Protect Your Business with a Fire Alarm System
Keep Your Commercial Property Safe With a System from a Local Fire Alarm Company
Did you know that according to the U.S. Fire Administration, between 2014 and 2016, fire departments responded to an estimated 100,300 fires in non-residential buildings across the nation? These fires resulted in an annual average of 90 deaths, 1,350 injuries, and $2.4 billion in property losses.
Fire safety is an essential part of keeping your St. Augustine, FL property safe, but you don’t have to rely just on smoke detectors anymore. Keep reading to find out why a smart fire alarm system is critical for protecting your property and what benefits you get from partnering with a local fire alarm company.
The Importance of a Fire Alarm System
Aside from fire alarm systems becoming a standard requirement for commercial properties in St. Augustine and beyond, they’re a critical tool to help you keep your personnel and assets safe.
Imagine the chaos that would ensue if you arrived at your property one morning, ready to tackle the day only to find there had been a fire overnight while you were gone. If you’re not on your property, there’s no way for you to see or smell the signs of a potential fire and call for help before things get out of hand.
You have a security system for your commercial property, so why wouldn’t you want a smart fire alarm system too?
A smart fire alarm system can help mitigate fire damage by minimizing the time it takes to act and fight against the fire. They’re meant to detect potential signs of fire and alert the people on your commercial property to the possible presence of a fire.
A smart fire alarm system even goes as far as letting even those away from your business know. For example, suppose your system detects a questionable amount of carbon monoxide. In that case, you’ll receive a real-time alert from anywhere in the world, and your system will contact emergency responders right away.
The Benefits of Partnering with a Local Fire Alarm Company
Many—if not most—fire alarm companies are national. You might not think choosing between a local or national partner makes a difference when it comes to protecting your property against a devastating fire, but we’re here to tell you that it does.
Working with a local fire alarm company gives you a few advantages that working with a national company does not. A local fire alarm company knows your area’s conditions and when you’re most at risk of experiencing a fire because they live and work in your area, too. They’re more familiar with local fire codes and can work closely with your architects, local authorities, fire marshals, and builders to create the right solutions for your building.
Plus, if you ever need them to come on to your property to take a look at something, they can stop by with no problem. Most national fire alarm companies aren’t able to provide their customers with on-site visits!
Atlantic Security is nationally certified with hundreds of successful installations. We meet all necessary St. Augustine and St. Johns County fire codes at an affordable rate. Get in touch with us today by giving us a call or filling out our online contact form.