Four Reasons Why You Need a Fire Alarm for Your Retail Store
Published on October 5, 2021, by AFA Author
A properly designed and installed fire alarm system is essential for any retail space. Equipping your store with a working fire alarm system is an important step to improve the safety of your employees and protect your most valuable assets. There are many reasons why you should consider a fire alarm system for your store. Here are 4 important ones:
- Fire Protection is a Requirement- Local fire code, NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) standards, insurance companies and certain state laws require fire alarm systems to always be in working condition and regularly inspected and tested. Complying with codes and regulations could help avoid expensive fines from local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs). A licensed and experienced provider will design a service schedule that won't disrupt your business’s operation.
- Protects Assets and Employees- Having a reliable fire alarm system along with up-to-date fire safety measures in place can help ensure your assets and employees are safe. Your fire alarm system could save lives and inventory by sounding a local alarm and notifying the monitoring central station, if a fire emergency occurs.
- Alerting Emergency Responders - Central station monitoring is a code required service for most fire alarm systems. Central station operators are monitoring fire alarm signals 24/7 to quickly respond in the event of an emergency. It is important to choose a reputable central station alarm company to ensure your system is being monitored by trained employees who will provide a prompt and efficient response in the event of an emergency.
- It can Save you Money A fire alarm system that does not work properly may not detect a fire. This means your retail store could suffer extensive fire damage, which would be costly to repair. Having your system regularly inspected and maintained will save you money in the long run by limiting the risk of costly damage from a fire.
Fire Alarm Services to Retail Stores from AFA Protective Systems, Inc.
We know that nothing is more important than the safety of your employees and the protection of your valuable assets. AFA provides leading edge retail fire alarm systems so you can choose the right systems and the right partner for your specific service needs. It is critical to keep your fire alarm system inspected, maintained, and monitored by your service provider. AFA’s services come with licensed technicians who have unmatched experience. AFA takes pride in its responsiveness and reliable services so customers can feel confident that their store is properly protected.
Give AFA a call today at 877-232-1873 to learn more about our fire alarm services!