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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Upgrade Your Fire Alarm Monitoring Technologies

Sep 10, 2020 7:45:00 AM

While many people are working out of the office and in their homes during the pandemic, this leaves a great window for your business to make upgrades. More specifically, taking this time to upgrade your fire monitoring system.

New Technologies in Fire Monitoring

A great way for you to get the latest in fire technology and save money by not having to rewire your whole system is through wireless fire alarms. Everything else in this world is going wireless, why not your fire alarm system?

There are a handful of transmitters, notification and initiating devices that are now wireless. But wireless capabilities have its downfalls. For starters, if the building has concrete or steel walls, or if you are looking to run a wireless system throughout a large building, you could deal with signal loss. And when it comes to fire prevention, that is a big no-no.

For right now, wireless fire alarms should only be used in specific use cases, but if your building warrants it, you could upgrade your business with the best technology and save in the long run.

If you haven’t noticed, many landlines are going away for good. So, what are you supposed to do with your existing fire alarm system? Upgrade, of course. Using wireless mesh radio, internet or cellular can improve your system. Of course, there will be a little bit of up front cost in the beginning, but in the long run, you’ll get much better service, and when it comes to fire, better service means more safety.

Another small, yet effective way to upgrade your fire monitoring alarm system is by upgrading the speakers inside your system. That’s right. Something as simple as upgrading the speaker in your system can crank up your businesses overall safety.

Upgrading to high-fidelity (don’t think home entertainment audio) speakers that can produce sound between 200 and 10,000 Hertz, as well as installing speakers that are omnidirectional can create more coverage, more audible sound quality, and hopefully prevent tragedy from happening.

Heat detection fire monitoring is another way to upgrade your system. These can differentiate between a fire and smoke from cooking. As you can see, there’s plenty of ways you can upgrade your businesses’ fire alarm system, and now is a great time to make those changes.

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