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While the police and ambulance services equate for the majority of emergency call outs in the UK, the fire service is far from underused, with an incredible number of hazards attended throughout the year.

The sheer volume of fire-related emergency calls alone is proof that fires are a very real immediate danger to us all and not just something that affects other people.

As such, a working fire alarm is a vital piece of equipment for any property and efficient fire alarm maintenance to keep it in working order year-round is just as important.

 

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Fire Statistics UK

According to the gov.uk website, England’s Fire & Rescue Services attended over 167,000 fires between April 2017 and March 2018.

Incredibly, those figures equate to just around 460 fires a day on average – a sobering statistic that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Worse still, over 74k of these incidents were classified as “primary fires”, defined as any fire that occurs in a non-derelict building, vehicle or outdoor structure.

Of these, over 30k fires occurred in “dwellings” (i.e. houses, flats and caravans), while over 15.5k fires occurred in “other buildings” – including public venues like hotels, shops and restaurants – as well as places of work, such as offices, factories and warehouses.

 

Professional Fire Alarm Maintenance

Whether you’re responsible for fire alarm systems in a commercial setting, a public location or a residential property, efficient and effective fire alarm maintenance is of vital importance.

At IDS, we not only specialise in fire alarm design and installation, we also provide a professional maintenance package that’s tailored to you and your fire alarm system.

Our comprehensive fire alarm maintenance contract provides an extensive aftercare service, providing you with a reliable 24/7 call out service, for system monitoring at your beck and call.

 

Types of Fire Alarm Maintenance

Whether you have a conventional, addressable or wireless fire alarm, our expert staff can be on hand in no time to fix any manner fire alarm maintenance issues.

Any day, any time, we can be there to ensure your fire protection system is operating at full working capacity and functioning at optimal performance to keep you, the property and its contents safe.

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we pride ourselves on providing you with a service that offers genuine peace of mind that money can’t buy.

Don’t take the risk: stay protected with IDS fire alarm maintenance services today.

 

For more information, call 029 20 753 251 now or click the button below to get in touch online.

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Choosing the right fire alarm for your property is incredibly important, with so many high-profile fires in the media more attention is being paid to installing the right precautionary measures.

At IDS, we have a range of fire alarm systems that are designed to give you the best chance of evacuating the building and preventing the fire from spreading. But which alarm system should you choose? You'll often see a choice between conventional fire alarms and addressable fire alarms - but what is the difference?

Conventional vs Addressable Fire Alarms

The key difference between convention and addressable alarms is that conventional alarms can alert you that a fire is occurring and can direct you to the zone in which it has started, but can't exactly locate where the fire is.

In comparison, an addressable alarm can pinpoint exactly where the fire is, as it can tell you which fire/smoke alarm has been set off. As you can locate the fire immediately, this fire alarm system gives you the best chance of stopping a fire from spreading further.

When would I pick a conventional fire alarm?

If you have a small property with few fire hazards then a conventional fire alarm is a cost-effective way to alert you to a fire. As a conventional fire alarm can tell you the zone in which a fire is taking place you will still be able to locate the fire in a timely manner. 

When do I need an addressable fire alarm?

Addressable fire alarms are perfect for larger facilities as there will be no question as to where a fire has started. The speed in which you locate a fire drastically improves the chances of stopping it from spreading and getting everyone to safety. Addressable fire alarms can reassure you that in the event of a fire you will be able to tackle it as quickly as possible and give the emergency services more details about the location and possibly type of fire that has started.

Where can I get a fire alarm system?

Whether you want a conventional or addressable fire alarm system, IDS can help you design a system that will best suit your property. We will also install your system to ensure that it is all up and working to it's best ability.

We also offer around-the-clock monitoring service for your fire alarm system and a call out engineering service that is available 24/7 to give you peace of mind your fire alarm system is always up and running. To learn more about our fire alarm services, you can click here.

 

If you are interested in or conventional or addressable fire alarm systems or about any of the other security systems we supply here at IDS, we are more than happy to help. Get in touch with our friendly team of experts so that we can help you make your property more secure. Contact us today

Fire Protection System Design

Fire protection starts with taking the necessary precautions. Fire protection systems are incredibly important to how you safeguard your property from what could be a devastating event. Lately, there have been several high-profile stories about how disastrous fire can be to both the building and those unfortunate enough to be inside during. Stories like this remind us how vital a fire protection system design really is and how they can prevent the worst case scenario from taking place.

