As a commercial property manager, the safety of those who use the building is your primary concern. A cornerstone of this mission is the existence of an effective fire protection system, including an alarm. If your fire alarm system is beginning to show its age with any of these four signs, you might want to consider installing a replacement alarm system. Frequent Repairs If the fire marshal repeatedly notices issues that require repair during inspections, you might benefit from a replacement. It is likely safer and less expensive to replace the system rather than attempting to fix it again and again. This is especially true if you struggle to find the required parts to repair your older fire alarm system. Advancing Age Most fire alarm systems are designed to last for about 15 years. If your building's system is approaching that milestone, you should begin budgeting for a replacement alarm. The older your alarm system, the less likely it is to meet local and state building codes. Systems that are well-maintained have a longer lifespan than those that have been neglected over the years. Frequent False Alarms False fire alarms are frustrating for everyone. If this is a common problem at your property, avoid the hassle with a modern alarm system. Updated models rarely go off in error, and feature innovative technology that increases the level of control you have over the system's operation. System Failure If you have been experiencing issues when testing your alarm system, including system failure, it's time for a new fire alarm solution. After all, if the alarm doesn't work during a test, it's not guaranteed to work when an actual fire occurs, placing everyone on the property at risk. If these situations sound familiar, begin shopping for a new commercial fire alarm system. Fire Protection Inc. has been installing, maintaining and repairing fire alarm systems for clients in the Seattle and Puget Sound areas since 1968. Call us today at 425-697-9850!