Duct smoke detectors are an important part of any fire safety system, especially in large commercial or industrial buildings. These specialized smoke detectors are installed inside air handler units (AHUs) and are designed to detect the presence of smoke or combustion products in the air ducts. If a duct smoke detector is activated it will trigger a shunt relay that will stop the AHU from running, so that the AHU does not spread smoke throughout the building or feed air to the fire.
As a building owner, it’s important to make sure that your property is up to code and safe for all occupants. This is especially true when you have a new tenant moving in. One way to ensure that your building is in compliance with fire safety regulations is to undergo a fire marshal inspection. But […]
The cost of a fire alarm inspection may range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, depending on various factors such as the size of the building, age of the system, and its complexity.
The U.S. experiences a higher number of long-lasting power outages than any other developed country in the world. The average U.S. power customer loses power for 3.5 hours per year, whereas in Japan the average customer experiences only six minutes of power loss each year. Would your building be prepared in the event of a power outage? […]
What is indoor air quality and why is it important? Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns. Depending on the type […]
As mentioned in our last article, the simplest way to prevent false alarms and unwanted activations is to inspect your system regularly and perform the necessary maintenance. Be sure to address any known mechanical issues quickly. Make sure your staff is properly trained on how each system operates and how to identify issues with your […]
False alarms can be a nuisance and can be…well…alarming. When your fire protection system is working as it should, you should only have to think about it when inspection time rolls around. But when it’s not working correctly, you may experience one or more unwanted alarms or worse, a system activation. What is a false […]
Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play an important role in reducing the number of deaths and injuries that result from fires. If there is a fire in your home or business, smoke spreads rapidly and it is vital to have properly working smoke alarms to give you plenty […]
It is estimated that up to 80,000 serious workplace fires occur every year in the United States alone, taking the lives of approximately 200 workers and injuring another 5,000. If you own or manage a business, it’s your responsibility to put fire safety measures in place and protect your employees, your company, and yourself from […]
You need to give your fire alarm system special attention every single year; in the case that you do need to use it, you want to make sure that it works and that it works well.