Fire Alarm Maintenance
Fire Alarm Maintenance Helps Prevent False Alarms

Published on July 31, 2019, by None

Malfunctioning fire alarms on your property that are repeatedly triggered even though there is no fire can be stressful, expensive, and even dangerous. Additionally, false alarms disrupt businesses and the costs to productivity can be significant. You can reduce or eliminate these disruptive false alarms with regular system maintenance. Continue Reading

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Why System Maintenance Should Be a Part of Your Test and Inspection Agreement

Published on June 10, 2019, by AFA Author

The owner or manager of a building is responsible for ensuring that its fire protection system is always working. But even high-quality fire protection systems will sometimes require repairs or replacement. Continue Reading

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Why Your Business Needs Regular Fire Alarm Inspections

Published on April 17, 2019, by AFA Author

Did you know you are required to have your commercial building inspected at least annually? Fire alarm inspections are a requirement to keep your building code compliant. Your local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) can and will visit your business/building at any time to ensure your fire alarm system has been inspected and is working properly in accordance with Local, State and/or National Fire Alarm Code. Continue Reading

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Proprietary vs. Non-Proprietary Fire Alarm Systems: Why You Should Care

Published on February 16, 2019, by AFA Author

The concept is simple – purchase a proprietary fire alarm system and be prepared to be “married” to the manufacturer and service provider. Alternatively, you can purchase or install a non-proprietary fire alarm system which will give you the ability to choose from a variety of authorized fire alarm service providers. In this article we will explain how this decision will impact the alarm systems end user and why choosing a non-proprietary system is the obvious long term choice. Continue Reading

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Alarm Signal Transmission Methods: Past, Present, and Future

Published on January 14, 2019, by AFA Author

AFA Protective Systems, Inc. has been monitoring alarm signals for over 145 years. Over that time, technology has advanced dramatically and there are a number of approved ways for alarm signals to get from a customer’s premise to a central monitoring station that are less expensive, faster and more diverse than ever before. Continue Reading