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Fire Alarm Installer For Your Home

Fire Alarm Installer For Your Home

It is tempting to think it will never happen to you, but according to the most recent statistics from the UK Home Office, there were 215 fire related deaths in UK homes in the year ending June 2019, so now might be a good time to consider choosing a fire alarm installer for your home.

UK Fire Statistics

Last year there were 29,128 fires in homes and 90% (26,216) of these fires were started accidentally.

According to more data from the Home Office, the biggest cause of injury and fatality in residential fires isn’t the fire itself, but smoke inhalation.

Indeed, 25% of fires reported in homes were in properties with no smoke alarms.

Nearly half of the reported residential fires were caused by cooking appliances and most happened after it had got dark.

All the more reason to have a look at smoke/fire alarms and as they are potentially life saving pieces of equipment there are many benefits to use a professional fire alarm installer for your home.

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Fire Alarm Installers – The Benefits

If you were installing a CCTV camera, you would want to make sure it is pointing at the right place, the same applies to fire alarms.
But because it’s not as simple as pointing the alarm over a door it can be all to easy to install a fire alarm in the wrong place.

Here at Mayfair Fire & Security we always carry out a free site survey to determine where to install fire alarms.

Not only is it important to choose the right position for fire alarms, it is also crucial that the right type of alarm is installed.

For example, if a smoke alarm is installed in a kitchen then you will spend most of your time trying to switch it off.

Whereas a heat alarm, which are designed to be triggered after it records a certain temperature, is far more likely to prevent an accidental fire in a kitchen from taking hold.

Alarm installers also have to meet national standards, such as the BS 5839, in order to be accredited as security installation professionals.

Fire Alarm Maintenance

Much like you have to make sure your car has air in its tyres, enough oil and petrol so that you don’t breakdown on the motorway in the middle of a long journey, fire alarms also have to be maintained.

Knowing how to maintain an alarm or how to fix it if it isn’t working properly could be a bit daunting. So, in the same way that you take your car to a garage for its MOT, an alarm installer will do the same for fire alarms.

Here at Mayfair we regularly test all of the fire alarm equipment that we install, we are also always working with leading alarm manufacturers to ensure that our alarms are top of the range and use the most trusted methods of alarm detection.

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Fire Alarm Monitoring

The best professional fire alarm installation companies will also be able to provide a fire alarm monitoring service.

Here at Mayfair Fire & Security, we work with our sister company First County Monitoring.

First County Monitoring offer a monitoring service for fire alarms, CCTV cameras and intruder alarms.

They have an alarm receiving centre who monitor the different alarms 24 hours a day, as soon as alarm is activated it sends an alert to the centre.

The trained staff at the receiving centre assess what to do next in a matter of seconds. This could be notifying the homeowner, a nominated key holder, or contacting the fire brigade.

This crucial service could be lifesaving, as we mentioned earlier, most fires in residential properties are caused accidentally and after it has got dark.

So, you can sleep soundly at night or if you have gone out for the evening.

Most alarm monitoring companies will also have apps that can be downloaded to mobile phones or tablets/laptops.

Which means that if you are on holiday or visiting relatives you can still have a look at your home and also have peace of mind that should an alarm be triggered a trained professional will be looking after your property and dealing with the situation straight away.

Get In Touch

We hope that we have given you lots of useful information on looking at a fire alarm installer for your home.

If you do have any further questions around fire alarms or fire alarm installation, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Or, if would like any more information about the other safety and security solutions that we provide here at Mayfair Fire & Security, the team here will be more than happy to have a chat with you.

You can get in touch with us using our online contact page here or you can call us on 0808 178 074.

 

 

 

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