There are around 500 fire related deaths in the UK each year, and you are 4 times more likely to die in a fire if you don’t have a working fire alarm or smoke alarm.
The importance of keeping your fire protection systems up to date and in good working order is paramount to you and your employee’s safety as there are a number of reasons why an ageing fire alarm’s functionality can be compromised. A deficient inspection, testing and maintenance program will also take its toll on equipment, accelerating its deterioration. As systems reach the concluding years of their life cycle, finding sufficient support and replacement parts can become a challenge. Collectively, these issues undermine the effectiveness of the systems
Did you know after 10 years, only 70% of smoke alarms will still function as they should?!
Technology is always evolving
Modern fire alarm systems are comprised of complex, intelligent components with powerful microprocessors and software at their heart.
New fire alarm technology means more sensitive detection, advanced warning and mitigated risk, it also makes it easier to find replacement parts if required.
Today, many operators with systems over 10 years old are finding their system is no longer manufactured, with the inherent problem of the lack of available new or service replacement spares.
Manufacturers are continuously developing technology to leverage their systems over competitors and present the most advanced product that they can to the market. As this technology eventually prevails, updates are introduced.
Don’t let this be you
You have an office tower block with over 200 members of staff. You’re told your fire alarm system is over 10 years old and no longer supported and spares are no longer available. You are now worried about a critical component failure, or worse the fact 70% of smoke alarms are no longer working as they should and in the event of a fire there maybe no warning. Feeling Vulnerable?
If you’re worried about your old fire alarm systems visit our fire protection pages. Or contact one of our sales consultants on 0845 402 3045. Alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.