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Fire Alarms

Fire Alarms
Your first line of defense.

A fire alarm system is a network of devices that uses visual and audio signals – such as strobe lighting, voice evacuation, and mass notification – to alert people of a possible fire, smoke, or carbon monoxide emergency. It is the first line of defense and is what alerts you and your system that there is a fire. Fire alarm systems will often be based on the detection of smoke, heat, or carbon monoxide. A fire alarm system also includes an emergency communication system that alerts your local fire department of the emergency.

CertaSite designs, installs, maintains and services fire alarms and all life safety systems. But you’ll never notice, because we’re here to make it simple. As your single point of contact, we handle all your life safety systems and put them on autopilot so you can focus on your core business. Ask us about how you can automate your life safety program with our service agreements.

Whether you need a conventional or addressable fire alarm system, we have the expertise to install and service the right system type for your needs. We are also authorized and trained to work on most major fire alarm brands, including:

  • Silent Knight
  • Fire-Lite
  • Siemens
  • Bosch
Inspection Cycles

Fire alarms require an annual inspection, testing, and maintenance of control pannels, initiating devices, communication equipment, and remote annunciators. These systems also require a 2-year smoke detection device sensitivity and functionality test. Depending on your insurance carrier, your fire alarm system may require more frequent inspections for different parts of the system. 

Common Deficiencies

A deficiency is identified during regular inspections when the devices and components do not meet acceptable standards. Here are a few commonly found deficiencies for fire alarms: 

  • Dead or low batteries (secondary power source) - fire alarm control panel will indicate if one of your fire alarm batteries is low. 
  • Control panel not communicating with monitoring station to alert local fire fighters 
  • Initiating devices not detecting properly 
  • Pull station obstructions
  • Incorrect installation height for pull stations 
Related Services
  • Inspection & Maintenance 
  • System Installations 
  • Repair 
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