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Fire Safety Tips & Tricks

Sonitrol is a one stop shop when it comes to fire detection systems. We install, monitor, and inspect your system annually. You can feel secure with Sonitrol's experience. Sonitrol has extensive experience with installing and maintaining fire protection systems. Sonitrol works closely with local fire departments on plan submitting, permitting and inspections, and our installation team will test and inspect your system against local code requirements.Whether you need ongoing service of an existing fire system or you are building, expanding or upgrading, Sonitrol can meet all your fire security needs. Our Central Station operators can monitor signals from your facility 24 hours a day. They are able to differentiate between an intrusion alarm and a fire alarm, and can promptly dispatch the proper emergency personnel to your business. In honor of National Fire Prevention Week we have listed some tips and tricks to keep your business safe!

Fire Prevention Tips

  • Never block sprinklers, fire fighting equipment or emergency exits. Observe clearances when stacking materials. Testing of sprinkler systems and smoke detectors at least annually.

  • Check on your electrical cords. If a cord is damaged in any way, replace it. Try not to lay cords in places where they can be stepped on, as this will contribute to the deterioration of the protective outside coating.

  • Don't overload your circuits.

  • Turn off electrical appliances at the end of each day.

  • Keep heat producing equipment away from anything that might burn. This includes copiers, coffee makers, computers, etc.

  • Have annual fire inspections preformed by Sonitrol to ensure everything is working properly.

The Top 3 Reasons To Conduct Fire Inspections


It’s Code Required To Conduct Commercial Fire Inspections

One of the most significant reasons you need to conduct fire system inspections in your commercial building is because it is the law. All business and building owners need to be able to comply with the National Fire Alarm Codes or else they are subject to consequences which could range from fines to business shut downs. Therefore, it is imperative that business owners and building operators understand the requirements needed to ensure the utmost safety of their employees and occupants.

It Could Save Lives

Inspections are designed to ensure that your commercial fire system is in working order. As a result, in a fire emergency situation, the alarm will sound, alerting everyone within the building of a fire hazard. However, when inspections are not regularly conducted, fire alarm issues may go unnoticed. This could have fatal results when occupants are not alerted of a fire emergency in a timely manner. A simple inspection of a fire system could have the potential to save a lot of lives.

Extremely Cost Effective

It is very affordable to have a fire inspection conducted. Just consider the amount of money you will save by having a properly working fire alarm system. When a fire breaks out and your business is destroyed due to a faulty fire alarm, you may lose your entire business due to the costs of repairs. With a properly installed fire alarm system, you will end up saving money of the minimal repairs that may be needed after a fire emergency.

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