Fire alarm & Fire Fighting
The average new property can be a fairly easy entry-level commercial fire alarm project for a properly licensed and insured company with limited fire alarm experience. Even though these projects can be larger than an average store or business, much of the installation is repetitive from floor to floor (note that buildings with more than seven floors are considered high rises and are thus not entry-level projects). Fire alarm systems often need to incorporate safety control functions such as elevator recall, sprinkler system connections and sleeping room ADA-compliant visual appliances. While most commercial occupancies do not have provisions for smoke detection, properties have requirements for both smoke alarms and detectors. A common contract requirement for one of these jobs might read:
“Activation of room system smoke sensor shall immediately and automatically sound an alarm (three pulse temporal pattern) within the room of incident and annunciate at the front desk.” Smoke Alarms & Warning Systems This annunciation of smoke alarms can be accomplished a couple of ways. In new construction, an intelligent system of smoke detectors may be used to provide the required alarm and detection normally provided by single-station or multiple-station smoke alarms, even though the minimum — and most often provided arrangement — is to install smoke alarm in each guest room.