Fire alarm systems are a complex ecosystem of devices that protect your building, your business, and the people who live or work in your facility. Each component needs to work properly and communicate effectively from one end to the other.
Business fire alarm systems contain five basic elements: fire alarm initiating devices, fire notification devices, a fire alarm control panel, the primary power supply, and a backup power supply.
Fire alarm initiating devices activate the system when there's a fire. These can be manual, like pull stations, or automatic, like smoke detectors. Fire notification devices let people in your facility know there's a fire and they should evacuate. These can be visual devices, like strobes, or audible bells and horns. The fire alarm control panel is the beating heart of your fire alarm system. The fire alarm control system monitors and manages initiation devices. When initiation devices are triggered, it sends a signal to the control panel, which directs the notification devices to activate. Fire alarm systems need power to operate and your electric company provides a primary power supply in the form of 120- or 240-volt AC power. Should something happen and primary power is unavailable, your backup power supply will carry the load until primary power can be restored. Common backup power supply systems include a diesel generator or a 6- or 12-volt battery bank.
Factory-trained engineers assess your facility's needs and create a customized AutoCAD design that ensures your fire alarm and suppression system works perfectly to protect your building and staff.
Our expert teams carry all the necessary certifications and training to handle even the most complex commercial fire alarm systems installation. We serve a wide range of clients, from restaurants to industrial spaces and large commercial operations. Once your system is operational, inspection teams keep your business in compliance with local and national regulations.
While you may choose to handle some of the required daily and monthly fire alarm system tests, mandated fire alarm system testing and verification must be carried out on an annual basis by certified and properly trained technicians. Results must be logged and records maintained for regulatory authorities.
In order to keep your fire alarm system in good working order and compliant with local and national regulations, you have to perform daily, monthly, and annual inspections. They cover all aspects of your system and ensure your building is well-protected. Annual inspections can only be done by certified inspectors.
If a problem is noted during an inspection or you experience a malfunction, our well-trained maintenance teams handle the issue quickly and efficiently to ensure maximum uptime for your fire alarm system.
Our experienced sales teams work with in-house engineers and the industry's best manufacturers to bring you the most reliable, cost-effective equipment. We offer a wide range of fire safety system components, including fire alarm systems, strobes, sirens, fire detection systems, commercial fire alarms, and fire suppression solutions. Whether you need to upgrade an outdated system or are looking for a new fire alarm system for sale, our team is happy to help.
Control Fire Systems is your partner in making sure your business is protected, even when unexpected problems pop up in your fire protection system. We deliver on-call emergency service 24 hours a day to make sure after-hours problems don't compromise safety. Our friendly dispatch quickly sends out expert technicians to assess your situation and get you back online with minimal disruption.
Every fire alarm system is different and tailored to the specific needs of your business. The factors that affect what your fire alarm system looks like include how large your facility is, how many people work there, what kind of equipment or materials you have on-site, and the type of business you run. It's important to choose a reputable, experienced company to help design, install, maintain, and inspect your system.
Fire alarm systems require ongoing maintenance and inspections to make sure they're in good working order at all times. There are daily, monthly, and annual checks and maintenance you must perform, either through training an employee to handle it or using a professional fire alarm system maintenance company that can help you deal with problems as they arise. Accurate record-keeping is a legal requirement.
Annual fire alarm system inspections are mandated by the National Fire Code of Canada CAN/ULC-S536. A specially trained technician will perform a complete test of the fire alarm system to:
Control Fire Systems provides a full range of maintenance, inspection, and testing that meets annual regulatory mandates at local and national levels. We can provide your Toronto-based company with daily, monthly, and annual services that offer exceptional protection and extend the life of your fire protection system investment.
Control Fire Systems is your go-to fire alarm company in the Toronto area. We handle everything from fire alarm systems sales and fire alarm control panel installations to fire alarm testing and inspection for businesses throughout Toronto. Talk to our knowledgeable team members to find out what services your business needs most.