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Fire Alarm System Installation in Shrewsbury & Shropshire

As a professional fire alarm systems installation company, we still see some businesses and rental properties without a sufficient fire alarm system. These days it’s illegal not to have a fire alarm system installed that meets British Standards and installed by a trusted fire and security company.

Shrewsbury Electricians are not only accredited by leading associations but we’re experienced in designing and installing legally compliant fire alarm systems for commercial and domestic properties in Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow, Oswestry and through Shropshire.

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Everything we design and install meets BS 5839:2017 Part 1 – Requirement for Fire Alarm & Detection Systems. We’re fully certified to undertake fire alarm system installations from individual houses to flats, small workshops up to large commercial spaces.

You can rely on Shropshire Electrical Services to deliver a fire alarm systems that protects your workforce or residents, property and resources.


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Domestic

Fire Alarm Installation

Fire destroys lives. So why would you take any chances by not installing a fire alarm system in your home?

Although not a legal requirement in England, as of January 2020 Scotland has made installing and maintaining a fire alarm system mandatory. Shrewsbury Electricians have always been on the pulse when it comes to domestic fire alarm installation in Shrewsbury and throughout Shropshire, so we’re leading the vanguard to encourage more people to protect their home from the devastation caused by fire.

Our fire alarm safety experts will assess your property and then quote you based on the best fire detection and alarm system for you.

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Looking to upgrade your domestic or commercial fire alarm system?

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Commercial

fire system installation

Fire is a threat to any business, so much so that 80% of businesses fail within 18 months after a major incident. With early detection lives, property and businesses can be saved.

Not only is it a legal requirement to assess the threat of fire but businesses must install a fire alarm system that mitigates the risk. These rules apply to SMEs and multinational organisations.

At Shrewsbury Electricians we install and maintain fire alarm systems for customers throughout the county, designed to their unique business requirements.

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Different types of fire alarm systems

All Fire Alarm Systems essentially operate on the same principle. If a detector detects smoke or heat or someone operates a break glass unit (manual break point), then alarm sounders operate to warn others in the building that there may be a fire and to evacuate. It may also incorporate remote signaling equipment which would alert the fire brigade via a central station.

Fire Alarm Systems can be broken down into four categories:

  • Conventional
  • Addressable
  • Wireless systems

Conventional

Fire Alarm System

Conventional Fire Alarm System

A conventional fire alarm system has a number of call points and detectors wired to a fire alarm panel connected to zones. A zone is a circuit that alerts the user where a fire has happened. The fire brigade use this information when fighting the fire.

Addressable Systems

An addressable system is the same as a conventional fire alarm system. The difference is that a control panel can identify which detector or call point set off the alarm.

Addressable

Fire Alarm Systems

Wireless

Fire Alarm System

Wireless Fire Alarm System

Wireless fire alarm systems remove the need for wires, instead sensors, detectors and call points are all interconnected via radio communication. It makes setup easier but still requires power connected to each device.

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Types of fire alarm sensors

There are a number of different fire alarm sensors on that market, each with their own unique way of sensing the presence of fire. At Shropshire Electrical Services, we’ll design the best fire alarm system that matches with your buildings layout.

Heat Detectors

Heat Sensitive Point and Linear Detectors

Heat Detectors

Heat sensitive detectors

Within this category there are two types of heat sensors.

The first kind are point detectors, they either sense a fixed temperature rate or the rate of temperature rise.

Linear detectors are the second type of fire alarm system heat detector, they use heat sensitive cable. When the cable insulation melts, this creates a short-circuit and raises the alarm.

Smoke Detectors

There are a variety of smoke detectors available on the market, let’s take a look at the most common types we use in a fire alarm system installation:

Ionisation alarms are the most common type of fire sensor. They use a small radioactive source to generate a current. When smoke is present this causes the current inside the unit to change, sounding the alarm. Their sensitivity doesn’t make them suitable for kitchens.

Optical alarms use infrared beams to detect smoke. They’re more expensive than ionisation alarms but can be used in most of the house.

Combination smoke detectors use one of the methods above with a heat sensor. The information is taken from both sources then combined using a complex algorithm to compute if fire has been detected.

Smoke Detectors

Ionisation, Light Obscuring, Light Scattering and Carbon Monoxide Detectors


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Other electrical

services

Shrewsbury Electricians we offer a wide range of support for our domestic and commercial clients in Shrewsbury and Shropshire:

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Customer testimonials

The team carried out various electrical works at our property all to high standard. We will be definitely using Shrewsbury Electricians again.

David Mitchell

Shrewsbury Electricians carried out a test and inspection at my rental property, they arrived on time and were very friendly. I received the certificate the following day.

Chad Wallace

Very pleased with the job. All completed to a high standard. Professional workmen, both reliable and friendly. I would highly recommend Shrewsbury Electricians.

Perry Gregg

Choosing the right business to install your fire alarm system

On the rare occasion we’re unable to manage a job within a timescale we’re sometimes asked if we can suggest a professional fire alarm system installer. We can certainly make a few suggestions of trustworth fire alarm installation companies in your area, but if even so, here’s some important points to look out for.

Choosing an electrician to fit a consumer unit checklist

Key things to consider

  • – Public Liability (minimum £2 million)
  • – Professional indemnity (minimum £2 million)
  • – Registered electrician, approved by the Government Part P scheme
  • – Qualified to BS 7671:2008 – 17th Edition
  • – Ask for a written quote including full details of work

  • – Request a reference

  • – Check the quote validity period and if the price includes VAT

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to install a fire alarm?2020-10-05T20:04:23+00:00

Fitting a fire alarm in a domestic property is fairly quick for a simple wired system. For commercial properties, you’ll need an expert with a detailed knowledge of British Standard BS 5839.

Electricians Shrewsbury – What to Expect

Qualified

BS 7671:2018 – 18th Edition

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Transparent

All documentation available online

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Insured

£2 million public liability

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