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securing an auto repair shop and parking lot

I own my own auto repair shop and have done rather well with it over the years. About a year ago, some of the cars parked outside of my garage were broken into and some things were stolen out of them. Since they were parked on my property, my insurance had to cover the cost of replacement which made my rates go up. I had to install a security system to appease the insurance company and provide my customers with the peace of mind that their vehicles would be safe with me. Learn more about securing an auto repair shop and parking lot on my blog.


securing an auto repair shop and parking lot

Why Fire Alarm Testing Is Important For Your Business

by Karen Welch

As a business owner, you of course want to make sure that your store, office, warehouse, or other place of business is as safe as possible for both employees and customers. But safety is about more than just keeping certain areas roped off or using the right technique when climbing a ladder. You also need to be prepared for emergency situations, such as a fire. A fire alarm system can help you accomplish this goal, but only if you take steps to make sure it remains in working condition. Here's why you should reach out to a firm that specializes in fire inspections and fire alarm testing services. 

Meet Regulatory Requirements

Fire alarm testing is not just a good idea for your business, it also might be legally required depending on policies or laws in your area. Hiring a professional to come in and conduct a full fire inspection for your business including alarm testing will make sure you pass a surprise inspection by a government agency. Get tested at least once a year to ensure you still meet all regulatory policies.

Ensure Early Detection by Avoiding Malfunction

When a fire breaks out, every second matters. Early detection could be key to avoiding injury to your employees or customers and also to avoiding property damage to your business. By getting a full fire alarm test and inspection on a regular basis, you can note any potential malfunctions and get the situation fixed before your system runs into the real thing and fails to respond as quickly as it should.

Your Fire Alarm Is Likely More Than Just One Sensor

Your smoke detector or alarm system might have a button on it you can press to make sure the alarm still works but a commercial fire alarm system is more than just one sensor. An expert can inspect all sensors, all wiring, all control panels, and anything else that makes up the system.

Less Expensive Compared to the Alternative

Regular fire inspection for your business will of course add another expense to your balance sheet but the cost savings could be significant when you compare against the alternative. The alternative, of course, is the property damage your business could sustain if a fire breaks out and your alarms don't respond in time.

Peace of Mind for Everyone

When you get your fire alarm system tested regularly, you and your employees can have full confidence in the system and more general peace of mind as you go about your work day. You'll know that the system is ready to step in and alert you at the first sign of trouble and that will allow everyone to stay focused on their day jobs instead.

Contact a local fire alarm testing service to learn more.