According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2021, fire departments in the U.S. responded to a structure fire every 65 seconds. These fires resulted in $15.9 billion in property damages and 14,700 civilian injuries. We share these statistics not to alarm you but to bring awareness to the devastation and frequency of fires.
For businesses, a fire can impact operations in numerous ways, from severe disruption to destroying vital equipment and papers. Let’s explore the makings of a commercial-grade fire detection system and how they protect a business’s staff and assets in Kansas City, KS.
Detection is the first critical stage in a fire monitoring system, followed by notification, response, and maintenance. It takes less than a minute for a manageable fire to turn into a dangerous, fast-spreading blaze. Countless factors contribute to its quick-spreading nature, including synthetic materials, chemicals, and wood.
Fire, however, is not the most dangerous element. Most fire-related deaths are caused by smoke inhalation, not burns. The time to detect a fire is when it’s only a wisp of smoke, allowing for an early response that reduces damage and disruption. Early detection devices include smoke and CO2 detectors.
At Atronic, we partner with leading manufacturers in the industry, including Silent Knight and Fire-Lite by Honeywell. Their aspirating smoke detectors offer advanced detection technology that provides the earliest warning, leading to an appropriate and early response that can save lives and property. They work by drawing in air samples which are then analyzed for the presence of minute smoke particles.
Photoelectric smoke detectors also provide early detection, alerting occupants at the first signs of smoke. These detectors integrate with sprinklers, fire suppressors, and alarms. We can equip any sized building and any type of industry, scaling solutions as your business grows.
Operators and owners have their hands full with the day-to-day affairs of running a successful business, which often leaves the rarely used, in-case-of-an-emergency details pushed aside for another day. That’s where Atronic comes in.
Our certified technicians perform fire risk assessments, analyzing the current equipment and emergency protocols. We evaluate and design a system based on needs, laws, and budgetary requirements. Our knowledgeable staff ensures code compliance and 24/7 reliable fire alarm monitoring. A robust fire alarm system not only provides a proactive measure that protects employees and property, but it may also result in lower insurance premiums and avoid fines.
At Atronic, we’ve been protecting businesses with state-of-the-art security and fire detection for 40 years. To learn more about today’s fire detection systems or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Atronic today.