ShineTech Electrical provides a comprehensive fire alarm design and installation service in all London boroughs and across the home counties.
From HMOs to blocks of flats or larger commercial properties, we can assist you in fulfilling your legal obligations under fire safety law.
Types of fire alarm systems
There are different grades and categories of fire alarm systems to choose from. The grade and category of the fire alarm system is usually determined by the nature of the premises, its use and occupancy. No matter the grade and category of fire alarm system, it must be fit for purpose and conform to the British Standard, BS 5839: fire detection and alarm systems for buildings.
We are experienced in installing and maintaining systems from all the major fire alarm system manufacturers and all categories of fire alarm systems, including:
- Conventional fire alarms
- Analogue addressable fire alarm systems
- Addressable alarms
- Wireless fire alarms
- Domestic mains-powered fire alarms and
- Stand-alone fire and smoke detectors
A fire alarm system is proven to be the most reliable and effective means of fire detection at the very early stages. It is one of the critical components of a building in mitigating the risk of fire. The alarm system is also a crucial component of a building’s fire management strategy, which may include emergency lighting, sprinkler systems, a fire and smoke ventilation system and fire extinguishers.
Regardless of the type of premises, having an appropriate, functional fire alarm system in place is more than a legal requirement. It exists to protect lives and property from the risk of fire.
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order or Fire Safety Order 2005, it is a statuary requirement that almost every commercial premises complies with the fire safety law. Further, the duty holder of such premises must ensure that in the event of a fire, all occupants can safely evacuate the premise as quickly as possible. This also applies to houses in multiple occupation (HMO), communal areas in blocks of flats, and maisonettes.