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All businesses and publicly accessed buildings must have fire alarm systems installed to comply with IS:3218. Reid Security designs, installs and services all types of fire alarm systems and associated devices such as automatic closing fire doors, smoke release vents and emergency lighting.
We service and maintain many commercial systems in community centres, schools and nursing homes. As part of our service we instruct and advise all responsible staff on the best practices to ensure the highest level of safety. Some of our recommendations are listed below
Inspect for any fault indicator showing or fault buzzers operating. Inform the designated responsible person of any fault.
Trigger a call point or detector to ensure that sounders operate. Reset the fire alarm panel. Each week choose a different zone, so all zones are tested in rotation.
Check all previous log book entries and clarify that any remedial action has been taken. Operate all call points and detectors in each zone. Remove mains supply and check that the battery is capable of supplying the alarm sounders. Check that all outputs such as door releases operate on activation.
Every 2-3 Years:
Clean smoke detectors to ensure quick detection and reduce false alarms.
Every 4 Years:
Replace sealed lead acid batteries.
Service & Maintenance:
Annual maintenance of your fire detection and alarm system is required to comply with IS: 3218. Even high spec systems will deteriorate without proper maintenance, so regular servicing is recommended to ensure full protection. Reid Security offers annual servicing and 24hr emergency service on all of our systems.