A full service fire alarm system typically includes smoke detectors, heat detectors, pull stations, control panels, annunciators, horns, strobes, and a monitoring service.
Fire Alarm Systems
24/7 monitoring allows for immediate notification of the fire department and other emergency personnel in the event of a fire, which can greatly reduce property damage and save lives.
The terms “Smoke Detector” and “Smoke Alarm” are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. A Smoke Detector generally detects the presence of smoke and reports it to the Fire Alarm Panel, which will then sound the alarm; no sound will be made by the detector itself. A Smoke Alarm is found in residences, is hardwired on a 120V circuit with a battery backup and will sound at the unit when smoke is detected. A smoke alarm is not typically connected to a Fire Alarm panel.
A technician will test your fire alarm or fire sprinkler to see the condition it is in at that time. It does not include any kind of repairs to the system. A fire alarm test will test the fire alarm, and a sprinkler test will test the sprinkler system. A fire alarm test will not test the sprinkler system, and a sprinkler test will not test the fire alarm.
Full service fire alarm systems should be inspected and maintained at least once a year, and more frequently if required by local codes or if the system experiences any issues or malfunctions.
Yes, there are various local, state, and federal regulations and codes that govern the installation, maintenance, and operation of full service fire alarm systems. It is important to work with a licensed and experienced fire alarm system provider to ensure compliance with these regulations.
Smoke alarms (not detectors!) should be tested by onsite staff/residents monthly. Smoke Alarms should be changed out every 10 years as well. If applicable, you can add on annual testing of your Smoke Alarms to your annual Fire Alarm inspection for an additional fee.
Security & Closed Circuit TV Systems
A typical security system comprises several components, including sensors, cameras, alarms, access control systems, and monitoring software.
Security systems work by detecting and reporting suspicious or unauthorized activity using sensors, cameras, or other devices. The system then alerts the owner or security personnel, who can respond appropriately to the situation.
There are various types of security systems, including home security systems, business security systems, access control systems, video surveillance systems, and alarm systems.
Security systems can be highly effective in preventing crime by acting as a deterrent and providing early detection of suspicious activity. However, their effectiveness depends on factors such as the quality of the equipment, the design of the system, and the response of the security personnel.
Gas Detection Systems
A gas detection system is a safety device that can detect the presence of harmful gases in the air, alerting people to potential danger and allowing for appropriate action to be taken.
Gas detection systems can detect a wide range of gases, including carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, methane, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The specific types of gases that a system can detect will depend on the type of sensors used.
Gas detection systems use sensors to monitor the air for the presence of target gases. When the concentration of a gas exceeds a pre-set threshold, an alarm is triggered, indicating the need for action to be taken to mitigate the risk.
Gas detection systems are commonly used in industrial settings such as refineries, chemical plants, and manufacturing facilities, as well as in commercial buildings such as hotels and parking garages. They may also be used in residential settings where there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
System Monitoring & Maintenance Services
Your fire or security system transmits signals to our Central Station. Once received, our central station will review and verify signals that are sent in, and either call emergency authorities or the account holder based on the signals received. Monitoring service only includes monitoring; all other services such as inspections, service calls, or new equipment installation are an additional fee.
Monitoring starts at $39.00 a month but will vary depending on the type and complexity of the system. We do offer packages to include monitoring, service, and inspections.
Monitoring is just that – monitoring. Other things such as service calls, inspections, and equipment are not included in the monthly monitoring cost. We do offer packages that include service and inspections.
Contact us at 602-957-0518 opt 2 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Property information and details of the issue should be included in your voicemail/email.
If you have a commercial kitchen, semi-annual cleaning and maintenance of the hood/fryer is recommended.
If you have any ductwork, particularly if you have a commercial kitchen, we recommend annual duct cleaning.
Emergency lights and Fire extinguishers are required to be tested and inspected at least annually.
You must provide and maintain power to the system.
You must provide and maintain a phone line if your system uses a phone line to transmit signals.
At least annually, update your Monitoring Profile for Billing and Service contact information.
At least annually, update your Emergency Call List. Update it as often as needed, such as anytime you change staff, but at minimum annually. You should send your current updated call list to email@example.com. All accounts should have at least two (2) names and phone numbers to reach out to in an emergency.
Report to us any problems with the system that you are experiencing so that we can address them.
Hiring JK Alarms
Give us a call at 602-957-0518 option 2 to schedule a site walk. You can also email us what you are looking to get a quote for, along with pictures of any existing equipment and a layout of some kind (such as blueprints, an evacuation plan, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On-site troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair to the extent possible. Our current service call rate during regular business hours starts at $100.00/hr, billable in 30 minute increments after the first hour. The rate for same day emergencies during regular business hours, or after-hours, weekend, or holiday requests start at $200/hr with a 2 hr minimum.
We provide a 1-year warranty on labor and new equipment we installed. We do not warranty any existing equipment.
Accounts Receivables call 602-957-0518 opt 3
Remittance Address: PO Box 15767, Phoenix AZ 85060
Our office is open Monday-Friday 8am – 4pm. Service appointments can be scheduled M-F 6a-4p. If you need service outside this time, give us a call to discuss and we may be able to accommodate the request.
If you need service after hours, please call 602-957-0518 option 2. The service line is monitored 24/7 for emergencies. Please leave a message and someone will return your call. Reminder: afterhours service calls start at $200/hr with a 2 hour minimum.