Choosing a fire alarm for your building is a critical business decision. Before purchasing, conduct some research, analyze your building, and consider your needs carefully. Here are a few factors to consider and questions to ask to guide you through the purchasing process.

Here are a few types of commercial structures that require fire alarm systems:

  • Retail properties
  • Industrial facilities
  • Assisted living communities
  • Hospitals and medical centers
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Commercial kitchens and restaurants

The average lifespan of a fire alarm system is approximately 10 to 15 years, depending on the type of system and the level of maintenance it receives. Regularly scheduled maintenance will ensure that the system operates optimally and in accordance with local regulations and standards.

In addition to meeting legal requirements, here are a few additional benefits of commercial fire alarm monitoring:

  • Increase safety
  • Reduce business disruptions
  • Receive insurance discounts
  • Improve emergency response times
  • Reduces false alarms and associated fines

The duration of a fire alarm inspection and test will depend on the size of your facility. Inspections for smaller systems may take as little as an hour, whereas larger facilities with multiple buildings and complex systems may take up to a few days.

Investing in a high-quality fire alarm with the latest technology will help protect your staff, customers, and property from potential disasters. The peace of mind and potential savings in property damage will easily offset the high upfront costs over time.

You’ll need to understand pricing considerations to find the best system for your needs and budgetary requirements. The cost of a commercial fire alarm system will depend on several factors, including:

  • System type
  • Number of components needed
  • Building size and age
  • Building classification
  • Industry codes
  • Installation complexity
  • Ongoing maintenance
  • Monitoring services

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Ignicop is a Fire Hazard Annuniciator Panel that alerts about any anomaly in the fire protection systems to the first responders by way of SMS and Phone Call and an intuitive dashboard that can also be viewed by many thereby providing information at your fingertips. With IGNICOP, crucial information about the health status  of the Fire Protection systems of your premises is always at your fingertips.

Stakeholders will receive a second round of calls.

Those who did not answer the call will receive a second call and they will also be notified through mail & SMS.

Once the faulty protection system is addressed, the device will automatically reset.

It’s very minimal. less than what our internet router consumes in a day.

We can add up to 10 numbers, but we suggest that add numbers of those who can take action.

It will be done by the Ignicop Implementation team at Basic Elements. In case you need to change the numbers, you can reach out through mail at ignicop@basicelements.in

The Ignicop device has an inbuilt battery that will give back-up up to 72 hours.

Since Ignicop is a retrofit device, it is mandatory to have at least one of them. It can also be fitter to downcomers or Sprinklers.

If the ring line is connected in a closed circuit format, it won’t be necessary.

One Ignicop will be enough for premises as big as the International Airport.

It depends on the type and range of the detectors used in the Fire alarm system.

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