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Smoke Detection Equipment

The safety of people is paramount when you start to look at the need for smoke detectors. Whether the setting is industrial, commercial or residential, Discount Fire Extinguishers supply equipment for all of them.

A smoke detector, also known as a smoke alarm, is a device that detects the presence of smoke, typically as an indicator that there is a fire nearby. Commercial, industrial, and mass residential devices are hard wired to the mains and often monitored. If smoke is detected they issue a signal to a fire alarm system which raises the alarm both internally and externally, while the humble household detectors, known as smoke alarms, generally issue a local audible or visual alarm from the detector itself.

Smoke Detection Equipment Additional Information

If you need information about how and where to install and place your smoke detection equipment there are a number of questions that need to be asked and answered. As a home owner almost all your questions can be answered by your local Fire Services Liaison Officer. If however you are a business that requires information then it is advisable to seek out the services of a specialist company or consultant to advise you and/or to act on your behalf through the acquisition and installation of your system. Full risk assessment evaluation needs to be carried out to ascertain the type of system you need, the number of detectors required for the area to be covered, whether you will employ external contractors to monitor and maintain your system. As a landlord there are legal requirements as to what smoke detection equipment should be installed. However, there is no reason you cannot provide a qualified professional installer with all the parts that are needed to complete the job properly, along with all the other items you will need like, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Lighting equipment etc which will reduce overall costs.