Fire alarm system
A fire alarm notification appliance widely used in the United States and Canada, pictured is a Wheelock MT-24-LSM. A fire alarm system has a number of devices working together to detect and warn people through visual and audio appliances when smoke, fire, carbon monoxide or other emergencies are present. These alarms may be activated automatically from smoke detectors, and heat detectors or may also be activated via manual fire alarm activation devices such as manual call points or pull stations. Alarms can be either motorized bells or wall mountable sounders or horns. They can also be speaker strobes which sound an alarm, followed by a voice evacuation message which warns people inside the building not to use the elevators. Fire alarm sounders can be set to certain frequencies and different tones including low, medium and high, depending on the country and manufacturer of the device. Most fire alarm systems in Europe sound like a siren with alternating frequencies. Fire alarm electronic devices are known as horns in the United States and Canada, and can be either continuous or set to different codes. Fire alarm warning devices can also be set to different volume levels.
For over a decade, our dedication to providing exceptional products and services to Puget
Sound’s commercial, public, private and government institutions, has made our fire alarm division the cornerstone of Pacific Fire & Security.
Because fire alarms are the first line of defense in protecting your customers, personnel and business assets, it is imperative to us to approach each alarm system with the utmost of integrity throughout our comprehensive list of services: consultation, design, and installation; 24-hour monitoring, 24-hour administration and troubleshooting and 24-hour repair; annual life safety inspection, confidence testing, maintenance and cleaning.
Inspections & Maintenance
To ensure proper operation of your fire alarm system, Pacific Fire & Security provides annual Life Safety inspections, alarm confidence testing and maintenance and cleaning. At Pacific Fire & Security we are more than fire alarm installation experts, we take
full responsibility for your fire alarm system from design to maintenance.
Fire alarms sense and alert occupants but it is the monitoring service that responds to alarm events by contacting the local authorities, in case of a fire, our 24-hour repair service, if the system fails and company officials. Our UL Listed monitoring centers have dedicated fiber-optic telecommunications for fast, reliable alarm signaling, numbers are dialed automatically, a computer history is logged and
monitoring staff activities are time and date stamped. By using advanced technology and highly trained staff we’re able to provide you with superior response time.
Education & Knowledge
Education and training are compulsory and ongoing for Pacific Fire & Security’s design engineers and fire alarm and security installation technicians. We are NICET & UL trained and certified, we are current on AHJ policies, national, local and model fire safety codes and manufacturer’s specifications and installation requirements. Pacific Fire & Security is dedicated to exceeding life safety fire alarm system regulatory compliance by following NFPA guidelines and staffing NICET rated at Level 4. Alarm monitoring technicians pass the Washington State Fire Alarm – 1 Certification and the National Center for Construction Education and Research’s Electronic System Technician courses.
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