How Can I Thoroughly Test my Fire Alarm Monitoring System?
A fire alarm system can save lives, but only when it is working. Therefore, it is paramount to do conduct regular tests on your fire alarm monitoring system. However, how can you test a fire alarm, and how often should you do it?
In this article, we will cover these two important fire alarm questions.
Why Test Your Security Alarm?
If you don't test your fire alarm, you will never know if it is working on not. These devices have a lifespan, and batteries can run out. Testing your fire alarm is the only way to ensure it is operating.
How Often Should You Test Your Fire Alarm?
Fire alarms should be tested and inspected at least once a month. The batteries will need to be changed at least once a year.
How Can You Test a Fire Alarm Safely?
You can test a fire alarm system safely by using the test button on the device. If your smoke detector does not have a test alarm button, it is outdated and should be replaced immediately.
Before testing your alarm, it is important to let other residents know. Another good practice is to station members of the home at the farthest points from the fire alarm. Everyone needs to hear the fire alarm.
When you are ready to test the alarm, press and hold the test button on the smoke detector. The device should emit either a siren sound or a series of consecutive beeps. If no sound comes out or the sound is faint, it is time to replace the fire alarm or the batteries.
It Might Be Time for a Professional Security Inspection
Fire detectors are not the only device that needs constant monitoring. Window sensors, keypads, remote controls, carbon monoxide detectors, and other home devices need to be monitored and inspected.
The best way to do this is through the help of a professional. Rogers Security can provide detailed residential and commercial safety inspections. Our team will assess any weak points, check all systems, and ensure the safety of your family or staff.
Roger’s Security Systems is an authorized Honeywell dealer and has been providing both residential and commercial security services and video surveillance equipment for over 20 years to homes and businesses in Ontario.
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