Are you about to meet the representative of a local fire alarm service provider? Fire alarm installation is one of the safest ways to protect a home, office or any business. Although we are aware of the function of fire alarms when a fire strikes, it’s still best to come up with a list of questions during the private consultation with a fire protection expert. Below are frequently asked questions that will help us learn more about the fire alarm system.
Question #1 – Do fire alarms have expiration date?
If this is your first time to install fire alarms one of the concerns about these fire protection system devices is their life expectancy. Do they have an expiration date? According to the representative of fire alarm services top quality fire alarms will last for approximately 8 to 10 years. This is indeed worth as an investment if you will calculate the number of years your house, office or business will have been forewarned against fire.
Question #2 – Do I need to conduct regular fire alarm testing?
The general practice to ensure the fire alarms are functioning well is to do regular testing. It’s a common practice in most states to comply with fire code protection on the fire protection system and that includes fire alarms to be checked annually for performance.
Question #3 – Do I still need fire sprinklers if fire alarms are already installed?
Yes, because an effective fire protection system must have both fire alarms and fire sprinklers. Fire sprinklers based on the recommendation of the fire protection services will help control the fire and give the occupants enough time to find the emergency exits.
Question #4 – Is there a difference between a conventional fire alarm and the addressable fire alarm system?
If you will compare them both with pricing, then, the conventional fire alarm system is a lot cheaper to install according to the fire alarm service representative. However, if you assess which type of fire alarm system is more efficient in detecting fire at a specific area, the addressable fire alarm system can provide this functionality. The conventional can’t accurately tell which particular area is under fire alarm. So, if you have a large facility like a factory the appropriate fire alarm system is the addressable fire alarm.
Do you need further assistance for your home, office or business fire protection system installation in Australia? If yes, contact the fire protection services representative of Prime Fire Protection.
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