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Fire Alarms

Our team of accredited fire alarm experts will assess your premises and design a system suited for your requirements and budget. 

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WHAT IS A FIRE ALARM?

Very different to an intruder alarm, a fire alarm is a device that senses smoke, heat or flame and alerts occupants of the building by sounding an audible signal. It can be battery-powered or hardwired into the building’s electrical system. Smoke detectors are one type of fire alarm. They detect smoke and alert occupants through sounds like beeps or sirens.

Having a working and regularly serviced fire alarm is one of the most effective ways to protect your premises and staff from fires. At OHEAP our qualified and accredited engineers will design, install, test and service the best fire alarm and emergency lighting systems for your premises.

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frequently asked questions

anything you need to know

There are no stupid questions when it comes to protecting your business. If you can’t find the answer to your question get in touch and talk to one of our specialist consultants.

What are Conventional Fire Alarms?

Conventional fire alarm systems are a popular choice for small to mid-sized facilities that do not require advanced features, such as addressability. A conventional fire alarm system utilises hard wiring to connect each initiating device to the control panel.

The main advantage of conventional systems over addressable ones is cost. Conventional systems can be installed at a much lower cost than their addressable counterparts.

What are Addressable Fire Alarms?

An addressable fire alarm system is a type of fire detection system that can be programmed to recognise specific devices within the network. This allows for quicker responses and more efficient troubleshooting.

Addressable systems typically consist of a central control panel and individual devices that are connected together by wire or wireless technology. Each individual device has its own unique address, making it easier to identify the exact device that has been activated in the event of an emergency.

The primary advantage of an addressable fire alarm system over conventional systems is that it makes it easier to pinpoint where the issue occurred in case of emergency situations, especially if multiple devices have been activated at once or if one device fails repeatedly.

What are Wireless Fire Alarms?

A wireless fire alarm is a type of smoke detector that uses RF radio waves to send messages from one alarm to another. These devices are often used in commercial buildings where wiring is more difficult or may affect building structure. When a wireless fire alarm detects smoke or heat, it sends a message over the radio frequency so that other nearby devices can be alerted as well. This allows the alarms to work together to give you more coverage than traditional wired devices alone would provide.

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SERVICES

What we Offer

If your looking to have a fire alarm installed on your premises then our specialist engineers can help. Our system design will be completely bespoke to your premise. All our designs are completed in line with British standard BS5839-1:2013 and the Regulatory Reform Order (2005).

British Standard BS5839-1:2017 states that your fire alarm system should be serviced every 6 months.

Our engineers can service any new or existing fire alarm system in your premises. Working around you and your staff our engineers will carry out all servicing, without disturbing the day-to-day running of your business.

Design

If your looking to have a fire alarm or emergency lighting system installed in your premises then our specialist fire alarm engineers can help. Our system design will be completely bespoke to your premise. All our designs are completed in line with British standard BS5839-1:2013 and the Regulatory Reform Order (2005).

Installation

When it comes to installing your new alarm or emergency lighting system we’ll work around you. We’ll book in your installation on a day that suits you and aim to install it discreetly with minimal disruptions to your business. Our engineers are BAFE and NSI Gold certified so you can be sure of a quality and professional service.

Testing & Servicing

Our engineers can service any new or existing fire alarm or emergency lighting system in your premises. Working around you and your staff our engineers will carry out all servicing without disturbing the day to day running of your business.

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Finding a Fire Alarm for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Finding a Fire Alarm for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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Why Your Smoke Alarm is Beeping

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What are Conventional Fire Alarms?

What are Conventional Fire Alarms?

We at OHEAP have been in the fire safety industry for over 50 years. Additionally, we understand the importance of a fire safety system when protecting our employees within the premises. Many business owners have limited knowledge of fire alarms and it can be...