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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. 

Fire Alarm Maintenance

Fire can be devastating, one of those terrible events that no one thinks will happen to them until it does. That's why it's so important to have a fire alarm at your property, whether it is a commercial or personal space. Most of us know this, but something that is constantly overlooked is fire alarm maintenance. Many think that it is enough to just install a fire alarm, job done, right? 

Wrong. Like any piece of technology, occasionally there can be a fault that stops it from working to it's highest performance, but when it comes to your fire alarm system, this can't be overlooked. That's why at IDS we make it our priority to provide you with a fire alarm system that we can be sure is capable of making you safe. To learn more about our fire alarm systems, click here

With 20+ years of experience, we know how to design, install and maintain a fire alarm system that fits seamlessly with your property and your lifestyle. The maintenance we provide means that we will still be helping to protect your home long after we install your system.

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Our fire alarm maintenance ensures that your fire safety systems are in prime working condition, and you won't need to second guess when the last time you checked your alarm was. We provide a 24/7 call out service, that means an engineer is always on hand if you think there is something wrong with your alarm. This round-the-clock maintenance allows us to take action if something is wrong, come and fix the problem and keep your property protected.

Some benefits of fire alarm maintenance include:

  • Quick response to the location of the fire.
  • Ensuring your fire alarm is working to its full potential.
  • Rapid correspondence with the emergency services.
  • Peace of mind for property owners when they are away from their property.

If you're wondering what types of alarms are available you can learn more about them by reading our blog post. Or if you want to speak to us directly about the services we offer, don't hesitate to get in touch. Feel free to contact us today

Fire Alarms

In the event of a fire, a fire alarm is usually one of the first indicators that there is something wrong. But are fire alarms required by law? 

Most households feel safer and more comfortable if their home is fitted with a working fire alarm, so it's hard to imagine a world without these helpful warnings. According to the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service, you're twice as likely to die in a fire if you don't have a smoke alarm that works and 90 people die each year because their smoke alarm battery was flat or missing. 

Are fire alarms required by law?

If you're a landlord, yes. Fire alarms are required by law within all of your properties. In the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015, all private sector landlords are required to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their property.

Landlords must also ensure the fire alarms work at the start of each new tenancy. Furthermore, each room which contains a solid fuel burning appliance, like a wood burning stove or a coal fire, must be fitted with a carbon monoxide alarm. 

As it has past 1st of October 2015, all Landlords are now legally required to have working fire and carbon monoxide alarm systems installed in their rented accommodation. 

If you own a business, it is also stated in the UK fire alarm regulations that all business premises much have an appropriate fire detection system. If any Landlords or Business Owners do not comply with these rules, they will face a fine.

Read the full Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

Do you need a fire alarm in your own home?

Though it is not illegal to be without a fire alarm in your home, it could affect your home insurance. If you have a fire alarm, many home insurance plans may provide a small discount on the cost of your cover.

However, if you tell your insurer that you have working fire alarms and it is found that they were not working when the fire happened, your payout may be reduced. They may even turn your claim down altogether. 

Therefore, whether you're letting, working, renting or a homeowner, it is advisable to always have a working fire alarm fitted in your premises. 

Where can I get a fire alarm? 

Here at IDS Security Systems, we specialise in fitting and supplying to latest fire detection technology. We have 20+ years of experience with fire alarm systems, and we provide a call our engineering service that is available around-the-clock. 

Our alarm systems include the following.

  • Conventional Fire Alarms
  • Addressable Fire Alarm Systems
  • Wireless Fire Alarm Systems

You can read more about our alarm systems here. 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss our fire alarms further, you can contact us here or get in touch on 02920 753 251. 

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.

Fire Safety

When it comes to protecting your home during fire emergencies, a correctly installed fire alarm system is an absolute necessity. That’s why it is important to know who can install fire alarm systems efficiently for you. It is important to ensure your chosen person for the job is an expert in this field. 

Steps need to be taken to properly install fire alarms because if a failure in the system occurs this could mean a loss of life. Fire alarm systems are an incredibly important part of fire safety, so it is vital that your alarm works properly in the event of a fire. Not everyone is able to install a fire alarm system, which is why you need to ensure you're working with someone who can install fire alarm systems and has done so correctly before. For every second your fire alarm does not work during a fire, the potential for loss of life increases. 

Here at IDS Security, we supply state-of-the-art fire alarm systems for commercial, public and residential properties in the UK. We install and supply maintenance for our fire alarm systems, alongside 24-hour call out monitoring and engineering service. We have 20+ years of experience in the security industry and we are BAFE and SSAIB accredited, so you can rest assured that your fire alarm system will be installed correctly if you choose to have your fire alarm installed by us.

We can install a range of different fire alarm systems suitable for all premises. Our systems include:

Wireless Fire Alarm Systems

Our wireless fire alarm systems are ideal for buildings that have ongoing building work as they do not come with multiple wires and cables to install.

Conventional Fire Alarm Systems 

Conventional fire alarm systems take time and skill to install so should be done by a professional. Once they are installed correctly, they will help protect you from a fire in all premises.

Addressable Fire Alarm Systems 

Our addressable fire alarm systems display precisely where the fire is which will give you time to tackle or get away from the fire quickly. They are ideal for larger premises, like large offices and apartment buildings. Find out more about all of our fire alarm systems by clicking the button below:

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If you’re looking for the right fire alarm installer for you, IDS Security has accreditations for schemes that are recognised and respected throughout the industry. Get in touch with us today!

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