Reasons to Install a Fire Alarm:
If you’ve never experienced what it’s like to recover from a fire, consider yourself lucky. Fires have caused a lot of damage in South Africa over the past years. From buildings burning to the ground in Pretoria and Johannesburg CBD to the Knysna fires that caused thousands of people to be displaced from their homes and acres of vineyards destroyed. Fires can take lives and decimate revenues.
Fire alarms save lives:
The number one reason to install a fire alarm is to make the building safe for your employees, customers, and tenants. A combination of smoke and heat detectors, sirens and bells, and strobe lights detect fires and alert building occupants, giving them ample time to evacuate in an orderly fashion.
Fire alarms reduce property loss:
While strobe lights and sirens don’t actively put out fires, they alert the people who can. The fire control process begins when trained personnel attack a small fire with an extinguisher and bystanders, guests, or employees call the fire department. Monitored fire alarm systems automatically notify emergency responders and fire trucks dispatch to your location without delay. The faster these responses happen, the sooner the fire is extinguished and the less damage your building sustains.
Fire alarms shorten your recovery time:
Less building damage means shorter downtime until you can reopen for business. This cuts your losses from the fire, even more, allowing you to return to business as usual before long.
Fire alarms may qualify you for insurance discounts:
Most insurance carriers offer discounted rates on business insurance policy premiums if you have a code-compliant fire alarm system. Some providers require you to install a fire alarm before they will insure your business.
The importance of a Fire Alarm System cannot be stressed enough.