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One of the main benefits of a fire alarm is peace of mind. Accidental fires damage homes every day in the United States. It's impossible to eliminate all chances of an accidental fire, but a fire alarm can maximize the chances that everyone in your family gets out of the house safely.

The two main fire sprinkler systems that are preferred for high risk industrial or businesses complexes include pre-action sprinkler systems and deluge sprinkler systems. Our experienced technicians can provide helpful advice too on what type of system is best.

Did you know that the first electric fire alarm and detection system was patented in 1890 by Francis Robbins Upton? However, the significant advances that led to the modern systems we know today didn’t come around until the mid-to-late 1960s.

Check with your insurance company, but most insurers offer a discount on a homeowner's policy if the house is protected by a fire alarm or a combination burglar alarm and fire alarm system. The discount is often larger if the system is monitored.

If you need to install fire protection measures in a high hazard facility, then you will want a suppression system that will ensure the fire can be extinguished quickly and effectively. Common high-level systems include foam and water deluge systems, and chemical and carbon dioxide suppression systems.

It’s important to understand that not just any heat source will activate a fire sprinkler system. Rather the sprinkler head must detect a high enough temperature to turn on—usually between 135 and 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sometimes a fire is spotted by a person before the system automatically detects it, or there's no automatic detection. This is when manual fire alarm activation is used, such as breaking the glass or pulling down on the lever to set off the system.

A study by the National Fire Protection Association of all hotel fires between 1983 and 1987 showed that the average loss with a sprinkler system in place was $2,300. The average loss without a fire sprinkler system was $10,300.

Were you aware that hard-wired smoke alarms can be connected together with a wire? This means that when one alarm activates, all the interconnected alarms go off. Many alarms in new homes have this feature.

NFPA 72 requires listing together all of the components of the fire protection system that are monitored and used by the Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP). This is a stricter requirement than for electrical panels.
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