Fire alarm installations

Fire alarm installation entails the fitting of fire detection equipment, the installation of smoke detectors and the integration with any existing fire protection system. This can be done by a fully qualified technician who has passed all relevant courses.

Fire Alarm Installation Services

The device used for fire alarm installations is known as an ionization smoke detector or equivalently, simply smoke detector. A great method to check whether you have one of these installed in your home is to look behind your electric sockets for little green lights which are visible when the power is switched on. If there’s no light, then you need to fit a new one! Data cabling services should always be carried out by professionals in order that they may lay cables safely without putting anybody at risk or running the risk of disrupting your daily life.

Properties that require fire alarm installation work should again be carried out by a professional contractor. Fire alarms are one of the most important safety devices in any building where our lives can be protected if working correctly.

The various fire alarm options for different building types you need to consider are as follows:

Fire alarm installations in a domestic property:
If you have a fireplace in your home, then it is your legal obligation to fit a smoke detector. If this is not fitted and there was a fire in your house, the death toll could be higher because of the delay in alerting people to the blaze. In fact, if you don’t fit one when buying a new home or when doing renovation works to your home, it’s illegal for you not to do so!
Electric showers can help reduce water bills since they heat water from cold through an electric element housed underneath the shower tray; they are essentially more efficient than normal showers. For example, an electric shower of 3kW will require less electricity than that same volume of water being heated at 50 litres per minute by a gas immersion heater. Although the electric shower will be more expensive to buy, it may well prove cheaper to run – especially if you have solar panels fitted which generate hot water for your home.

The majority of fire fatalities are caused by smoke inhalation or toxic gases rather than burns so providing an early warning of a blaze can save lives. It’s also worth noting that many insurance companies offer discounts on premiums for homes with properly working alarms. There are three different types of alarm: mains powered, battery powered and those that use a non-replaceable sealed 10-year lithium battery pack. Each is specifically suited to different locations within your house.

Please note that a system installer must have the knowledge and experience necessary to correctly install fire alarms which meet all current relevant British, European and international standards. The installer must be able to explain how your alarm works, the controls you will have on it, where the sounder is situated, where the batteries are located and how they are accessed for changing when needed.

Fire alarm installations in a commercial property:
Fire alarm installation in a commercial property such as banks, schools and hotels is more stringent because of the nature of what they are built to protect. The equipment must be fitted in accordance with the relevant British Standards and the work carried out by licensed electricians, who have completed approved training courses.

All property owners should fit CCTV cameras to their buildings so as to keep them safe and stop vandalism occurring when trouble makers are spotted in time for eviction or police help.

For instance, a fire alarm panel system for an educational establishment or hotel may need to interface with other systems such as CCTV so that if either went into alarm both would trigger an alert to security staff.

What should you look out for in fire alarm installers?

The installer needs to have had specific training on how these systems interact and how best to get them set up so that each plays its part when required.

A commercial property will also have more stringent requirements for where detectors are placed within the building, along with what type is used and where they are installed.


The types of detectors used vary from smoke, heat and carbon dioxide to a combination of all three.

The good installer such as Alpha Electrician Nottingham will use their knowledge of the requirements of what makes a good system for this type of property in conjunction with the required safety standards to come up with a suitable option for each individual job.

A new build building or one that is being refurbished may need fire stopping put in place in certain places, depending on the design and use within the property.

Commercial buildings also often have internal cabling requirements when installing lighting movement sensors which links these types of fixtures into the building supervision system so they don’t come on when it’s not necessary.
The main thing that people should be aware of before starting any type of electrical installation or repair work is that it must be carried out by an authorized person who has current credentials.
This will ensure that all electrical systems are installed correctly and meet building codes while also staying safe for operators and residents who use the property day-to-day.