Why Fire And Intruder Alarm Systems Maintenance Is Essential
And why your maintainer needs to be UKAS accredited ...
If you have a fire detection and intruder alarm, you should have a current maintenance contract with a 'competent' alarm systems maintenance company for at least the next six months ...
Are you sure your alarm systems maintenance is being done by a UKAS accredited maintainer?
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Apart from the obvious advantages of having an alarm system that you know is working and properly maintained, you can prove you have satisfied your obligations under the Offices And Shops Act, your building regulations and compliance with BS5839 Part 1.
"Your insurance company will be happy
to hear it too!"
The Chief Fire Officers Association recommends that all alarm systems maintenance companies are UKAS accredited and are BAFE certified by bodies such as SSAIB, NICEIC, BSI and NACOSS. Maintenance by an accredited company is a requirement of the National Police Chiefs Council (was NACOSS) as a condition of police response to intruder alarm activation.
If your maintainer isn't accredited, then there's a good chance that the Police are not going to attend. Insurance companies also specify accredited maintainers as a condition of insurance against the risk of fire and intruders.
Picaw has UKAS accreditation for both Fire Detection Alarm Systems and Intruder Alarm Systems and we can provide comprehensive alarm systems maintenance contracts at competitive rates.
If you'd like to find out more about our maintenance contracts, then why not give us a call on 0845 287 3622 or click here to send us an email enquiry? We'll be happy to help you!
Until next time ...
While working with Volvo in the late 70’s I realised the way forward in international component distribution was computing. I created a company distributing components for several international manufacturers using the 'new' computers of the day. I quickly realised we needed our own programs so started writing distribution software. I grew the company by developing the software until I eventually sold my shares 20 years later, but retaining the rights to the software. I continued developing the software and supplied it to several similar companies where the software is still used today.
During 1999, I was asked by a friend to develop a facility to video the live sea conditions on the south coast accessible on the internet. Working with a Linux software developer I created our first remote video application. The internet boom of 2000 allowed me to develop a commercial application forming the basis of our systems today.