Fire Detection & Fire Alarms FAQ

Everyone knows that quality fire alarms and fire detection is essential to the safety of a business. But, what do you really know about them? At Hard Fire, we get asked many questions about fire alarms, fire detection and our industry in general, especially regarding just how important a fire protection system is within a home or business. So, we’d like to answer a few of the most popular questions we receive and hopefully this will help you decide on a new fire detection system for your Cincinnati business.

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Q: Is fire detection required at my business?

A: This is dependent on the size, occupancy and use. Please call us if you have this question and we will assist you with researching if you need a Fire alarm system. It is mandatory to have installed fire alarms active and functional within your business, regardless of its type. Hard Fire can work with you to get the right fire detection system for your wants, needs and building regulations.

Q: Can’t I just get the bare bones? Is a working fire detection system all that important?

A: Although it may seem like nothing bad can ever happen, having a working fire detection system, and one you can depend on, is an absolute necessity. Nearly 60% of home fire deaths between 2007 and 2011 occurred in homes where there were zero functioning fire alarms. Fire alarms are an incredibly easy thing to implement, especially with the help of Hard Fire. A fire detection system serves as one of the most effective ways to alert a building’s occupants that there is a fire and everyone needs to vacate the premises immediately.

Q: How long can I expect my new fire detection system to work?

A: With proper professional maintenance, your new fire detection system can last for over a decade. To ensure this longevity, you should have these fire alarms professionally serviced in the form annual inspections, once a year, by a professional fire detection and alarm company such as Hard Fire.

Q: What does a fire detection system include? Is it just the sounding alarms?

A: Fire alarms can include visual and audio evacuation alarms, calling the fire department, alarm initiating devices; sprinkler water flow alarms, automatic smoke detectors, manual pull stations, heat detectors and much more. Allow the experts at Hard Fire to tailor the perfect fire detection system designed specifically for your unique business and its needs.

If you don’t see your specific question about fire detection, give us a call and we’ll be able to answer it for you. And, when you’re ready to learn more about a fire detection system for your Cincinnati business, call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301, or you can Contact Us.