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5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Quality Fire Alarm System

Posted by Joe Wilson

Dec 14, 2020 8:26:05 AM

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When it comes to owning a business, protecting your premises, assets and the people that work for you is one of the most important elements of success. That’s why it’s crucial that all organizations have a high-quality fire alarm system in place. 

The issue is, many businesses do not understand the importance of implementing a proper fire alarm system. Many business owners have the mindset of: “a fire is unlikely to occur on my premises, so why invest in a top-quality solution?”

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Fire safety should never be taken for granted. As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to protect your property, assets and the people that work for you. If a fire does occur on your property, it can be hugely damaging and will likely put you out of businesses without the correct measures in place. 

A fire alarm will protect your property, while also giving both yourself and your employees peace of mind that they are safe at work. 

In this blog, Sonitrol Western Canada has listed five reasons why your business must absolutely invest in a high-quality fire alarm system, as well as taking a look at the best solution for businesses based in western Canada. 

#1 - You need to alert the authorities to prevent damage or injuries

A fire can ravage your property. To properly protect your building, and any employees or customers inside, it’s important that you alert the authorities to a fire as soon as possible. High-quality fire alarms systems will ensure firefighters are dispatched promptly in the event of a fire. 

#2 - Meet your insurance requirements 

Without approval from a fire department, did you know that it’s actually a violation of fire codes to not have fire monitoring within your company’s premises? By violating these fire codes, you are jeopardizing your insurance coverage. Insurers won’t pay out to your business without proof that you had an effective fire alarm system in place.

#3 - Give your employees peace of mind

All businesses must have a fire safety procedure that’s safe and easy to follow, and staff members should be trained on how to respond appropriately in the event of a fire. This ensures that the health and safety of your employees are properly protected in the event of an incident. A high-quality fire alarm system will give your team further peace of mind that your business is looking out for their safety. 

#4 - Access customized solutions that work specifically for your premises

Off-the-shelf fire alarm systems aren’t going to stop a fire damaging your property. That’s why you need to work with a high-quality fire alarm system provider who can design a customized solution based on your property’s specific needs. This will take into account all of the unique features of your building, such as stairwells, elevators and much more.

#5 - Your customers should feel safe

If you own a customer-facing business, such as a store or hospitality business, then the safety of your customer should always come first. When on the premises of your business, your customer should always feel safe and protected. When a customer comes into your property, you have a responsibility to protect them from any potential risks. 

What fire alarm system should you implement? 

When choosing a fire alarm system for your business, it’s important to keep in mind that early detection and verification are the two most important elements of limiting loss due to fire. 

Did you know that both of those are Sonitrol Western Canada specialities? 

Sonitrol Western Canada’s fire alarm system goes above and beyond other solutions on the market by verifying threats through our ability to provide 24-hour monitoring by operators at our central monitoring centre

This central monitoring centre has the ability to monitor smoke and heat detectors, sprinkler monitoring devices and pull stations. Once a threat is verified as real, Sonitrol’s fire monitoring services ensure that firefighters are dispatched immediately with real-time updates on the situation.

We are able to provide fire alarm solutions for: 

  • Smoke and heat detection 
  • Water flow and sprinkler monitoring
  • Temperature monitoring 
  • Elevator recall
  • Voice evacuation systems 
  • Duct detection

Want to learn more about how Sonitrol Western Canada’s unique and verified fire alarm system works? Contact us today. Our team of experts would love to answer any questions that you may have.

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Joe Wilson, Owner of Sonitrol Western Canada

We provide our customers with the best commercial security solutions and quality service backed by our unique Guarantee and Commitment to Service. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee!

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