Service: Fire Alarm
A fire alarm is a system intended to detect and alert building occupants to the presence of a fire. Automatic or manual activation is available for fire alarms.
Smoke detectors are the primary means of detecting a fire. They are powered by batteries, so even if the power goes out the smoke alarms will continue to operate.
Many jurisdictions mandate fire alarm systems in all new commercial and industrial buildings, as well as existing ones.
Some buildings, such as storage facilities, may need a fire alarm even if there are no tenants.
It is the primary function of a fire alarm to give people time to leave the building before the fire gets out of control.
Additionally, fire alarms may assist firemen arrive more quickly by alerting them to the existence of a fire.
Automatic sprinkler systems may be connected to a fire alarm system so that they operate automatically in the event of a fire.
Any safety strategy would be incomplete without fire alarms, which may serve as an early warning system and perhaps save lives in the event of an oncoming inferno.