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Fire Protection Beyond Fire Alarm Systems

Updated: Sep 29


Fire alarm security

When you’ve built a business from the ground up, it’s important to protect that investment. Your business is about more than the building, the product, or the equipment. Protecting your investment includes protecting the people within it’s walls, and protecting the time and energy that you’ve put into it


Commercial fire alarm protection goes a long way in securing your investment from fire damage. These advances in technology, unlock additional avenues of protection. Three advancements completely change the way we notify officials, notify victims, and prevent the spread of fire in the future.


1. Personalized Vocal Fire Alarms


Imagine a fire alarm that used a human voice to alert you that there was a fire, and notified the authorities almost instantly. This technology isn’t specific to business, and has also been used in home-based settings. One reason for this is that research has shown that up to 80% of children may sleep through fire alarms. Using this technology to use a human voice to instruct children to get up and what exactly to do may help save lives… but that isn’t exclusive to homes. In a workplace this technology can be adapted to give specific instructions to employees in each department, so they know exactly what they need to do to evacuate safely. In a perfect system the alarm may even be able to redirect employees as evacuation routes became unsafe to pass.


2. Mess Free Fire Extinguishers


Fire extinguishers are messy. So are misters. The resulting liquids can damage the workspace, and product in a retail establishment. This has always been considered a necessary evil in order to save the greater good. However, advances have been made in sound wave technology that would allow for low frequency soundwaves to eliminate small fires. While not perfected for general consumption, this is a powerful step in the right direction. No longer will we have to consider the chemicals in fire extinguishers or the damage from a sprinkler system, and this device will especially be useful in areas where small children are present.


3. Misters


When thinking of misters, visions of backyard patios in Arizona come to mind, with misters strategically set to keep homeowners and their guests cool. While it may seem counter productive to use mist to fight a fire when you could use water, scientists have found that it’s actually more effective. The smaller surface area means that the moisture turns to steam faster, eliminating some of the heat from the fire and keeping oxygen away. This, in turn, smothers the fire. In fact, these systems have proven to be so effective that they are even competing with dry foam for certain types of fire.


Seeing the technology advance (even when it’s as simple as the evolvement of water-based technologies) is exciting. It’s empowering to know that the industry is growing with the purpose of protecting your business and what you’ve built. While this technology is exciting, it’s not generally available at this time. In order to get a quote for our current fire prevention systems, give us a call today! CFA Security & Low Voltage- 770-864-7891