Outside the stovetop or the cooking range, fire can be really dangerous if you’re not careful, especially in environments that have a lot of material that could catch fire really easily, such as flour, paper, or sawdust.
When it comes to preventing any instances of fire damage in your home in Singapore, keeping flammable materials away from sources of heat and fire isn’t enough – you may also need to install a fire alarm system to make sure that the risk of fire is minimized in your home or office.
How a Basic Alarm System Works
A fire alarm system is a set of circuits arranged to signal an alarm and the appropriate response to these signals, which allows fires to be detected early and put out before they spread.
With a manually-operated warning system, people near the building hear bells or sirens to know that there is a fire and are used alongside the extinguishers.
For an automated fire alarm system in Singapore, different features are included, such as a sprinkler system. Automated systems can even send an automatic signal or message to the local fire department for a faster, which keeps the fire from spreading and doing extensive damage. Contact your fire protection contractor to know the complete features of your chosen alarm system.
These are the different types of devices that you would see in an automated system:
• Sensors – One or more fire detector systems can send signals to the whole system that there is a fire and in turn activate these fire prevention systems
• Indicators – These devices are used to notify people in the vicinity that there is a fire
• Control Panel – Contains a display that shows you the current state of the whole system and allows personnel to interact with it
• Sealed Battery – Used as back-up for the alarm systems during power interruptions (this allows your smoke detector, heat sensor or even your automated alarm grid to function even if there is a blackout)
• Auxiliary Device/s – Remote devices that activate in the event of a fire to prevent it from spreading
Modern automated systems are installed via a central home grid. By connecting different devices to a central control panel, from early detections systems to sprinklers, fire prevention becomes much more streamlined.
This control panel not only allows for better, faster, and easier fire detection, but also allows for the notification of other events, from severe weather to earthquake detection.
Fire Safety and You
Aside from early fire detection, there are ways for you to put out fires that happen at home or in your workplace. For instance, aside from your emergency alarm, preparing for fire hazards by including emergency glass is also an option.
An emergency glass gives you other options to deal with fire hazards during emergencies, and can be a good investment in the long run to keep offices and workplaces safe and hazard-free despite the initial expense. You can add things such as a fire axe, a fire blanket, and a fire hose connected to your water system to put out fires should they occur in your home or workplace.
However, the best way for you to deal with a fire is to keep it from happening by keeping flammable materials away from sources of fire and extreme heat, and making sure that any electrical and fire hazards are properly addressed.
Upgrading and Maintenance
It’s important to keep in mind that a modern fire alarm has a lifespan of ten to fifteen years. Like a fire extinguisher, they need to be replaced regularly, which is a requirement in a lot of buildings and establishments in Singapore.
Regular maintenance is a huge part in keeping fire hazards to a minimum, especially in the workplace, and because of regular testing, you want to make sure that your alarm systems are up-to-date.
With a properly installed and maintained fire system, you prevent property damage and potentially losing valued assets, and even save lives in the process.