Whether you’re upgrading an existing system in a building you just acquired or constructing a commercial building from the ground up, there’s a lot to consider when choosing the best fire protection for your business. Fire protection companies like Statcomm Inc. offer fire alarm monitoring, installation, inspection and maintenance, protecting your employees, customers and property from unnecessary harm and damage. But how can you be sure you’re choosing the best?
What Kind of Business Fire Should You Expect?
A commercial security and fire detection system is always installed with the hope it will never be needed. The types of life safety equipment and fire suppression systems your property management company needs to consider when choosing a fire prevention solution depends in large part on what types of fires and anticipated fire risk you can expect. For example, commercial kitchen fire caused by overheated grease, oil or other special hazards will likely require different fire extinguisher methods than a sudden electrical fire in a server room. Your fire protection contractor should be able to help you select the right kind of system and extinguishing media for your business’s needs.
Know the Code to Get the Best Fire Protection Systems for Your Business
The National Fire Protection Association sets standards for fire safety equipment in the United States, including all types of fire protection systems. NFPA works with building code departments across the country to establish fire protection company rules and standards for fire alarm inspection, including the installation and testing of fire detection and smoke alarm systems, inspecting the sprinkler system and smoke detectors and more. Your fire protection contractor should be up to date with the latest NFPA standards and codes, as well as relevant state, local and federal building codes and regulations. They should be able to install, monitor, inspect and repair fire alarms and fire sprinklers, and offer safety tips and ways to ensure the maximum life and reliability for the system’s components.
Commercial Fire and Security Camera Systems
These days, it’s fairly commonplace for a commercial security system to work from a central station and have fire detection capabilities. In addition to its access control monitoring, this kind of business security and fire safety system works as an integrated unit to automatically alert and summon the fire department for quick responses. These systems also monitor and alert security, alarm and fire prevention company personnel, helping ensure the right emergency help gets to your business when you need it most.
When selecting a fire prevention company like Statcomm, it’s important to make sure you feel comfortable with their knowledge, skill and capability. You should always investigate the background of your service providers. A reputable life safety company who genuinely cares about the safety and security of your employees, clientele and property will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
Having the right life safety equipment, with the right contractor backing it, can be a literal matter of life and death. Choose your equipment and fire-protection partner wisely.
This post has originally been featured in Residence Style.