Is your business protected should a fire break out? The right fire alarm system will protect not only your business but your property, employees, and customers as well. The structure of many buildings in New York City and Long Island make them particularly dangerous when the fire occurs; when you’re on the 37th floor of a skyscraper, you want to know as quickly as possible if a fire erupts – and the sooner you know, the better the odds of everyone getting out safely.
How a commercial fire alarm system works
Fire alarm systems designed for business and commercial use typically offer a central control panel. This panel connects to heat detectors and smoke alarms and often horns and/or sirens that activate when a fire triggers the alarm.
Many of these systems offer a sprinkler water flow alarm, smoke detection, and automation so that a potential fire is detected within seconds by devices that detect the rate-of-rise of temperatures. With a quality system, you can be assured that the fire department is alerted in those first crucial few seconds that can ultimately make the difference between life and death.
Without a fire alarm system, you could face devastation
Not only is your business and property at risk, consider all of the documents and files you may have on the property. Many businesses have a massive amount of inventory, which will also be in danger should a fire spread throughout the premises. Whether you are a small business owner with only a few employees, or a commercial or industrial business employing hundreds or even thousands, it is important that you protect the lives of those who provide your livelihood.
When a working fire alarm system is installed and in working order, the odds of surviving increase by 50%. This is why it is vital that you have a system you can depend on should the unexpected happen. When the fire breaks out, the first five minutes are crucial; don’t let your business and those inside become injured or lose their lives because you either didn’t have a fire alarm system or had one that was not operational.
Sure, purchasing a system will cost you money – but the investment far outweighs the risks you put yourself, your business and those who may patronize your business at without protection. Choose a reputable company that offers exceptional products and service, one that is dedicated to providing businesses with the ultimate in security and peace of mind. Protecting your assets is simply smart business.