The Benefits of Having a Custom Commercial Fire Alarm System

The Benefits of Having a Custom Commercial Fire Alarm System

May 11, 2018 at 10:10 AM

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The average commercial fire is one that’s easily avoidable. To prevent unnecessary property damage, it’s worth your while to invest in a customized commercial fire alarm system.

Most commercial business fires that result in severe damage to buildings occur when employees are off the property. In fact, the peak times for commercial fires are during weekends and nights. 

Fire protection is necessary 

In order to meet Iowa code, your business must have so many working fire extinguishers on your property. Along with this, your employees should know their location and how to use them in the event of a fire or emergency situation. 

This is all very well and good for when there’s a fire while staff members are on the property, but what do you do for the times when no one is there?

Investing in a modern customized fire alarm system is the best way to protect your business from fire damage. 

Let’s take a look at five of the biggest reasons it’s critical to have a custom commercial fire alarm system for your Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, or Cedar Falls business. 

1. It Doubles Your Protection

We know that residential fire alarm systems alert homeowners when smoke and flames are detected. This is obviously beneficial, but there’s no actual system in place to prevent the spreading of flames. 

Commercial fire alarm systems alert you when there is a fire threat, but they also activate sprinklers to extinguish the fire. This kind of system will greatly diminish damage during a fire.

2. More than Smoke Detectors

Commercial fire alarm systems are designed to do more than let you know that smoke has been detected. Depending on the products you have added to your system, they may also communicate with you. 

Receive announcements and communications from your building the moment an emergency situation occurs. This is an effective way to communicate with your employees and keep them calm. 

3. It’s Designed for You

Every building is unique and has its own capacity, which means you have to have so many alarms, extinguishers, sprinklers, and detectors. If you choose to work with a company such as Hawkeye Communication, you will receive a customized fire alarm system that’s up to code and easy to use. We engineer and install fire alarm systems to fit any size building in the Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Cedar Falls areas.  

Before ever leaving your property, our technicians will tell you how your system will automatically kick in and how you can use it manually. 

4. Communicate with Authorities

Modern commercial fire systems are designed to alert the authorities the moment an emergency pops up. Because fires don’t always occur during business hours, it’s important to have a system in place that will automatically call responders. 

5. 24/7 Service and Support

Your fire alarm system only serves you if it continues to work. Should you have questions about your system or experience an emergency situation, our technicians are on call and ready to help at any time of the day or night. 

Hawkeye Communication is a team of factory-trained technicians who are ready to engineer the perfect fire alarm system for your business. If you’re in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo, or Cedar Falls area, give us a call today at 319-362-4300 and we’ll give you a quote on the system that’s right for you.

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