Fires often start when a building is unattended. The most important element here is early detection. This will involve smoke detection connected to a fire alarm monitoring centre, so that when the fire alarm activates it is instantly recognised and won't be ignored.
Within the historic building environment there can be few sights more tragic than a burning period property. Not only is it the physical fabric of the building itself which is lost, but the personal contents and memories of the owners and community past and present.
Properties that are left unattended out of normal working hours or weekends are at risk of a fire occurring, the fire detection system activating and the property suffering considerable fire damage due to a delay or no attendance at all from the Fire & Rescue Service.
Fire detection and alarm systems are without doubt essential for saving lives in a house fire. But when the house is empty, owners on holiday for example, the property is at risk of a catastrophic fire, as there is no one to raise an alarm to the Fire & Rescue Service.
In this day and age it is still found to be acceptable for the Fire & Rescue Service to be alerted of a building fire, from either the owner dialling 999 or the passing public. Time delay is absolutely critical when contacting the Rescue Service, that is why we use modern technology to send a Fire signal.
Fire alarm system monitored in real-time 24-7-365
Fire signal is received and promptly actioned by the monitoring centre
Fire & Rescue Service contacted immediately of fire incident