What is the difference between replacing and upgrading a fire alarm system?
There are significant and potentially costly differences when “upgrading” or “replacing” your fire alarm system. There are generally different requirements regarding the replacement versus the upgrade of existing fire alarm systems, including the degree to which the requirements for new construction must be met. When replacing your fire alarm system, local code requirements for existing buildings may allow a device-for-device replacement without making any changes to the functionality of your current system. Simple replacement may be the right option, provided your existing fire alarm system meets local accessibility requirements. However, a system may need to be modified to meet current code requirements if there have been changes in the building construction, occupancy, or maybe even local ordinances.
Am I required to maintain system documentation at the fire alarm location?
At the request of the service personnel, the owner or a designated representative shall provide system documentation. Your system documentation checklist should include:
- Fire Alarm System Record of Completion
- Point to point wiring diagrams
- Individual device interconnection drawings
- As-Built drawings
- Copy of original equipment submittals
- Operational manuals
- Manufacture’s proper testing maintenance requirements.
Does M&M Fire Protection & Security Install/Service “All in One” Camera Systems?
Yes! Our technicians are among the best in the business and continually work on ‘direct to consumer’ type systems. This includes security systems by Arlo, Ring, Google Next, etc. Often, these can be a bit trickier to install and activate correctly than what the advertisements initially indicate. Need assistance? Click here to request a service call.
What do I do if my alarm is beeping or displaying an alert that I don’t understand?
Call M & M Fire Protection & Security at 574-533-8111.
Will my system work when the power goes off?
Your system has its own battery back-up. This battery is capable of sustaining normal operation for several hours. The batteries will recharge automatically (in 24-48 hours) once power is restored and its status is constantly monitored.
Must all fire alarm systems have a fire alarm control panel or remote annunciator at the main entrance?
Yes, all protected premises shall be required to have the fire alarm control unit or remote annunciator located inside the building lobby near the main entrance or, if there is no main entrance or lobby, in a common area where the fire alarm control panel or annunciator can be seen or heard by occupants of the building.
Call M & M Fire Protection & Security at 574-533-8111. We will be happy to assist you with any service-related issues. If necessary, we will send one of our technicians to service your equipment.
What should I do if my system isn’t working properly?
Call M & M Fire Protection & Security at 574-533-8111. We will be happy to assist you with any service-related issues. If necessary we will send one of our technicians to service your equipment.
Can I get in touch with M&M Fire Protection & Security via Email?
Yes! Click here to go to our website’s contact us page!