Q: Does a newly installed fire alarm system need a maintenance contract?

A: Yes, according to BS5839 Part 1, all fire alarm installations should be maintained in accordance with BS5839 Part 1* by a competent service organisation.

Q: What is the life expectancy of my smoke detectors?

A: The manufacturers recommend that detectors should operate within design parameters for up to 10 years*. * Subject to annual maintenance.

Q: What type of fire alarm system do I need?

A: This depends on the results of your risk assessment for your premises and following consultation with the relevant authorities*. * Building Inspector, Insurance Company, Fire Officer, District Surveyor, Landlord, Neighbours, Building Occupants/users If you have any other questions,

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