Effective Property Fire Protection

Different Types of Fire Alarms

Oh heck yeah! Here we go! Nothing gets an American’s red blood pumping more than the strategy of defense. Yeah buddy. Defense of home. Defense self. And that patriotic defense of old Glory herself. Do you love it? I know I do. Eight years as a Marine taught me that your plans for success are a big barrel of nothing without a good system of defense. “Security in depth” is what they called it. Keeping the good people cool, calm and collective under the most dire of strains. That takes skill. Takes practice. Takes know how from the people who have been there before, time and time again.

Like our firefighters: the always forgotten heroes who walk amongst us daily. If they or any firefighter or emergency response personnel where to be asked who is the most forgotten stepchild of any well thought out security system? You guessed it! The whole lot of them would tell you fire alarms. Smoke detectors. Every patriot knows that matching a security system to a good fire alarm system and plan is just about as essential as harvesting beets, carrots, onions and potatoes before the ground freezes at the turn of the year. Without doing so is a waste of your time. But, there is no need to be alarmed. I have solutions.  So, let’s ponder the different types of fire alarms there are for the American business owner.

Kitchens require fire alarms to be as safe as possible.
Kitchens are one of the most important places to have fire alarms and a protection system.

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At this point, I don’t find the naming of any specific brand of fire alarm necessary. A brand is not particularly important as compared to all the functional bells and whistles it may possess, However, I will tell you my personal opinion on the subject of brands: when it comes to classifying security elements such as alarm systems, know that the best system is whatever system that is locally tech supported. That’s right! It’s arguable however, I believe that your best choice of fire alarms will be the one that you can get regular support for if you, yourself or someone you hire is not going to be the guru of fire alarms. In today’s times, its best to have all your bases covered when it comes to the safety of your hard working, very appreciated workforce; and coming in as almost forgotten, staggered and distant runner-ups: financed machinery, commercial real estate and non-recoupable equipment. 

When it comes to the different types of fire alarms, the best systems on the market are offering the whole shebang. Automation is key as top companies and system designers are integrating both physical security elements such as motion detectors and invasion notification tech with hazard prevention and preservation systems such as audible alarms and heat sensing sprinklers. Neither a physical prevention or a hazard detection system is never complete without smoke detectors.

Smoke Detectors and Sprinklers

Smoke detectors and sprinkler systems have come a long way baby! Depending on environmental conditions and the type of systems that you may already have, fire sprinklers and smoke alarms serve different purposes so their functionality differ as well. Smoke alarms are going to be the audible part of your alert system play. If there is a fire, the smoke detectors will scream and scream and scream some more just for the safety of your business as well as your neighbor’s business although miles apart. They are that freakin loud, bless the manufacturers everywhere!

commercial smoke and fire alarm

Contrary to myth, sprinkler systems have and always will be heat activated and not at all activated by smoke detectors. Sprinkler systems work independently from fire alarms and are typically activated when the approximate area of each sensor reach the temperature of 160 degrees. However, it’s like the old saying goes: where there’s smoke, there’s a smoke detector ringing in your ear as water pour down upon you due to the sprinklers drenching out the fire! Something like that. The fancy fun fact about today’s top notch smoke detectors is that they come digitally integrated with one another. That’s right fire safety fans! With smoke detectors calling the shots, not only are they first to detect smoke well before there’s fire, smoke detectors can signal all other integrated components like the fire alert notification system according to the affected areas. 

Different Types of Fire Alarms for Different Businesses

So, now that we can see that there are many factors to consider when deciding between the different types of fire alarms, you can see how local knowledge and expertise might be the best way of figuring out the best system for you and your business. Either way, any movement towards safety is a good move and the right step towards defending America.