Fire Alarm Installation

Fire Alarm Installation

Fire alarm installation from an expert team.

We certify to British Standards and guarantee all work for 12 months.

Fire alarm installation is an important consideration for most businesses. If you’re responsible for commercial premises then you almost certainly need an effective, well-maintained fire alarm system to keep within the law.

Here at Worth Fire Protection our team of fully qualified, industry-approved engineers has many years’ experience fitting all types of commercial fire alarms.

Whether you need a conventional fire alarm system, an addressable fire alarm system or a wireless fire alarm system, we can help.

We deliver all work to British Standards and guarantee what we’ve done for 12 months. We make sure we keep our prices competitive too.

How we can help

  • Fire alarm installation across Surrey, London and the whole of the South-East
  • Conventional, Addressable & Wireless fire alarm systems
  • Industry-accredited engineers
  • All work certified to British Standards
  • FREE, no obligation survey, and quotes provided within a few days
  • Competitive prices that work with your budget – we will save you money where we can
  • A clear estimate of the time it will take to install the system
  • Full training on how to use your new fire alarm system

UK fire safety legislation gives clear guidance regarding fire alarm installation.

Apart from those businesses operating out of the smallest, simplest, low-risk commercial buildings, you must have a well-fitted, good quality fire alarm system that suits your specific premises to be within the law.

Whilst necessary, installing a fire alarm can feel like a big expense and although it could save your business money in the long run, these sorts of bills rarely feel like they arrive at a good time.

At Worth Fire Protection we will always take your budget into account and feed this into your fire alarm installation proposal.

We stock a wide range of fire alarm systems and our engineers are trained across many fire alarm protocols, so we’re sure we’ll always find something to suit your business.

Where possible, we try to re-use as much of your existing fire alarm system as we can, so as to save your business money.

If new parts are needed, we will aim to supply them at a similar cost to that which you’d find online so you can feel confident you are only paying for our team’s time and expertise.

Types of fire alarm system supplied by Worth Fire Protection

We don’t expect everyone to be a fire alarm installation expert (that’s our job), so we’re always happy to provide an explanation about the different types of fire alarm system and who they might suit best.

Conventional fire alarm systems

The hardware associated with a conventional fire alarm tends to be much cheaper than the other types of alarm, however they are more difficult to install because they require more wiring, which in turn means more time is needed from the fire alarm installation team.

A conventional system won’t be able to tell you the precise location of the fire, however if they are wired correctly they will be able to divide your premises into zones.

This means they can still be used as a cheaper solution even in premises with multiple floors or areas as long as the arrangement is fairly simple. However, we wouldn’t recommend them for more complex buildings.

Addressable fire alarm systems

Addressable alarm systems are a little more sophisticated than the more basic conventional type. Every device connected to the addressable system has its own unique address – hence the name.

This means that when a fire is detected, the fire alarm control panel is able to tell you exactly which device has been activated, whether it’s a detector or a call point. This in turn means you have more chance of locating the fire and putting it out quickly. 

Whilst addressable systems cost a little more, they can be easier to install than conventional systems because all of the devices are connected to one, wire ‘loop’, rather than by individual cables.

They also have the potential to save your business money over time as they are less prone to false alarms and more effective in the case of actual fire. They are definitely worth considering for any commercial building that is a little more complex.

Wireless fire alarm systems

Wireless fire alarm systems are great for premises that need to take appearances into account, such as high-end retail outlets, or who are restricted from doing much with the fabric of the property, such as listed buildings.

As the name suggests, they require no cabling so are very quick and simple to install. However, the systems themselves are expensive and have a number of ongoing costs associated with them.

Primarily this ongoing cost is the regular replacement of batteries. These need to be frequently checked and replaced if necessary.

Some wireless systems use bespoke batteries which are more expensive than the standard types you’re used to buying in the shops. Because of the ongoing cost, we would recommend wireless systems in specialist cases as mentioned above, or as a temporary fire safety solution where it’s not feasible to install a wired system, such as on building sites.

Other types of fire alarm system

Outside of the three main types of fire alarm system, there are many variations of detector, call point and bell (known as ‘sounders’). Our engineer can advise you of the various types and provide a recommendation following a site visit and free survey.