Why Have A Fire Alarm?
Fire Alarms are probably the most important alarm system in your house, yours and your families safety is your highest priority and Bellit Security understands this. Bellit Security provides quality, innovative fire alarm systems. Detecting unwanted smoke and fire in your home, our fire alarm systems will alert you and your family of the danger enabling you to leave the building. Our home fire alarms systems are designed for your home, constantly working to ensure there is no danger in your house ensuring full safety of you, your family and your contents. House fires devastate lives; don’t run the risk of having an undetected fire in your home. Accidents do happen but with fire alarm company, Bellit Security, you can live in the knowledge that your home fire alarm system is keeping your home safe. We at Bellit Security pride ourselves on our fantastic fire alarm installation, with many years experience we know exactly where to install fire alarms in your home to give you the utmost safety.
Fire Alarm installation in commercial properties should never be overlooked, complying with health and safety laws every commercial property should have a fire alarm system in place. Bellit Security fire alarm service offers you a variety of fire alarms to suit your property break glass stations; manually actuated devices, buttons and manual pull stations are all fantastic ways to protect your property.
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Fire Alarm Services
Fire alarm systems are designed to send out a warning if a fire accident has occurred. Generally, they are of three types: Manual fire alarm systems, automatic fire alarm systems and fire alarm systems that are both manual and automatic. Manual fire alarm systems require manual activation in order to send out a warning signal. Automatic fire alarm systems, on the other hand, automatically detect any change in the surroundings caused by fire and send out a warning signal. The third type is one that can be manually or automatically activated.
In general, they are categorised as L – used for protecting life, P – used for protecting buildings and M – which are manual systems. Further classifications include the following:
M – As mentioned earlier, these are manual systems, which require the occupants to activate the alarm. This type of fire alarm system does not have the capability of detecting fire.
P1 – Since this is used to protect buildings, it is installed in all parts of the building, except in places with low risk of fire accidents such as cupboards.
P2 – This type of system is installed only in specific parts of buildings, which are highly prone to fire accidents or contain valuable items.
L1 – Since this is used for protection of life, it has automatic detectors, which are installed through out the building. This is typically suitable for residential houses.
L2 – This also has automatic detectors that are installed in areas of houses that are highly prone to fire accidents. This is suitable for medium sized premises.
L3 – This is more suited for buildings. Detectors are placed in all the rooms that lead to the escape routes. Even the escape routes have detectors installed. This gives early warning in order to prevent crowd in escape ways.
L4 – The detectors are primarily installed in escape ways. They may also be installed in other parts, but the main objective is to protect escape ways. This, however, is not suitable for bigger and complex buildings.
L5 – This covers the rest of the parts of building that all of the above categories fail to cover. It can also be referred to as the custom category.
Apart from these categories of fire alarm systems, there are many fire alarm systems available in the market that have different designs. Initiating devices are of manual, which include break glass and buttons; and automatic types, which include heat detectors, smoke detectors, flame detectors etc. The notification appliances are also of different types – audible alarms, visible alarms and olfactory stimuli alarms (which will help in warning blind and deaf people). Some complex fire alarm systems come with voice alarm communication systems, which can be used to manually give instructions or can play pre-recorded messages.
Although we all know that prevention is always better than cure, fire is often unavoidable. A good fire alarm service should install a system that not only detects the presence of fire and smoke, but also alerts authorities immediately in order to have the fire under control as early as possible.
A complete fire alarm service should include every meticulous detail including site survey, design, installation, commission, monitoring, and annual maintenance to ensure that the system is foolproof and that it functions as intended.
A trusted fire alarm service provider should have a variety of fire safety systems from which homeowners or business owners can choose from. They should be able to choose what
type of fire alarm service they wish to have installed in their homes or businesses depending on their budget, the size of the structure where the system is to be installed, as well as how complicated the installed system is going to be.
Not many may know this but there are other advantages of installing a fire alarm service aside from its obvious main purpose.
Homes with a fire alarm service have greater value than ordinary homes in the real estate market. Also, having a fire alarm service in a house or in a business can lessen the cost of having these insured.
There is no perfect way to avoid devastating fires in our homes and in our workplaces. If we wish to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our assets at all times, we should invest in a trusted fire alarm service.
The fire risk assessment is a tool which will help you figure out whether the precautions against and procedures for dealing with fire which you already have in place are suitable and sufficient, and if not what you will need to change to ensure that they are. As with all risk assessments, the fire risk assessment aims to identify hazards, and reduce the risk which might come from those hazards.
The complexity of your fire risk assessment will depend to some extent upon the type of business you run, and sector specific advice should be sought in each case. However, in all cases, fire risk assessment should be carried out by a competent individual, and should be reviewed on a regular basis (perhaps annually), or more often if there are any significant changes to the premises.
As a general guide, you will need to consider the following things in your fire risk assessment:
• Chances of a fire occurring
• Dangers posed to individuals in the vicinity
• Means of raising alarm
• Means of fire fighting
• Means of escape
• Specific client groups (for example the elderly or disabled) who might be particularly vulnerable and whose needs may require special attention
And in terms of identifying hazards, your fire risk assessment is going to need to consider the following:
• Sources of ignition
• Sources of fuel
• Ways in which a fire could spread
As with most risk assessments, the fire risk assessment is largely common sense.
With a wireless Fire alarm system the different parts such as sounders, call points and beacons all communicate with the main control panel via wireless.
This means that the installation of the wireless fire alarm system is much simpler with hardly any disruption to existing building and can result in a huge saving in installation costs.
This is inversely outweighed by the increased cost of the wireless fire alarm system components but in general the systems can work out much cheaper because of the reduced labour installation cost.
In such buildings where there is heavy daily use such as bars and restaurants, hotels and large office blocks etc, the saving in loss of use of the facility should also be factored in.
An existing fire alarm systemcan be extended with the addition of a wireless fire alarm system to cover any extra parts of the building development or extension. The wireless fire alarm system and the conventional system can normally be made to work in conjunction as a single fire alarm system.
Many businesses and organisations can benefit from installing wireless fire alarm systems such as:
Those which can’t afford the down time and interruption of having wiring installed and have to remain open while new systems are being installed.
Places of historical importance where visible wires would impact on the overall look of the building.
Refurbishments or sites where a wireless fire alarm system is required because the existing traditional system is no longer in use.
Places where a normal fire alarm has failed and a new fire alarm system needs to be installed immediately to keep the inhabitants safe and the premises open.
Places with a lot of structures which are detached from the main building such as a temporary class room within a schools and outbuildings on rural farms.
Temporary installations, non-permanent office space for example, where you can take the wireless fire alarm system with you when you leave.
Wireless fire alarm systems are simple to install and cause little disruption to the occupants and visual aesthetics of the building, the average detector can take just five minutes to fit compared to hours on a wired system. The battery can last for over five years and because the system is constantly monitored, you can be assured of the same reliability and monitoring as a traditional wired system.
Bellit Security are please to be able to offer Wireless Fire Alarm systems to help you meet fire requirements in situation where running cables in not easily done.
We have successfully installed wireless fire alarms on in HMO properties (houses of multiple occupancy).
As our site is currently being updated more information on this will follow.
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