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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.
fire alarm system maintenance
 
Here at IDS Security Systems Ltd, our priority is to make sure your fire alarm system is capable of keeping you safe. We have helped protect countless commercial, public and residential properties by designing, installing and maintaining their fire alarm systems. Not only do we provide the system, but we also provide fire alarm system maintenance to ensure you stay protected. Fire alarm system maintenance allows you to be confident that you are fully protected all year round.
 
All of our alarms are of the highest quality, because of our 20+ years of experience, you can be confident that we really know fire alarm systems. We offer a range of systems including:
 
fire alarm maintenance
 
Conventional Fire Alarms
A minimum requirement for all locations, our conventional fire alarm systems provide peace of mind.
 
Addressable Fire Alarms
Ideal for large buildings and commercial locations. An enhanced fire alarm system reaches a large area. This allows you to locate a fire precisely and quickly even in a large area.
 
Wireless Fire Alarms
An advance system that benefits from a lack of wires and cables. Perfect for any locations where a fire alarm installation is not convenient, but still allows you to keep the property well protected. 
 
fire system maintenance
 
Working across Wales and England, we come out and survey each property whether it is a home, office, large government buildings, shops, etc., and design you a system and maintenance package that will best suit your requirements. 
 
We offer expert fire alarm maintenance to keep your system working to its full potential. This involves a call out engineer service which is available 24/7. This round-the-clock monitoring also occurs all year long so that you can rest assured your fire alarm system is up and running. This fire alarm system maintenance protects you and your property to the optimum level. 
 
For a quote, or any advice on any of the services we offer, including fire alarm system maintenance, feel free to get in touch with our team today. Fill out our quick enquiry form here, or call us on 02920 753 251.

 

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