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Does your businesses fire alarm system need an upgrade?

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You should not wait for a fire to occur before finding out that your existing fire alarm system is not working. Testing a system on a regular basis is important to ensure that this vital warning system is operating properly. But older fire alarm systems can deteriorate and develop issues over the years that set off false alarms which can result in fines. But how do you know whether your existing fire alarm system is in need of an upgrade? Here are some examples to look out for if your businesses fire alarm system needs an upgrade.

Sensitivity Test Requirements

If a fire alarm system does not meet the necessary sensitivity test requirements, it will need to be upgraded. Fire alarm systems can be either too sensitive or not sensitive enough. A overly sensitive system can trigger randomly which can result in fines from the Fire Department. Systems that are not sensitive enough cannot be relied on as a warning system in the scenario that a fire does break out in your business premises.

Renovations and Expansions

As a company grows, its premises may have to adapt to accommodate the growth. These changes may require your fire alarm system to at the very least be modified or upgraded as the location of key businesses assets and personnel move around.


The older a fire alarm system gets, the more it requires system maintenance. Yet despite regular maintenance services, systems can become less reliable and therefore an upgrade may need to be looked at.

Faulty System

If your fire alarm system has simply stopped working then an upgrade may be required. Older fire alarm systems can become un-functional because of dirt/grime build up, rodent damage, tampering or similar issues which prevent the system from operating.

Find out more

Our Fire & Security Services are backed up with NSI NACOSS Gold and NSI Fire Gold accreditation so that HF Fire & Security can operate to the highest possible industry standard and guidelines across the UK. Combining this with the in house knowledge and service level capabilities means that trusting HF Fire & Security can take care of all your fire and security services throughout the year and throughout the country.

HF believes firmly in excellent client communication and the entire division puts this at the hub of everything we do. Our engineers have first-hand knowledge of all projects and vast experience of multi-discipline works. It all adds up to a service fully focused on protection and delivery your requirements on time and on budget – because anything else, quite simply, won’t do.

If you would like to know more about our Fire & Security Services, examples of the work we have done in this sector or if you have any questions about bespoke services that you are looking for, please call us today on 0800 783 9480 or email info@hf-group.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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