Complex, highly regulated, and required by law. Fire alarm systems are one of the most regulated systems in a commercial building. Each town where the system is installed requires technicians follow strict protocols for system design, installation, operation, testing and monitoring.
Pro Technologies works with city and town requirements throughout New Hampshire to design, install, and test commercial fire alarm systems. We also provide 24/7 certified fire alarm monitoring services to keep an ever-watchful eye on your property.
Safety by design. Most people do not think about the fire alarm system in their place of business, or even notice the small red fire alarm device located on one the walls. But when it is needed, everyone wants it to function flawlessly.
Designing a smart commercial fire alarm system provides the protection that you and your business needs. It also happens to be one of Pro Technologies specialties! All commercial fire systems consist of two key components – “initiating device circuits” (IDC) and “notification appliance circuits” (NAC).
Initiating devices detect a fire. That little red box with the handle is an example of an initiating device, as are smoke or heat detectors. The pull box, installed at every exit door, can be manually triggered in the event of a fire. The tricky part in designing fire systems for commercial buildings is in the selection and location of smoke or heat detectors. Depending on the room, photoelectric, ionization, or heat (or a combination of all three) is needed to provide early detection, thus a the fastest response time. All of these devices are wired in a circuit that initiates the alarm.
Notification appliances alert. In a commercial building, you need both visual and audible alerts for the safety of all people, including sight and/or sound-impaired people. For example, strobe lights are visual alerts, and horns, bells or chimes are audible alerts. The number of notification appliances required in a specific business depends on room light at its brightest point and ambient noise during the busiest time.
Smart fire alarm systems. Today’s new panels are smarter. An “Addressable Control Panel,” or ADC panel, automatically indicates the zone and activated device. These fire systems are becoming industry standard and many municipalities are requiring them today. ADC panel installation and service requires an advanced level of technical knowledge, training and experience. Pro Technologies has invested the training in our staff in order to provide this high level of service to our commercial clients.
Free alarm assessment. Are you sure your fire alarm system is up-to-date and working properly? Call Pro Technologies today for a free fire alarm audit on your commercial, municipal, or industrial building.
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