Commercial Fire Alarm Systems In New Jersey and Pennsylvania
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.
Fire Alarm System Installation
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.
Design – Whether you’re upgrading your existing fire alarm system or starting from scratch, Network Drops, the most trusted provider of office cabling and network infrastructure in the tri-state region, will work with you to provide a customized solution to meet the emergency and protective needs of your establishment.
Budget – We’ll work with you to design a fire system that meets your needs and is within your budget. With Network Drops, you’ll have a clear understanding of cost from day one until the time of completion.
Installation – Once we’ve determined which fire alarm solution is best for you, Network Drops’ highly-professional technicians will arrive on-site, on time to work with your contractor on completing the commercial fire alarm system installation and running all communication lines and wiring.
Testing – Upon completion of your fire protection system installation, our technicians will use a fine-toothed comb when testing to ensure your fire alarm systems are completely up, running, and ready in the event of a smoke or fire emergency.
Maintenance – Whether we’ve installed a fire alarm, smoke monitoring system, or sprinkler monitoring system, Network Drops provides routine maintenance as needed to keep your commercial property up to code and ensure that all heat detectors, smoke detectors and CO detectors are fully operational.
Sprinkler Monitoring System
- Network Drops offers 24/7 fire sprinkler monitoring for businesses throughout the tri-state region.
- Receive a notification directly to your computer, tablet, and smartphone with our monitoring software.
- Electronic Supervision provides a direct connection between your system’s sprinkler heads and the control panel.
Commercial Fire Alarm System
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.
Manual Fire Alarm System
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.
Automatic Fire Alarm System
- 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.
- Aside from smoke detectors, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are another critical component of your automatic fire alarm system. Unlike smoke from a fire, carbon monoxide is a byproduct of burning carbon fuel, which is colorless, odorless, and extremely toxic. Known as both silent and deadly, even the slightest exposure to carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to permanent damage or even death. Network Drops’ CO detectors are the fastest way to ensure the alarms get rung the moment a gas leak or elevated levels are detected.
- Though similar in appearance to traditional smoke detectors, heat detectors are actually very different. Whereas a smoke detector’s alarm reacts to the presence of smoke, a heat detector only reacts to a sudden change in temperature in a given environment. The two different types of heat detectors are rate-of-rise detectors, which triggers when the temperature rises excessively, and fixed temperature detectors, which are triggered when the temperature rises to a certain degree (usually 135 degrees F).
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.
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.
Elevator Recall Monitoring
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).
HVAC System Monitoring
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.
As the region’s most trusted provider of BDA systems, fire alarm, and access control systems, Network Drops is here to keep your business connected and protected in the event of an emergency. Reach out to our experts today for a free consultation