Despite less than stellar economic times, there are certain business investments that are still worth the investment, like security. Even as the economy struggles, businesses continue to upgrade their security systems, realizing the growing importance of security. And as the demand for security systems continues to increase, so too does the demand for better security technology.
One of these new security technologies is a smarter fire alarm system that can identify numerous issues, including smoke detector activations, water flow from sprinklers, alarm activation locations, and much more!
But you already have a fire alarm system, right? Why would you need a smarter fire alarm?
“At some point, the systems you have right now are going to start failing,” said Greg Jakubowski, who is principal and chief engineer for Fire Planning Associates.
When upgrading your fire alarm system, you have several options, including:
- Combo Systems: If you are interested in increasing your security systems capabilities without paying a lot, then a combo system might be your best option. “In these cases, probably the easiest and least expensive way of upgrading fire alarm equipment is to adopt a combined reporting solution that allows all brands of fire alarm systems to report basic fire alarm data,” said Hughes Associates Inc.’s Senior Engineer Michael J. Madden. This maximizes your fire alarms reporting capabilities, but does not address interoperability.
- Incorporating Mass Notification: Most fire experts recommend including audio capabilities for mass notification purposes. These fire alarm systems not only sound alarms and sirens, but they also direct building occupants on what to do and where to go during an emergency.
- Incorporating Video: Video allows security systems and system operators to pinpoint the exact location and severity of an incident.
These are just a few examples of how you can upgrade your current fire alarm system!
But how does a business go about integrating their old fire alarm system with one of these new, smarter systems? Well, for starters, call the security experts at ARK Systems, Inc. Everything we do is about your long-term satisfaction. Whatever it takes to solve your problems, keep you satisfied and earn your trust, consider it done.We don’t hit and run. We don’t pass the buck. We stay and we build seamless solutions. And relationships.
ARK offers truly seamless, truly integrated solutions!
For any further questions on Fire Alarm Systems and Mass Notification, simply contact ARK Systems at 1-800-995-0189 or click here today.
When you consider how crucial security can be, and when you think of all the options that you’re faced with today, one thing becomes clear. You need a contractor with experience. For assessment, design, installation, testing and service, ARK is the expert across the board.