Why You Need Fire Alarm Monitoring

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Aug 1, 2018 11:41:00 AM

A recent study commissioned by the British Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) and conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) revealed that, much to the detriment of the UK economy, £1 billion and 5,000 jobs were lost due to warehouse fires in Britain over a five year period. In terms of your own business, government statistics suggest that the chances of continuing to trade after a such an event are slim, with around 75% of businesses which have suffered a warehouse fire ceasing operation either immediately afterwards or within three years. 

Why you need a Monitored Fire Alarm System

The case for installing fire alarms, therefore, couldn't be more clear-cut. Which fire alarm system you choose, however, depends on a number of factors such as the nature of the premises in question, how they are used, and any budget restrictions. One option to consider is whether to use standard or monitored fire alarms.

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Tags: Fire Prevention, Fire Alarms, Fire Alarm Monitoring

6 Steps to Reducing False Alarms from your Monitored Intrusion or Fire Monitoring System

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Jul 17, 2018 2:30:00 PM

False alarms undermine the reliability of your warehouse fire and security system, and can lead to financial losses due to the cost of actioning an appropriate response and potential disruptions to productivity. Therefore, while false alarms will always remain a possibility, it is advisable to minimise instances of this type to the greatest possible extent. 

To assist you in implementing an effective false alarm prevention strategy, we have identified the following core concerns for you to consider while designing, updating or reviewing your own warehouse security system. 

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Tags: CFS, Security, Fire Prevention, Fire Alarms

Monitored vs Standard Fire Alarms

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on May 18, 2018 2:00:44 PM

Fire safety is a concern that many still take lightly, yet the effects of a fire in either a commercial or domestic property can be devastating. A major fire in a business premises can result in both the loss of lives and result in the business having to cease operations. Taking fire safety seriously and ensuring that your building is protected to the highest standards can prevent unnecessary devastation. Statistics released by the government suggest nearly three quarters of businesses that are involved in a major fire incident never reopen again, or cease to exist within three years. This highlights the importance for advanced fire safety precautions in a business setting.

The government also suggests that a significant majority of large fires (67 percent), happen when buildings aren't in use. This signifies the need for businesses to implement and follow strict health and safety procedures when it comes to protecting staff, assets, and their organisation in general.

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What Fire Prevention and Safety Equipment do I need in my Warehouse?

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on May 1, 2018 10:31:26 AM

Equipping and managing a warehouse in order to deliver optimal fire prevention and safety levels requires a broad approach which employs a varied mix of technologies, strategies, and procedures. These include fire recognition and prevention solutions such as fire alarms/pagers and air sampling equipment, fire risk assessments, and fire suppression technology.

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Tags: Warehouse Security, CFS, Security, Fire Prevention, Risk Assessment, Fire Alarms