Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Stop a disaster before it transpires with fire alarm systems from Network Drops.
When it comes to protecting your business or commercial property from man-made or naturally occurring disasters, surely the threat of fire looms at the top of your mind. Making sure you have a properly installed and fully-functioning commercial fire alarm system is essential for protecting your personnel, your patrons, and your valuable property and equipment.
As you decide on which fire alarm or fire protection system makes the most sense for your establishment, it’s important to partner with experienced professionals who have a deep understanding of fire alarm installation as well as building code compliance and local regulations to prevent costly and timely renovations. Network Drops’ highly experienced team will work with your contractor to ensure all systems are closely monitored, completely up to code, and fully functional in the event of an emergency.
As the region’s most trusted installer of commercial fire alarm systems, Network Drops serves to protect our clients’ businesses from going up in flames following a fire. From property damage, destroyed inventory, and data loss; thousands of businesses across the country fall victim to fires due to inadequate systems.
The most common fire alarm system is a manual fire alarm, which requires building occupants to physically locate and hand activate the alarm. Typically found in commercial properties or industrial buildings, devices known as call points are installed near doors and stairwells to activate the fire alarm system in the event of an emergency.
When considering the components of your commercial fire alarm, smoke monitoring systems are essential for businesses. Smoke detectors come in many shapes and sizes and have various functions for different applications. The two types of smoke detectors are ionization detectors, which have an ionized chamber that triggers the alarm when smoke enters, and optical smoke detectors, which sense smoke when an LED light beam is broken by smoke entering the device. In general commercial applications, smoke detectors are the most efficient way to detect a fire.
Depending on your business and the requirements of your trade, single-use systems are installed to ensure all building and operational code compliance is met.
In most commercial or industrial settings, HVAC system monitoring is required per mechanical code. This system monitors sprinklers’ water flow and tamper switches as per the fire protection code. Our experts will work with your contractor or building manager to ensure all of your systems meet all local requirements and industry specifications.
When you’ve installed a state-of-the-art sprinkler system, you’ll surely want, and in most commercial applications be required, to monitor the valves which control the water flow to your sprinklers. When there’s a fire and your sprinkler system is activated, monitoring allows you to know how much water is making it to the valves to ensure successful fire suppression.
If you own a commercial property or industrial facility which has an elevator, there are many building codes that must be adhered to in order to ensure the safety of everyone in the event of a fire or emergency situation. Elevator recall exists to protect individuals from taking the elevator to an area that is on fire or filled with smoke. Once the elevator recall is tripped, the elevator cab will immediately return to the proper level and open its doors, allowing a safe exit, and will be ready for emergency responders’ use. This system requires close monitoring, and your building’s fire alarm control panels are what control the recall, shunt trip, and fire hat requirements for your elevator(s).