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Installation of Fire Alarms and Smoke Detection Systems

Fire alarms are integral to fire safety as the recognised way to warn people in the event of a fire. Consequently, due to the importance of fire alarms, fire alarm installation must be carried out by professional fire alarm installers such as ClearView, who are certified to NSI Gold Fire and BAFE SP203-1.

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Fire Alarm System Installation

Fire is one of the most severe dangers that your organisation can face. Install a reliable fire alarm and smoke detection system are essential to protect your staff and premises.

Clearview will design all fire alarm systems to the relevant BS5839-1 offering a comprehensive design, installation, maintenance and commissioning for all categories of fire alarm detection. We will work with you to establish a Fire Risk Assessment to specify the system’s category required to meet your risk.

We can also carry out fire risk assessments to identify any potential fire hazards and ensure that the most appropriate measures are in place to minimise the risk of injury or fatality.

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The Importance of Fire Alarm Systems
Why should you have a fire alarm system Installed?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005, states that if you have five or more full-time employees, it is a legal requirement that there must be a responsible person for reducing the risk of smoke and fire within your premises and ensuring there are escape routes and fire safety procedures in place. This will identify the need for fire alarm systems, fire doors, fire extinguishers and emergency lighting, which will be established through a fire risk assessment. Failing to conduct a fire risk assessment could lead to the prosecution of the competent persons and invalidate insurance policies.

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Why Choose Clearview?

We promise to deliver quality excellence with our years’ experience, and highly skilled and experienced team; from the fire alarm design, alarm installation,  commissioning, and maintenance, we ensure that we meet the exact British Standards and best practices within our industry. Our accreditations and commendations are our customer guarantee that we meet the highest conceivable standards.

ClearView is highly certified in the fire industry, see our certifications and accreditations below:

Fire Alarm Installation Accreditations

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British standard for fire alarm installation
British Standards BS 5839-1:2017

This is a code of practice for fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. This British Standard provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire alarm systems and fire detection in commercial establishments. A competent person must carry out a fire risk assessment to comply with this Standard and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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The Benefits
Fire Alarms & Smoke Detection Units

Fire detection systems are essential to provide the earliest possible response to the potential outbreak. The installation of a fire detection system to BS5839 standards can significantly reduce the risk of injuries, fatalities and financial losses.

  • Meets your legal and insurance obligations
  • Prevents damage to your premises
  • Keeps your staff safe
  • Provides early detection of potential fires
  • Reduced rates on building insurance

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Fire Alarm Installation Regulations

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Act 2005 replaces most fire safety legislation with one simple order. Meaning that any person who has some level of responsibility for the premises must take reasonable measures to reduce the potential risk from fire and make sure people can safely escape in the event of a fire. 

BS5839-1 provides design, planning, installation, commissioning, and maintenance recommendations for fire detection and alarm systems in and around commercial premises

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Fire Alarm Protocals

All analogue addressable fire alarm systems require programming as they are software-based. So, to allow this work to commence, the installing and maintenance company must have access to the right software, and the engineers carrying out this work must be trained appropriately.
Therefore, having access to the proper training and software is the key to installing and maintaining a fire alarm correctly. Obtaining this software falls into three categories:

  1. Open protocol – This is where some manufacturers will allow anyone to buy their software and obtain spares.
  2. Managed protocol – These fire alarm manufacturers appoint approved installers and maintainers, they do not make their software available to anybody. This ensures fire detection systems are set up correctly whilst giving the client the option to choose their own installer from a pre-approved list.


    • The fire alarm installation company will be approved with the required knowledge and training to install the system to the highest standards. This ensure compliance will enable the end user to meet their legislative responsibilities and the requirements, under BS5839.1 2017.
    • The approved installers will have the relevant 3rd party accreditations (such as BAFE) as a requirement for approval. See our BAFE accreditataion here. 


    • Having the approved supplier listrequirement means limited companies are able to install the fire alarm systems, therefore it is harder for contractors to offer this fire detection service.  


  3. Closed protocol – This is where only the manufacturers themselves can use the software, meaning the end-user can only use them for the ongoing maintenance of the systems.
Why use Clearview?
Fire Alarm Installation Specialists

ClearView is vastly experienced, competent and certified to the highest standards, including BAFE SP 203-1 through the National Security Inspectorate Fire Gold Scheme.

We have designed, installed and commissioned all types of fire alarm systems across the private and public sectors.

ClearView can choose the most appropriate fire alarms and smoke detection systems to enable you to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Our fire detection systems can be installed into several different market sector environments and can comprise any or all of the following:

  • Point heat, optical and smoke detectors
  • Manual call points
  • Flame detectors
  • Beam detectors
  • Air sampling devices for early smoke detection
  • Wire-free systems

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Get in touch today to see how ClearView can help keep your premises safe and secure from the outbreak of fire.

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Typical Category of SystemDescription
MThis solely relies on the building occupancy discovering the fire and sounding the alarm by operating the system. This would be by manual call points at exits or in corridors in which you travel no more than 45 meters to find one. This category is for the protection of life and should not be used if anyone sleeps inside.
P1 This would require installation throughout the building – the intention being to notify the fire brigade as soon as possible to ensure that any damage caused by fire is minimised. This category system is for building insurance protection purposes.
P2 Protection needs to be provided in areas of high risk of fire or where disruption should be minimised. This category is also for building insurance protection purposes.
L1Category L1 systems provide cover to the whole building with only minor exceptions. This is for the protection of life and should give the earliest possible warning to the occupants/users.
L2 Category L2 system is designed for the protection of life. Detection should cover all escape routes and rooms that lead to an escape route. This is an L3 Category but with the addition of installing detection in areas of high risk of fire (e.g. kitchen).
L3 Category L3 system is designed for the protection of life. Detection should cover all escape routes and rooms that lead to an escape route. This system provides the earliest possible warning to occupants before the fire escape routes become impassable.
L4A category L4 system is designed to provide an early warning of smoke in corridors. Detection will be placed in the escape route, although this may not be suitable depending on the risk assessment or the size/complexity of the building.
L5This category is used when special requirements can't be met by the other categories. This makes this category custom. I.e. electrical substation which is protected by an extinguishing system triggered by automatic detection.
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