In the event of a fire, seconds count. That’s why having a properly functioning fire alarm system is critical. One of the key elements of the fire alarm system is the ability for notification and evacuation of occupants. In addition, adequate exit routes and occupant familiarity with an escape plan are essential.
A fire alarm system provides an audible and visible alarm signal as the result of the actuation of a fire alarm pull station, automaticoperation of a fire detector (such as a smoke or heat detector) or the automatic operation of a protective system (such as a sprinkler system). Another important element of the fire alarm system is its ability to provide continuous 24-hour monitoring, which can notify the local fire department in case of an emergency.
Fire Alarm Systems Inspection, Testing and Maintenance:
While Imperial Fire Alarm & Security, Inc. is a Silent Knight , Fire Lite , Potter , Napco , VES and Hochiki dealer we are able to perform inspection and testing services on virtually any fire alarm system, including but not limited to Gamewell, Notifier, Simplex, Mircom, Siemens/Pyrotronics, Fike, , Ademco, Edwards EST and CWSI.
We are a first-in-class technology leader for implementing accurate, secure and detailed reporting of virtually all fire and safety-related components. IFAS clients benefit from a web-based reporting system. Get quicker, more accurate and more accessible reports for those managing properties of any size. For more information on our reporting system, ask your IFAS Life Safety Consultant.
IFAS is also a proud Honeywell SWIFT integrator. We believe that the new SWIFT wireless brings to market a unique, cost-effective solution where more traditional hard-wired systems are not a practical or an economical solution such as historical buildings, multi-family residential, industrial applications and airports.
By choosing IFAS to help you with design, installation or inspection, testing and maintenance of new and existing systems, you can be assured that our factory-trained technicians and installers will meticulously maintain your system to ensure it always operates as intended.
NFPA 72 Chapter 10 Inspection, Testing and Maintenance.
Benefits of a Properly Maintained Fire Alarm System:
System integrity and operational assurance – Only a regularly tested and properly maintained fire alarm system can be counted on for advanced warning and evacuation in the event of an actual fire. A malfunctioning fire alarm system can result in the loss of life and property.
False alarm reduction – Fire alarm systems that are poorly maintained are prone to false alarms due to the accumulation of dust and other contaminants. False alarm fines can be significant, and no one wants fire trucks to respond unnecessarily.
Protection from liability – The testing of all fire alarm systems is mandatory per NFPA 72 code, at minimum once per year. It is the building owners’ responsibility to follow the required code. In the event of an actual fire, the consequences of an untested or improperly maintained fire alarm system that results in the loss of life or property can end in prosecution and severe financial repercussions.
Discounted insurance rates – Many insurance carriers offer a discount if the building owner can show proof of regular testing and maintenance of the fire alarm system.
Imperial Fire Alarm & Security, Inc offers the top brands in the industry that include Kantech, Ves, Honeywell, and many more.