Security Guards Are Not Just for Celebrities

Security Guards Are Not Just for Celebrities

Own A Business? Make Sure You Are Protected From Fires

by Deann Collins

There are more than 100,000 commercial fires each year. Because of this, you should make sure your employees and building are protected. One way to do this is to install a fire safety system, as well as hire a fire protection service. Below is more information about this so you can prevent a fire from happening at your business. 

Fire Protection System 

Smoke alarms should be installed in your building in different areas. There are some smoke alarms that sound if smoke is detected, and others that sound if heat and/or smoke are detected. Check the batteries in the smoke alarms regularly to ensure they are working. 

A portable fire extinguisher should also be installed, which can put out smaller fires quickly. This will prevent these small fires from becoming much larger and eventually engulfing your entire building. These fire extinguishers are enclosed and hung on a wall making them easy to access. 

A fire sprinkler system should be installed in your building to help put out fires. These systems are connected to sprinkler heads to control and/or extinguish the fire. They are installed in the ceiling and when a fire is detected the sprinkler heads drop down and start spraying water. There are also dry sprinkler systems that use pressured air to put out the fire instead of water. This type of system is installed in areas like computer rooms or anywhere where electronic equipment needs to be protected. 

Hire Fire Protection Services 

A fire protection service can help you provide protection from fires in many ways. They can design a fire system for your company and make sure everything is installed in the right areas. They will also ensure the right types of fire systems are installed.  

When they finish the design, they will install the fire protection systems for you. They know the code compliance guidelines they have to follow so your company stays compliant. Over time, the fire protection service will upgrade your fire protection systems as needed. 

This company will also come to your building periodically to inspect the fire protection systems. They will also maintain the systems to ensure everything is in good condition and running the way it should. There are codes you must follow when it comes to inspections and maintenance.  The company will also make any repairs to fire protection systems if needed. 

Talk with fire protection services to learn more.


About Me

Security Guards Are Not Just for Celebrities

I had always thought that security guards were only needed by the rich and famous. I never expected to have to hire one for my family until our home was broken into one night. Immediately after the break-in, my children were terrified to go to sleep at night. We found a good security system that couldn't be installed until a few days later. After two sleepless nights, I decided to look into hiring a security guard to stay awake at our home for one night, so I could finally get some rest. I couldn't believe how affordable it was to have a guard at my home for a few hours during the night, and we all got great sleep knowing were safe. I hope I help others who have suffered from home break-ins. A security guard can help you feel secure when waiting for your security system to be installed.