Commercial Fire Alarms & Smoke Detectors
In a fire, every moment counts. Traditional fire alarm systems alert you when they detect smoke, but then you must call emergency services after you exit the building. Meanwhile, the fire causes further damage. Advanced commercial fire detection systems give you more time to act before serious damage is done to your property. With a monitored commercial fire detection system, Lexington Alarm Systems will help keep your business safe.Get a Free Consultation
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Commercial fire detection systems are designed to quickly detect and react to suspicious sources of heat and smoke. These systems use advanced smoke detection equipment and fire alarm control panels to ensure a timely response to an emergency in a commercial setting. They also use preventative equipment such as fire sprinklers, which will work to lessen fire damage and potentially extinguish the problem before responders arrive.
Commercial fire alarm installation varies depending on the type of commercial system and its required circuits. Some fire detection systems are zoned, and others are addressable. Preventative equipment for commercial buildings also has to be wired directly to the system circuit to avoid triggering false alarms; they activate following a high heat threshold or with user interaction.
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Traditional fire alarm smoke detectors often work less quickly and reliably than commercial models. In the case of a fire that produces little smoke, the detector may not go off at all. When the alarm is set, it alerts whoever is in the building, not emergency services personnel. This delays the response time, which can result in additional damage. At your business, you need a commercial smoke detector system that will work correctly and efficiently.
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Installing a fire alarm system in your commercial building is required by law, but you also need to determine which kind of system will be the most cost-efficient for your business model. If you are a property manager or business owner, investing in commercial fire alarm monitoring will ensure the highest level of protection for your products, operational equipment, and employees in the event of a serious emergency.
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Technologically advanced business fire detection systems solve many of the challenges of traditional fire alarms. These highly sensitive smoke and heat detectors go off on-site during a fire event and will alert the local authorities in a matter of seconds. There are different control panels for commercial fire alarm systems:
- Conventional control panels: Conventional fire alarm control panels use devices that detect electrical currents on a zoned circuit. A commercial smoke detector responds to smoke with a change in current. Next, the alarm sounds to warn the building’s occupants. Conventional fire panels get installed on various floors, or zones, throughout a business location.
- Addressable control panels: Addressable fire alarm control panels use microprocessors that collect data from stations placed throughout commercial buildings. Each stationed device has an address, so the addressable fire panel can pinpoint a fire trigger’s exact location and send that data to the authorities.
Either control system will alert nearby people of potential danger, but the addressable systems are more precise. The pressurized water in the sprinkler system activates once the device determines the heat level threatens the facility.
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Our commercial fire detection systems are equipped with cutting-edge technology that can detect:
Carbon Monoxide Detection
Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is invisible and odorless. If a person is exposed to this gas for too long, it can be fatal. Equipping your commercial fire alarm system with a carbon monoxide detector takes a precautionary step to keep your employees and customers safe.
Commercial fire and CO alarms are beneficial for early detection, picking up CO accumulation or leaks from faulty appliances. Commercial fire detectors can instantly alert you to CO emissions, giving you ample warning and helping your employees and customers encounter minimal exposure before evacuation. Effects of short-term exposure include nausea, headaches, weakness, confusion and dizzy spells. Rapid and high concentrations of CO can lead to loss of consciousness and even demise.
Many commercial businesses have heat-generating appliances that emit carbon dioxide at high levels when malfunctions occur. Any device that heats or burns with gas, oil, diesel, propane or wood generates carbon monoxide. This includes boilers, stoves, power tools, motors, vehicles, grills, fireplaces, furnaces, generators and space heaters. Your commercial detector can indicate if one of your appliances is malfunctioning by picking up high CO levels in your space.
High-quality commercial fire alarms can pickup trace CO emissions and notify you when gradual accumulations or leaks occur, allowing you to act timeously.
A commercial smoke detector puts your workplace fire safety first. When the detectors are triggered, our monitoring center directly informs the authorities. This decreases your wait time for the fire department to arrive.
Benefits of commercial smoke alarms include:
- Remote monitoring: The smoke detection systems are monitored by our center and allow for round-the-clock remote supervision.
- Early detection: Time is crucial when fires start. Smoke alarms detect smoke quickly and give timely warnings.
- Fewer false alarms: A quality commercial fire system with smoke detection can distinguish between real emergencies and daily interferences, meaning fewer false triggers.
- Optimal coverage: Smoke detection can give your system comprehensive coverage, letting staff and occupants evacuate in time and protecting your assets.
Our heat detectors monitor temperature changes and areas of extreme heat. If the temperature in the area changes quickly within a set amount of time, the alarm goes off. These devices are useful in areas with naturally high heat and increased fire risk, like kitchens.
Heat detectors are a crucial component of fire safety for commercial buildings and aren’t affected by dust, humidity, fumes or cooking smoke in commercial kitchens. This aspect decreases the likelihood of false activations. Heat detectors are ideal for spaces with environmental factors that easily and unnecessarily trigger systems, like boilers, generator housings and commercial grills.
Heat detectors are typically classified as rate-of-rise or fixed temperature alarms. Rate-of-rise detectors sound when there are sudden temperatures surges — for example, if the temperature increases by 15 degrees Fahrenheit within minutes. Fixed temperature detectors are triggered when the room temperature rises to a prefixed temperature, like 122 degrees Fahrenheit.
Why Choose Us to Install a Fire Alarm System for Your Business?
When you choose Lexington Alarm Systems for your commercial fire alarm system, you’ll receive the best fire detection technology available. We are a NICET-certified systems designer. We ensure every plan meets state and local fire codes for installation, testing, and UL monitoring.
Our staff members are in-house compliance code experts to ensure the highest quality systems. Our technicians are background-checked and hold compliance safety licenses. As a local business, we care about your business and our community’s safety.
At Lexington Alarm Systems, we offer and install Honeywell fire life safety systems and products. Honeywell products are known for their leading building technologies.
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Contact Lexington Alarm Systems today for a free quote if you need a fire alarm system for your Woburn, MA business. The right system is invaluable for protecting your workplace from fires. Our sales representatives will create a custom plan for you that fits your security needs.