Home Fire Alarm Monitoring for your Home and Business
Most fire systems are required to have "Home Fire Alarm Monitoring Service" or "Remote Station Monitoring".
In its simplest form "Monitoring" supervises a fire alarm or a fire sprinkler system for any alarm or trouble conditions.
When an alarm signal is received, they dispatch the fire department and the building manager or owner. When a trouble signal is received, they take corrective action.
All signals from their home fire alarm monitoring system are sent to our UL listed central station. The central station is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The central station is ready to receive signals from your premises and take action. All fire monitoring systems send a signal to the central station every 24 hours. This is called a timer test.
The timer test lets them know the system is operating normally and is not having any problems. If they do not receive a timer test, they know to take corrective action.
There are various forms of fire monitoring service. The following description covers the majority of the installations.
A fire monitoring system will always have a fire communications module or a communications panel. The communications panel is required to have two conventional telephone lines by which the panel communicates to the central station.
As a life saving safety system, the fire monitoring system constantly supervises it's wiring, phone lines, AC power, battery and general operations. If one phone line should fail, the system uses the other phone line to call our central station and notify us of a phone line failure.
The same is true of most other system problems; the system calls the central station and identifies the problem so the situation can be corrected.
Computer automation is an essential part of the central station operation. The computers receive alarm and trouble signals and presents the information to the station operators. This allows them to take action as quickly and efficiently as possible.
When they receive an alarm, they dispatch the fire department. Next they contact the responsible parties (RP) provided by the customer until an RP is reached or all RP have been called. When they receive an alarm signal, they do not respond to the premises unless an RP directs us to do so or unless there are special service arrangements.
Home Fire Alarm Monitoring is at the forefront of modern day fire protection. It insures the building owner and occupants that the fire department will be promptly dispatched in the event of a fire and that trouble conditions are promptly addressed and resolved.
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