Fire Alarm Systems

Maintenance Intervals

The 2002 revision of British Standard 5839 Part 1 changed the period between service intervals on fire alarm systems to the following:

The period between visits to undertake inspection and service should be based upon a risk assessment but the maximum period between visits should not exceed six months.

Therefore, service intervals on fire alarm systems are determined by the outcome of the risk assessment carried out in compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Please refer to our page Fire Risk and Fire Safety Management which covers your responsibilities.

Fire Alarm Systems

EFire's fire alarm systems team specialise in the design and installation of professional open protocol analogue, conventional and wireless systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

As an independent fire protection company we work closely with the manufacturers of the equipment that we install and, we are committed to the supply and installation of UK manufactured open protocol fire detection and alarm systems which provides our customers with peace of mind that their system is not tied to one organisation or service provider.

Advantages of Open Protocol Systems:

  • Independent choice of installer and service provider
  • System upgrades are not restricted to one organisation
  • Maintenance contract can be tendered competitively
  • No dependency on one supplier or organisation

Design Considerations

The design and type of fire alarm system suitable for a building depends on the structure and use of the building and current legislation. New and altered buildings require approval with the local building control and existing buildings, with the exception of domestic premises, are to be compliant with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the required fire risk assessment. The required fire risk assessment will establish the type of system that is suitable for the risk in accordance with the appropriate British Standard.

Our qualified and experienced design team are able to advise you on the types of systems available to suit your specific fire risk in accordance with current legislative and British Standard requirements.

EFire Nominated Manufacturers

Over the last twenty years EFire has worked closely with leading UK based manufacturers to ensure that the fire detection and alarm systems we provide are amongst the most reliable in our industry.

EFire Approved Suppliers:

Apollo Fire Detectors

  • Analogue and Conventional Detectors
  • Call points and Ancillary Devices

Kentec Electronics Limited

  • Analogue and Conventional Control Panels

C-TEC

  • Analogue and Conventional Control Panels
  • Voice Alarm Systems
  • Disabled Refuge Systems and Ancillary Devices

Cranford Controls

  • Sounders
  • Intrinsically Safe Barriers and Ancillary Devices

Xtralis (UK) Limited

  • Very Early Smoke Detection Equipment

Our network of experienced and trained managed protocol engineers together with our in house team provides us with the opportunity to support and maintain most UK manufactured managed protocol fire alarm systems.

EFire's knowledge and experience extends to working with closed protocol systems manufactured by Gent, Protec, Notifier, Ziton and Kidde.