Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How to Choose the Right Fire Alarm System for Your Business

Bison Fire's Guide to the right fire alarm system

In your place of business, ensuring the safety of your employees in the case of a fire-related emergency is crucial. As a business owner, you do everything that you can to protect your business both in terms of safety and legality, including having a high-quality and effective fire alarm system. However, with such a wide variety of fire alarm systems available on the modern market, making the right choice for your place of business may not be an obvious one.

A well-designed fire alarm system is one that keeps your employees and your business safe by protecting the building and its contents entirely. In order to choose the right commercial fire alarm system for your business, consult a fire protection expert, and ask yourself the following questions about your business:

1.  “How big is my commercial space?”

Is your business located in a small building, or multiple units in a tower space? The type of commercial space that you occupy has a big impact in the type of fire alarm system you need.

Basic systems are great for businesses in small buildings that a fire can easily be found. But for larger buildings, members of your local fire department will need help in determining where exactly a fire is, which is what a sophisticated fire alarm system can provide.

2. “What risk factors does My business have?”

Every business is different, therefore, so are the fire risks surrounding it. A fire alarm system must be able to alert everyone in the building that there is a fire, including people who are hearing impaired, blind, or have other issues that may require a different method of alerting them to a fire.

It’s important to remember a fire alarm system simply let’s people know that there is a fire risk, so ensure that your commercial space is also equipped with smoke detectors, heat sensors, and a sprinkler system.

3. “Does my business require constant monitoring?”

If you’re business doesn’t run on a 24 hour basis, implementing a 24/7 monitoring system will help catch fires when you’re not at your job. These systems are especially important for large warehouses or computer-based businesses who have a considerable amount of money and product present in their commercial space.

24/7 fire alarm monitoring systems can notify the your local fire department for you, or notify you directly in case of a fire, making sure that your commercial space is protected and safe.

Discuss Your Choices with a Fire Safety Professional

The most effective way to choose a fire alarm system that perfectly fits your unique commercial space is to consult with a fire safety professional. These experts have the knowledge, tools, and experience to help you and your employees feel safe within your place of business. 

Looking for superior fire alarm specialists? Contact Bison Fire Protection for service in Winnipeg, Thompson, Kenora, Brandon, Regina, or Saskatoon. Contact us for your fire protection solutions and services today.

 

Posted by Rob Read at 11:06 AM

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