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A working fire alarm system should give enough warning to save lives and hopefully buy fire fighters enough time to limit property damage. Periodic testing (PIR), backed up by regular user checks will ensure that the system is always protecting people and property. These reasons are why fire alarm testing is so important.

Over time, smoke detectors become less sensitive. Standby batteries in control panels become weak and general faults can develop.

Fire alarm testing needs to be carried out regularly and is an essential part of fire alarm system maintenance.

Periodic fire alarm testing (PIR) is a requirement for a local authority fire certificate. The sensitivity of detectors on a poorly maintained or neglected fire alarm system may result in the system not going into alarm condition should a fire develop, which could be deadly.

Fire Tech has trained and certified personnel to perform testing and inspection on almost every conceivable fire protection system type.

Alarm Specific Testing:

  •         •    Check for operability, obstruction and location of all Visual devices
  •         •    Verify receipt and supervision of the Monitoring connection
  •         •    Verify logic of Phase I and Phase II Elevator recall
  •         •    Check Smoke detector sensitivity (every other year)
  •         •    Test and clean Duct detectors and verify HVAC shutdown
  •         •    Confirm local and remote Annunciator functions as designed
  •         •    Check for proper output of Bells and horns
  •         •    Verify operation of Thermal detectors with heat source
  •         •    Check Tamper switches for proper operation
  •         •    Check Flow switches for proper operation
  •         •    Fire phones
  •         •    Verify proper supervision of Ground fault detection circuitry
  •         •    Perform load test on Batteries and verify install date
  •         •    Clean Detectors which fall outside of normal operating range or if excessively dirty
  •         •    Furnish a detained report with recommendations on system function and condition