If your fire alarm activates out of business hours, who will be notified? Too many businesses depend on passers-by to raise the alarm should a fire break out. By the time this happens, it may be too late to save your building and your business.
By having your fire alarm monitored, as soon as the system is activated a signal will be sent to our alarm receiving centre (ARC). Once the ARC confirms the alarm, they will either contact a nominated person or third party to inform them of the activation, or initiate a fire brigade response – depending on the option chosen.
Having your fire alarm system monitored gives you the peace of mind that your business is always protected. You have constant round-the-clock fire protection, particularly useful out of business hours when a fire could start from an electrical fault or arson attack.
Is Fire Alarm Monitoring Essential?
Having your fire alarm system monitored isn’t essential for most businesses. However, it is strongly advised.
In residential care premises, BS 5839 states ‘facilities should be provided for automatic transmission of alarm signals to an alarm receiving centre’. Thiws also applies to category ‘P’ fire alarm systems where the building is not continuously occupied. Category ‘L’ systems installed in non-domestic premises in multiple occupation are also subject to this standard and should have their fire alarm system monitored.
What’s the next step?
If you’re looking for:
- a new monitoring contract for your system
- moving from your incumbent monitoring supplier
then call us on 0330 094 7404 for a free, no obligation quotation today. One of our expert Fire Safety Consultants will be available to discuss your requirements in more detail. They will answer any questions you may have, and fully inform you of the next steps. Then, if required, we’ll arrange a free on-site fire safety survey.