Commercial Fire Alarm Systems 101

Here at Hiller Electric, we take the safety of our employees and customers very seriously. That is why we do all we can to ensure everyone we work with has the best possible understanding of practical safety when it comes to electric appliances and systems.

Improper use of electric appliances and systems can lead to very disastrous situations such as injury to people and property.

While many assume electric shock is the biggest culprit of such injuries, electrical related fires can play a big role as well. The National Fire Protection Association reports an annual average of 47,820 reported fires in the residential areas alone.

While residential fires can be quite damaging, the effect of an electrical fire in a commercial setting may be more far reaching. In commercial settings, the fire not only threatens the livelihood of the business owner, but their employees and property as well.

There are many preventative measures that will help reduce the risk of electrical fires, but in the unfortunate event that a fire should break out (electrical or not) having a proper fire alarm system in place is your best guarantee at preventing further (and potentially fatal) damage.

Here are a few things you need to know:

Keeping up to code. Depending on the size and purpose of your building, there are certain codes that may be required when it comes to installing a proper fire alarm system. Being up to code not only ensures that you won’t be slapped with unwanted fees and violations, and is also meant to ensure the highest safety for those who go in and out of your commercial space. Understanding fire code can be difficult, but here at Hiller, our skilled technicians are well-versed and can help guide you to make sure everything is in tip-top shape.

Choosing a basic to complex fire alarm system. Once you have an understanding of what fire alarm system is up to code, you can either choose to install a wide variety of systems. A lot depends on factors such as the purpose of the system, the occupants of the building, the contents/equipment within the building, the response time of the fire department, and more. Once you’ve determined these factors, our skilled technicians can help you choose the necessary equipment to meet your own needs, as well as ensure everything is up to code.

If you have any questions about the info above, feel free to contact us. Call us today at (402) 339-0524. Hiller Electric can help you with your installation needs. No job is too big or too small, and we guarantee quality service every time.

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