We all know the risks and dangers that fire can bring to peoples buildings and lives, that’s why fire safety is far too important to cut corners or make compromises.
At CS Electrical we are specialists in all aspects of fire safety including the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire alarm systems, smoke detectors, heat detectors and fire alarm call points. We only use the very best quality fire products, and are not tied to any manufacturer offering you flexibility. All our installers are experienced and qualified to provide you with complete peace of mind.
As an accredited NICEIC Approved Contractor we can design, install, commission and maintain your system to BS 5839 Part 1 & 6 and we are BS EN ISO 9001:2008 fully compliant. From the start we will work closely with you to carry out surveys on your premises, carry out fire risk assessments and design and install fire protection devices to ensure you comply with laws, legislations and insurance policies. We will work with you, to advise on all the systems that are available on the market and which one will be suited for your building. Ensuring that your business premises are fully protected at all times.
Why do you need a fire alarm system?
The need for a fire alarm system in any specific building will normally be determined by the authority responsible for enforcing fire safety legislation in that building and/or by a fire risk assessment carried out by the owner, landlord, occupier(s) or employer(s), as appropriate. In general, it is appropriate to install some form of fire alarm system in virtually all buildings, other than very small premises that are relatively open-planned so that any fire will be quickly detected by occupants, who will be able to warn others by word of mouth or simple mechanical devices such as hand-operated bells.
Manual fire alarm systems are often sufficient to satisfy legislation in workplaces in which no one sleeps. Automatic fire detection is usually required by legislation to supplement the manual system in premises in which people sleep. Automatic fire detection might also be necessary to satisfy legislation under the following circumstances:
a) Where the automatic fire detection forms part of a fire engineering solution;
b) Where fire protection systems, such as door closing facilities or smoke control systems, are to be operated automatically in the event of fire;
c) Where the low level of occupancy of a building, or part of a building, is such as to create the potential for fire to prejudice means of escape by occupants before they are aware of the fire.
Automatic fire detection is also commonly used to protect property by ensuring the early attendance of the fire service, as a result of the summoning of the brigade by occupants of the building or by transmission of fire alarm signals to an alarm receiving centre from where the fire service will be summoned. Automatic fire detection systems might, therefore, be required or recommended by the property insurers. The early detection of fire by automatic means, and rapid summoning of the fire service, is also important in premises in which people cannot readily be evacuated immediately in the event of fire (e.g. hospitals).
Types of systems we can install to suit your business:
Conventional Fire Alarm Systems
Conventional fire alarm systems are the entry level for most fire system requirements. These alarms are suitable for small offices, nurseries, small hotels, warehouses, shops and any small business.
Twin Wire Fire Alarm Systems
Twin wire fire alarm systems are similar to a conventional system as they have detection zones. The main advantage of twin-wire systems is you can put sounders on the detection circuit which means you can save on the cost of having to wire additional sounder circuits.
Addressable Fire Alarms Systems
Addressable fire systems transmit data over the detection circuit that provides intricate information for the user including the exact location of the fire. Addressable fire alarm systems are ideal for larger premises such as hotels, office blocks and large factories.
Automatic Fire Detection
Automatic fire detection is commonly used in most areas where a fire may occur from combustible materials such as paper, wood and textiles.
Wireless (Radio) Alarm Systems
Radio fire alarms (also known as wireless fire alarms) are the same as a standard analogue addressable fire alarm system but with the advantage of no wires to interlink the detection and sounders. Wireless fire alarms are ideal for premises with multiple buildings such as schools, colleges or science parks.
Once you have the right system in place you should then consider how to respond to an alarm out of working hours. CS electrical have the solution with a remote monitoring system.