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The Benefits of Fire Alarm Monitoring

Discover the essential advantages of fire alarm monitoring in our latest blog. From early detection of potential threats to swift emergency response, monitoring services offer unparalleled peace of mind and protection for your property and occupants. Explore how this crucial technology can safeguard your premises against devastating fires.

Having a monitored fire alarm system has a number of important benefits. A fire alarm system is not operating to its full potential unless it is monitored. Unmonitored fire alarm systems only work when there is someone present to hear the fire alarm and contact the necessary emergency services. However, monitored systems will provide you with the support that you require when your business premises are unoccupied.

What is Fire Alarm Monitoring?

A monitored fire alarm system is when your fire alarm is being monitored by a third-party provider. If an alarm goes off, the third party can immediately determine whether it is a false alarm or not, and notify the fire department and emergency services if required.

A few of the benefits of having a monitored fire alarm in your commercial property include:

Rapid Response

Monitoring teams can respond to an emergency in minutes, as opposed to an individual who is experiencing the stressful situation of a fire. As a result, the fire department’s effectiveness in putting out the fire and minimising site damage is improved.

False Alarms

Fire alarms can cause a great deal of stress and inconvenience, especially if they are false. A monitored fire alarm system means that you will not be receiving a number of unnecessary phone calls from your security provider, as the third party will only contact emergency services in case of an actual emergency.

Reduce Business Disruption

If a fire is discovered and responded to promptly, which it will be when it is being monitored, then this can assist in alleviating any potential business disruption in the form of site damage, equipment malfunction, or stock loss, as well as employee anxiety. You will all be able to depart the location calmly and quickly knowing that the fire brigade has already been alerted.

Risk Reduction for Employees

The responsibility for monitoring alarm systems no longer falls to your employees if you employ a third-party service. If a fire does break out, employees will all be able to leave the site safely without having to notify emergency services about the alarm activation, which might endanger their lives.

24/7 Protection

Fire alarm monitoring is performed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year, ensuring that your location is always under surveillance. As a result, you will have greater potential for fire and improved overall safety than if your system was unmonitored.

Peace of Mind

Having a monitored fire alarm system gives you complete peace of mind that someone is keeping an eye on your property for possible fires. You don’t have to be concerned about whether or not anyone is on-site if it’s during the weekend or a bank holiday, or who will be in charge of such a responsibility.

A monitored fire alarm system provides an extra layer of protection for your business premises and employees. Although not required by law, it provides you with confidence that if a fire were to occur in your building, then emergency services would be there promptly.

Here at Britannia Fire & Security, we provide a professional, honest and transparent fully monitored fire alarm monitoring service. Please get in touch today to ensure that your premises are fully protected.