The Importance of Fire Alarms for Your Business

Did you know that it is a legal requirement for all commercial premises to have adequate fire detection and warning systems in place? According to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, this applies not only to businesses, but also to landlords, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and self-catering properties.

Having a fire alarm system is crucial for the safety of your business and everyone involved. In fact, less than 80% of businesses are able to continue trading immediately after a fire. The consequences can be devastating, with potential job losses, loss of customers, and long-term struggles for the company.

At MPR Security, we are a company that takes fire safety seriously. Our team of security surveyors are fully-trained to advise owners of offices, retail outlets, industrial sites, and domestic premises on their legal obligations. We ensure that all our alarms and smoke detectors are designed, installed, and maintained to the current British Standard (BS5839).

Don’t compromise on fire safety. Trust MPR to provide you with the expertise and quality fire alarm systems that you need to protect your business and comply with the law.

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Choose The Right Fire Alarm System For Your Needs

At MPR, we understand that every building has unique requirements when it comes to fire alarm systems. That’s why we offer two different types of alarm installations to cater to your specific needs:

  1. Hardwired Fire Alarm Systems: These systems are connected by cables to the main control system and power supply. They provide a reliable and robust solution for fire detection and warning.
  2. Radio Fire Alarm Systems: Similar to a wireless computer network system, these detectors are powered by batteries. They are an ideal choice when the installation of a hard-wired system is difficult or disruptive. Radio fire alarm systems are quicker to install and cause minimal damage to interior walls or décor. They are particularly suitable for public buildings, theatres, historic buildings, listed properties, and private homes.

When it comes to the functionality of the alarms, you have two options:

  • Stand-alone Alarms: These alarms are installed throughout the premises and sound to notify people to evacuate the building and call the fire and rescue services.
  • Monitored Systems: In addition to sounding the alarm on the premises, monitored systems immediately notify the nominated key holder and the fire and rescue service through our monitoring control centre. This type of system is often required in high-risk properties such as timber-framed, historic, or commercial buildings, as insurers may insist on a monitored system.

Ensure the safety of your property and comply with regulations by choosing the right fire alarm system for your needs. Trust MPR to provide you with expert advice and high-quality installations.

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Smoke Detection

Every year, the fire service responds to over 600,000 fires, resulting in a tragic loss of over 800 lives. Surprisingly, while only 8% of these incidents occur in domestic properties, they account for over 62% of fire-related deaths. In fact, the statistics show that you are 20 times more likely to die in a house fire than in a fire at work.

The good news is that many of these deaths could have been prevented with the simple installation of a smoke alarm. In fact, the fire service states that you are twice as likely to die in a house fire without a smoke alarm compared to a house that has one.

Don’t underestimate the importance of having a smoke alarm in your home. It could be the difference between life and death for you and your family.

At MPR, we understand the significance of smoke detection in domestic premises. Our engineers can seamlessly integrate smoke or heat detectors into your existing intruder alarm system in most cases. For larger homes, our experienced surveyors may recommend the installation of a dedicated fire alarm system to ensure comprehensive coverage.