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How To Perform Fire Alarm Testing

Fire is the most dangerous threat to properties and buildings. These risks can be reduced or eliminated by fire alarm testing. Every building must have a fire alarm system that is tested on a regular basis to make sure it works properly and all components work as they should.

These regulations are followed by most building managers. To protect their occupants and minimize damage to the building, many building managers test the fire alarm system twice as often as required by law. 

While testing fire alarms might seem straightforward and easy, it can save lives. Fire alarm inspection begins with ensuring that all smoke detectors and heat detectors are working and have charged their batteries.

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This may not seem obvious but many fires are caused when smoke detectors do not have batteries, are not powered or fail to work. All smoke and heat detectors will be tested to ensure that they have charged batteries.

An additional power source, such as an electronic panel or other electrical devices, will be checked. This source will also be checked. These detectors will be tested for functionality, power, and their ability to detect heat at a particular temperature and from a distance.

It will also impact the sound system of your fire alarm systems. Tests for fire alarms ensure that all components are working properly. This includes speakers and bells. Modern systems do not use traditional bells; speakers are also installed throughout buildings. This allows for improved alarm sounds and firefighters can communicate with residents/occupants.