There isn't a 'one-size-fits-all' to fire protection which is why we work with you to suggest the best way to ensure fire safety at your property. Unlike other fire alarm companies, we provide a full fire protection system design service which allows us to create a system that is tailored to your property and requirements.  To learn more about the fire alarm systems we have to offer you can click here

We have over 20 years of experience which is why we are so capable when it comes to designing, installing and maintaining your fire protection system. When we design a fire protection system we work with you to gain a full understanding of the property you are hoping to secure and discuss the type of fire alarm system that best suits your requirements.

We offer a range of different fire alarms which include: 

  • Conventional fire alarms systems
  • Addressable fire alarms systems 
  • Wireless alarm systems 

By designing your fire protection system you can choose whether you need a standard fire alarm which you are required to have by law or something that covers a larger property which can help you pinpoint the location of the fire instantly. 

Once we design your fire protection system we are also able to offer you around-the-clock monitoring system so that you can be sure your fire alarm system is always performing it's best. This gives you peace of mind that your fire protection system is working correctly, as it's been said that 90 people die each year because their smoke alarm had a flat or missing battery

If you have any questions concerning our fire protection system design our friendly team is more than happy to advise you. Contact us today to let us know how we can help you make your property more secure. 

Recent tragedies such as the Grenfell Tower fire have reminded the public of just how devastating fires can be. Not only do they destroy homes and possessions, the risk to human life is also very, very real. Fire alarms are important as they quickly alert everyone in the area that a fire has broken out. This alert allows everyone to evacuate the area and makes it far more likely that the fire will be extinguished before it gets out of control.

Our fire alarm systems are created to protect you and your property, and while we all hope you will never have to use them, they are an essential precaution that is always necessary no matter how unlikely the event of fire may seem to be.

Here at IDS, we design, install and maintain fire alarm systems to suit your property and circumstances. Our top-of-the-line technology gives you peace of mind that your property is well-protected in the event of a fire. We have a range of fire alarm systems available, and we will help you to select the one that will best protect yourself, your premises, and those around you. To learn more about our fire protection services, please click here.

We also offer a 24hr fire alarm monitoring service that provides further protection if a fire occurs. Monitoring allows for the quickest possible response to the location of the fire and rapid correspondence with emergency services.

If you’re still wondering why fire alarms are important, you should remember that it is never a risk you should be willing to take. Don’t leave your property’s protection up to chance - invest in a reliable fire detection system and be reassured that you have taken all the appropriate safety measures.

To find out more about how IDS can help you with your fire protection technology, contact our friendly team today. Feel free to give us a call on 02920 753 251 or get in touch here.

Of course you're aware of how destructive fire can be - it's responsible for countless injuries and fatalities every year, and can destroy your business. So, it's important your home or business is fitted with an adequate fire alarm system, to prevent your business or home being ruined by a fire. 

That is why we specialise in the installation, maintenance and design of fire systems to ensure that your business, home or public building is fully equipped with high-quality fire alarm system. We have over 20 years of experience in professional security solutions, and we're confident we'll be able to provide you with a safe and secure fire alarm system that will meet your requirements and the current standards for your industry. 
 
The Fire Alarm Systems we offer include:
  • Conventional Fire Alarms - No matter what type of office or property you own, you must ensure that it is fitted with a fire alarm system. However, if you're a tad reluctant to do this, and you're looking for just a basic fire alarm system to provide you with protection, then a conventional fire alarm system is the ideal for you.

  • Addressable Fire Alarm Systems - This type of fire alarm system is more technical than a conventional alarm system; every device in the system (smoke detectors, call points) has its own unique address. When a device is activated, its location is displayed on the alarm system's control panel, allowing you to easily identify the location of the fire, and will allow you to tackle it in time before it begins to spread. This type of alarm system is the ideal choice for the large buildings and commercial premises that are spread over a wide area.

  • Wireless Fire Alarm Systems - Do you want an advanced alarm system but you don't want to have to deal with a complex network of wires and cables. If so, then a wireless fire alarm system is the alarm system for you! This sort of alarm system will particularly beneficial for buildings with ongoing building work, and where a longer installation process would be inconvenient.
If you would like to find out more about our range of fire protection technology, get in touch with the team at IDS today! Simply fill out our quick enquiry form here, or call us on 02920 753 251.
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