient way of getting over an awkward wring problem in part of a building.