How to Choose a Fire Alarm System for Your Business (part 2)

 

Choosing the most appropriate alarm system to protect the people on site

The most important element of a fire alarm system is to guarantee that it can alert all people on your premises to danger. It is your responsibility to protect all people on site, therefore, your business’s alarm system must consider the potential requirements of them.

If there are a number of people on your premises, you will need to directly communicate with them. In this case, a fire alarm system with a public address system built in is the most appropriate because it helps you give specific evacuation instructions as well as reassure people.

There may also be people who are hard of hearing or vulnerable people on site. In these cases, you have to ensure that your alarm system takes into account their safety needs. Moreover, special fire alarms which can send radio wave signals to pager devices may be required for people with hearing difficulties.

Is it necessary to have a fire alarm system which allows two-way communications?

In fact, two-way communications are necessary to provide communication between people on site and people outside of a burning building. It is appropriate in particularly dangerous situations or for the buildings having delayed evacuation procedure.

Special requirements for fire alarm systems

In some situations, it is necessary to use very early warning smoke detectors to detect a fire right the moment it starts so that the evacuation can begin immediately. This may be used in places like the concert, theatres, and entertainment venues with a lot of people gathering in a small space.

Museums or listed buildings may require wireless fire alarms because there are less upheaval and damage caused by having to lay physical cabling that may spoil the building.

Contact a professional specialist for installation and maintenance

It is advisable to consult the advice of a professional fire alarm specialist about how to best protect your business from fire.