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Most Common Fire Alarm Installation Mistakes to Avoid

Updated: Jun 25

Providing employee safety is of the utmost importance to business owners. 


While installing a fire alarm system is now a legal requirement for most businesses, installing it incorrectly can have detrimental impacts on your business.


Here are the most common fire alarm installation mistakes to avoid making in your business:


Setting False Alarms

Placing fire alarms next to heat-producing equipment can accidentally trigger the fire alarm. Not only can false alarms be annoying, but they can also lead people to believe there is no threat even when there could be. 


To prevent false alarms, install your fire alarms at least ten metres away from heat-producing equipment. 



Forgetting to Test the Alarm

It is important to test the batteries of the alarm after the first installation and then once a month after that.


Your batteries will need replacing about every six months although your fire alarm will usually sound a chirping alarm to let you know when the battery needs replacing. 


Incorrect Installation

Fire alarm installation can come with some difficulties like choosing the rooms and deciding if drilling needs to be done. 


It is important to choose a reputable fire installation company to ensure that your fire alarm will be fitted correctly. 


At EK Fire Protection, we have a team of experts who can provide reliable high-quality fire alarm installations in your commercial building.


Installing One Type of Fire Alarm

There are many different types of alarms that can detect different fires. The alarms use different ways of detecting fire, some using heat and some using smoke.


To provide optimal safety in your business, it is important to have more than one type of fire alarm to ensure that you are properly prepared.


Not Interconnecting Alarms

No matter what type of alarms you use, they need to interconnect.


When one fire alarm sounds, they should all sound so that you can be alerted of the fire whenever you are. This is especially important if you have a large company. 


So, during fire alarm installation, ensure that each alarm is interconnected for maximum protection. 



EK Fire Protection: Fire Protection Companies Near Me

Are you looking for a reliable fire safety company to install high-quality fire alarms in your business? Well, look no further than EK Fire Protection!


At EK Fire Protection, we have an experienced team who are more than qualified to ensure that your business is as fire-safe as possible.


We offer a range of fire prevention solutions including emergency light installation and fire alarm installations. 


If you are interested in the wide range of fire solutions available at EK Fire Protection, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly team at 01304 210909 here today. 


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