How Does Fire System Monitoring Work?


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We rarely think about fire because it is such a historic element. While nobody should be unduly concerned about property fires — except us, because that's what we do - understanding how they originate and equipping your property with ways to help avoid them is critical.


Today we discuss fire alarm monitoring services, which is an essential element in your home or business’ fire protection.

What Is Professional Fire System Monitoring?

The speedy communication between your property's fire alarms and your security company's central monitoring station is referred to as fire alarm monitoring. When your monitored alarm activates and detects fire or smoke, it transmits a signal to the station, which notifies the proper emergency agencies and authorities and dispatches them to your property.


A monitored fire alarm can convey several other helpful signals to the control center in addition to giving notifications about flames or smoke.

How it Works

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Even though it's not required by any fire protection or building code in Arizona, fire alarm monitoring can be highly advantageous.


It gives you peace of mind knowing that in the event of a hazard, your fire security company is monitoring and following fire alarm signals in your property to help you receive immediate assistance, regardless of the time of day.


When the property is unoccupied, fire alarm monitoring can be incredibly beneficial because emergency services are notified even if no one is present, ensuring that your building is safeguarded at all times.


In the event of a fire, a fire alarm monitoring system is a cost-effective approach to ensure that your building and valuables receive prompt attention.

Why Residential and Business Owners Need Fire Alarm Monitoring Services

Why does fire alarm monitoring matter? Working smoke alarms (ideally combination heat and smoke detectors) is your first line of defense when it comes to fire detection equipment. You also have the option of having those items monitored or unmonitored.


[Read: 4 Essential Fire Prevention Equipment to Keep in Your Home]


Smoke alarms that are "non-monitored" or "local" can help provide early notice when a fire breaks and give everyone more time to evacuate. When they're functioning correctly, they're very useful fire protection devices, as long as you're in the building and aware.


Standard smoke detectors, on the other hand, can fail in a variety of situations, including:

  • What if you're not at home when the fire alarm goes off?

  • What if your pet is left alone at home?

  • What if you're a night owl?


What concerns us the most in all of these situations is that you are solely responsible. Who's going to save your property if a fire alarm goes off in your house and no one is home to hear it?


Possibly nobody.


A non-monitored smoke detector's sole purpose is to alert occupants of the building or house that there is an emergency and that it's time to evacuate. This means if your alarm goes off and nobody hears it or dials 911, the fire brigade may not be contacted until it's too late to save the building.


This is why we recommend fire alarm monitoring systems that are professionally monitored: Someone needs to look after your interests. Fortunately, our alarm monitoring teams can help.

Contact B&W Fire Security Systems Today! We Take Action Immediately!

Do you want to install or repair the fire alarm systems in your building? Are you curious about what other commercial fire alarm monitoring services are available?

Contact B&W Fire Security Services today for excellent residential and commercial fire protection systems, fire alarm signals, and immediate response!


Do you have questions about fire system monitoring? Ask us in the comments section below or reach us out today!


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