Importance and Monitoring of Commercial Fire Alarm Systems
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Commercial fire systems are required to have UL listed central station daily supervised monitoring in Texas.
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Knowing and maintaining code is critical for maximum fire protection. The Texas Department of Insurance sets Fire Rules & Regulations in the State of Texas. Insurance code requires fire detection detector/s devices to be replaced every ten years. Fire alarm systems devices are also required to be tested for function and operation every 18 months. To sell or offer fire alarm systems and monitoring services requires license with the Texas Department of Insurance.
Commercial fire alarm systems should comply with the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. The purpose of the fire alarm and signaling system shall be primarily to provide occupants notification of fire. Fire alarm systems are designed to supervise all devices connected and will give notice of supervision failure. Fire alarm systems also will display and give notice of any trouble conditions. Commercial fire alarm systems are required to summon aid in event fire is detected by system. Fire alarm systems must also allow emergency personnel to control functions of system onsite. Fire alarm equipment must be installed in conformity with the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code and fire equipment shall be listed for purpose used.
Fire alarm system components shall be installed, tested and maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s published instructions and the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. Fire alarm devices and appliances shall be listed for use with the fire alarm control unit.
Fire alarms are an essential safety feature in the commercial space. It not only offers protection to property but also saves numerous lives each year. An effective fire alarm system can make a significant difference during an emergency situation by providing an immediate alert and allowing extra time for evacuation.
A well-installed fire alarm system can detect smoke or a drastic increase in room temperature, signaling a potential threat. The prompt notification by the alarm system ensures immediate action, reducing the damage as much as possible.
But having a fire alarm system is not sufficient. Periodical monitoring and maintenance are equally important. Regular testing ensures the system is functioning correctly, batteries are not depleted, and there are no other technical faults. System monitoring ensures the alarm is not just a noise-making machine but a potentially life-saving device.