Fire Alarm Installation & Maintenance
With over 130,000 commercial fires and over 40,000 domestic fires annually, it's no secret that the right fire detection systems can protect assets, property and lives.
Chris Lewis Group have over 25 years of experience in the design, installation and maintenance of fire alarm systems. Our BAFE qualified technicians can help ensure your alarm is there when you need it most.
Richard Hayes Estates Bursar, St Edward’s School
“We have a long-standing relationship with Chris Lewis Fire & Security and we greatly value their product and technical knowledge, and their professionalism. They provide a very efficient call-out service if we experience a problem and their engineers are always very friendly and efficient.”
Mick Garner Assistant Engineer Estates & Facilities, University of Southampton
“We have a long standing relationship with Chris Lewis Fire & Security and now having them maintaining the university’s fire, intruder and access control systems is proving very useful as there’s always an engineer available on site.”
Paul Mulford Clerk of Works, Balliol College, Oxford
“The College is delighted with its new fire system and very appreciative of the service we received from Chris Lewis Fire & Security. Their engineers provided sound advice and recommendations and made what could have been a very difficult and disruptive process, very smooth and painless”
Different Types of Fire Alarm System
A conventional fire alarm system breaks a premises down into zones, with each zone having its own warning light inside the control panel. If an alarm is triggered, the alarm panel will display which zone the fire is happening in, allowing you to act accordingly.
Pros: These systems are seen as one of the most reliable fire alarm systems and, inside buildings that have less than 20 detectors, can be 30 to 50 times cheaper than other alternatives.
Cons: It can be very difficult to identify the source of a fire because the panel is broken down into zones, with each zone potentially having multiple rooms and multiple detectors inside it.
Analogue addressable systems are designed for use in larger, more complex settings. Unlike conventional systems each detector has its own unique address meaning that if a detector is activated, the control panel can relay information on exactly where the problem is and what the status of the problem is (fault, smoke, heat or contamination).
Pros: These systems can be customised via in-panel software to perform unique actions upon triggering, This can include opening all access controlled doors, automatically calling the fire brigade, and more.
Cons: Unlike wireless alarms, the setup process will require wiring and other equipment to be hidden inside walls. Naturally, this will not be suitable in some heritage or listed buildings.
Wireless alarms are commonplace in settings where the design of the building is a priority. These systems work over a radio bandwidth to provide you with the precise location of where a detector has been activated.
Pros: With no need for cabling installation is cheaper, cleaner and more efficient. The system is incredibly flexible as detectors can easily be moved without any mess and the system can scale simply with addition of extra detectors.
Cons: While no less reliable than a standard analogue system, wireless fire alarms are yet to build a strong reputation in the market as many businesses still choose to rely on legacy technology. It’s also essential to regularly change the batteries in the detectors to ensure full operation.
Often found in the largest and most demanding premises, a networked fire alarm system has multiple control panels that can be viewed from one central location. This system can monitor multiple buildings within your site and simplify control over large and complicated environments.
Pros: The system can be fully integrated with your notification system to deliver critical messages to designated people or groups, in addition to logging false alarms, maintenance visits, and upgrades. Networked systems are also incredibly durable.
Cons: Networked systems are incredibly complex. If not installed by a fully accredited provider with a good reputation, you will find it very challenging to make the most of the system.
Commercial Fire Alarm Systems
When you specify a fire protection system, your choices can determine whether a person, valuable asset, or even an entire business survives a fire. With over 25 years experience, our team of experts have a vast history in the fire protection industry, across a wide range of buildings and systems. When it comes to your safety, we'll help you to make the right decisions, every single time.
Working with a wide range of suppliers and a range of different technology, we're recognised as one of the most trusted commercial fire prevention companies in South East England.
University, College & School Fire Alarm Systems
Despite routine fire drills and regular testing, school fires still happen, and they can be fatal. Last year, uncontrolled building fires caused 272 fatalities in the UK alone. Every school leader has a duty of care to protect each student on their premises. Is your existing alarm system doing this obligation justice?
Under UK law, a responsible person must ensure compliance to general fire precautions, the protection of staff and that the premises are safe for learning. With over 25 years in the field, Chris Lewis Group can support schools in the early detection and immediate response to a fire. Our alarms can be found in schools and universities across Oxfordshire and beyond.
Home Fire Alarm Systems
On average there are 37,000 fires every year in homes across the UK, resulting in 200 deaths annually, the majority of which occur between 10pm and 6am when people are asleep.
With a working fire alarm system inside your home, you're four times more likely to survive a house fire. At Chris Lewis, there is nothing more important to our team than ensuring we are there to help you when you need us most.
Find out how we can help you protect your home in the unfortunate event of a house fire.
System Design & Maintenance
Chris Lewis Fire & Security are one of the most trusted fire alarm installation companies in South East England. Our engineers will visit your site, assess your specific requirements, design a system that suits your budget and limitations, before then installing with minimal disruption.
We also offer a great selection of maintenance packages, ranging from your essential annual service visits and remote telephone support, all the way through to bespoke options designed for your specific needs. Whether you’re looking for routine, remote or annual service, our expert engineers can maintain any fire alarm system - regardless of who installed it.
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