What Are Life Safety Systems?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022
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Life safety systems are related to several factors that all work together to keep building occupants safe. It is critical that your facility has adequate life safety equipment to protect its occupants from fires, break-ins, and other extreme circumstances.

Fire Alarm System

The Fire Alarm System is designed to alert us to an emergency so that we can take the necessary precautions to protect ourselves, our employees, and the general public. Fire alarms are installed in offices, factories, and other public buildings; they are a part of our daily lives, but they are frequently overlooked until an emergency occurs. Regardless of the method of detection used, if the alarm is triggered, sounders will sound to warn people in the building that there may be a fire and to advise them to evacuate. Some fire alarm systems may also have a remote signal system that alerts the fire department via a central station.

CCTV Surveillance Cameras

CCTV security cameras can oversee your facilities, protecting your assets and allowing you to see what is happening both inside and outside your business.

Mass Notification System

In an emergency, these systems are used to keep people safe and informed. A mass notification system is a method of communicating with a large group of people via text message, email, or a reverse 911 call.

Access Control

Thanks to an access control system, only authorized individuals can enter your building or other specific areas of your facility. ID cards are commonly used in access control systems to restrict who can enter a particular area of your building.

Exit/Emergency Lighting

Even if your building’s power goes out, emergency and exit lighting allow building occupants to safely exit.

Fire Extinguisher

It is critical to strategically place fire extinguishers throughout your facility to extinguish small fires before they have the potential to grow larger and more uncontrollable.

Fire Suppression

Fire alarms are an important part of any life safety system. Early detection of a fire can help save lives by allowing people to safely exit a burning building.

Sprinkler/Suppression Systems

One of the best ways to ensure the safety of your property and the people inside is to install a fire sprinkler or fire suppression system. Fires are suppressed or extinguished by these systems before they cause significant damage.

Alarm Monitoring 

When a fire or security alarm goes off, monitored alarm systems send a notification to the appropriate authorities. Alarm monitoring ensures that your building is secure 24 hours a day, even when it is unoccupied.

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