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.
BusinessWatch offers a full fire alarm monitoring service to ensure your business is always protected and gives you peace of mind. Your fire alarm system will be professionally monitored by our own in-house Alarm Receiving Centre, by our team of highly trained Monitoring Centre Operatives.
Our in-house Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) prides itself on providing a superior service compared to other fire alarm monitoring companies. You will receive a fully transparent, honest service with detailed reports provided for every single activation detected. Our ARC is fully NSI Gold accredited and operates to BS5979 category II standards.
The benefits you’ll receive when you have your fire alarm system monitored by us are many. They include:
Enhanced protection of your building
Reduce risk to employees
Reduced business disruption
Rapid response to alarm activations
Reduce unwanted false alarms
Professional & transparent service
Full detailed reporting
24 hours a day monitoring, every day
Only confirmed alarms are acted on
Peace of mind
Protecting your site by having your fire alarm monitored is an investment for your business. If your fire alarm is activated, here is what will happen step-by-step.
The signal from your fire alarm system is received by our Alarm Receiving Centre.
If the alarm is activated within your site’s normal working hours, our Monitoring Centre Operatives will contact your site to check if the activation is a false alarm or not.
If the alarm is activated outside of your site’s working hours, our Monitoring Centre Operatives will initiate a fire brigade response immediately.
When you sign up for our fire alarm monitoring service, we will select the best monitoring device suited for your fire alarm system and premises. To ensure coverage at all times, we will always select a dual-path monitoring device. This device uses a combination of IP, GPRS and LTE paths to transmit activation signals. This means that if the fire alarm activation signal can’t be transmitted via one means, it’s backed up by another significantly increases the likelihood of the activation signal being responded to.
With these statistics, not having your fire alarm monitored 24 hours a day is a risk to your business, your site, your customer base and your ability to continue trading should the worst happen. Using a fully accredited monitoring provider will assure you 24 hours a day, 365 days per year that when the alarm is activated, it will be acted upon.
– Immediate response to out of hours alarm activations
– Fires detected and acted on earlier
– Peace of mind against potential arson attacks out of hours
– Risk of harm to employees attending alarm activations out of hours stopped
– Constant support from our expert Monitoring Centre Operatives
– Potential for reduced insurance premiums when fire alarm system is monitored
– Dependent on passers-by to raise the alarm if out of hours
– Fires likely to destroy building before fire brigade attend
– Arson attacks likely to create substantial damage to your site
– Employees attending site for alarm activations puts them at risk
– No support out of hours, and dependent on employees during normal working hours
– No reduction in insurance premiums
Having your fire alarm system monitored isn’t essential. However, it is strongly advised in order to protect your business, your site and your employees.
In residential care premises, BS 5839 states ‘facilities should be provided for automatic transmission of alarm signals to an alarm receiving centre’. This 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 occupations are also subject to this standard and should have their fire alarm system monitored.
If you’re unsure whether your site should have its fire alarm system monitored, then please contact us for advice.
If you’re wanting to:
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. If you have any questions with regards to the alarm monitoring services that we offer then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions.
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We have two guides available completely free of charge to help ensure your business is fire safe.
Will answer all your questions on the process of installing a fire alarm system, guiding you down the right path to protecting your business and employees, and complying with fire safety legislation.
This guide will establish exactly what your responsibilities are to ensure you’re kept on the right side of the law, and that your business and your employees are kept as safe as possible from the threat of fire.Download
Fire alarm monitoring can be an important part of a business’ fire safety plan. It ensures that no fire alarm goes unnoticed, especially important out of hours, and can also reduce the impact of false alarms. Fire alarm monitoring can make a site and employees feel safer at work.
Fire alarm monitoring is not a legal requirement, but it is strongly advised. However, it’s important to note that some businesses in residential care, or with certain fire alarm categories may be legally required to have fire alarm monitoring in place. If you are unsure, speak to the BusinessWatch team who will be happy to help on 0330 094 7404.
Fire alarm monitoring costs will vary depending on how many components of the system need to be monitored. However, it is not as costly as some may think and is a worthwhile investment for any site. For an accurate cost, speak to the team who can provide you with a free quote. Call 0330 094 7404 today.
We can monitor the majority of fire alarm systems. Speak to the team to find out more.
Our monitoring operatives are handpicked based on their experience and skill set. We train them extensively to be able to quickly and calmly resolve any fire alarm triggers and action the most appropriate response, all whilst delivering a 5* service to our customers.
We’ve got you covered.