As the person in charge of a home you are no doubt aware of the regulations with regard to fire safety. We are experts in the field and can advise on all fire systems requirements. You might need fire extinguishers servicing, a fire sprinkler system or fire extinguishing system, a fire detection system for your premises? Or maybe you need a wireless fire alarm system or emergency lighting installed? Whatever you need, we will be able to design the system, install and maintain it. We offer a FREE site survey so that we can provide a bespoke quote, and also offer a fire risk assessment service to help make sure you are fulfilling all safety requirements for your property.
Fire Detection Alarm System
If you wish to protect your premises from the worst effects of fire, you will need to have the right arrangements in place to quickly detect any outbreak.
Our professional-grade fire detection alarm systems are designed to provide effective protection and peace of mind for homes in London and Essex. With our solutions, you can rest easy knowing that your property is equipped with the right tools to promptly detect and respond to fire incidents.
You can trust Firstford to safeguard your premises and ensure your home security!
What Are The Different Types of Fire Detection Systems?
As you might expect, given our reputation as a provider of fire detection systems, we offer various options.
Fire alarms are our primary focus, with conventional, addressable, and aspirating systems all available.
An addressable fire alarm system differs from a conventional one in providing individual location reporting with information from individual detectors. By contrast, a traditional fire detection system only tells you what broad area of the property a fire alarm has been activated in.
Meanwhile, an aspirating fire detection system is sometimes called an air sampling detection (ASD) system. This type of system is particularly effective at detecting a fire very early, often before the typical visual signs of a fire have become apparent.
How can you determine which system would be suitable for your home?
Contact Firstford Ltd, and we can arrange for an engineer to visit your property and conduct a fire risk assessment. This will allow you to determine the most suitable fire detection system for your home.
Insurance requirements may dictate that a particular fire detection system is fitted at your site. With insurance being a legal requirement for most properties, this underlines the importance of ensuring your fire detection system satisfies practical, budgetary, and legal needs.
What else can be provided alongside your fire detection system?
Having a fire detection system set up at your home premises is one thing, but it’s quite another thing to get the best out of it. This is why, for those who choose our fire detection systems in Essex, we provide both technical support and training as part of our service.
You might also be conscious to ensure you’re doing everything possible to protect your premises from the threat of fire even when you and your personnel are not on-site – in which case, the ability to have your system externally monitored via a monitoring station could be attractive.
Do you need any supplementary services?
Organisations that purchase and use a fire detection system are legally bound to have some kind of service agreement accompanying it, so it is important to carefully consider your options here.
Maintenance needs to be carried out on a fire detection system at least twice a year, but beyond this, you have a certain amount of freedom with regard to which supplementary services you invest in. You might prefer to simply have your system monitored, or you may be interested in the complete yearly subscription.
We can also provide basic fire and fire marshal training to help make sure you and your family are prepared for any fire risk that could arise on-site.
How does the fire response work?
If you have one of our fire detection systems installed, and the alarm sounds, an alert will be issued to any professionals who are remotely monitoring your system, so that they can take appropriate action. You could also arrange to have a system fitted at your site that alerts the fire brigade or keyholder, depending on your preferences and requirements.
How does having fire detection affect home insurance?
It is legally required that you have a service agreement accompanying any fire detection system you have fitted at your home. Beyond this, it is also important to be aware that a would-be home insurer might expect you to invest in such a system in order to minimise the risk your premises represent.
The sad reality is that a fire can be catastrophic to even healthy homes, often posing a risk to the given company’s very survival. So, if you are currently approaching home insurance companies for quotes, you are likelier to get an offer of coverage – at a more competitive price – if you have effective fire safety measures put in place such as a fire detection system.
Insurers can greatly differ in their criteria, however. So, we would urge you to discuss with your insurer what might, and might not, impact on your premiums either positively or negatively when it comes to fire safety equipment at your home.
What type of homes could benefit?
Whether you are seeking a relatively conventional fire alarm installation for your shop unit, communal fire alarm systems for houses in multiple occupations (HMO), or a specialised multi-panel networked arrangement, we can provide everything you require from a fire alarm installation service. Our expertise covers a diverse range of locations and property types, ensuring that your fire alarm system is tailored to meet the specific needs of your premises in Essex.