Fire Alarms

False fire alarms

Automatic fire alarms help to keep premises and their occupant's safe by providing an early warning of a possible fire and enabling people inside the building to evacuate.

However, did you know that the vast majority of signals from automatic fire alarms are not actual fires? Fire alarm and detection systems react as a result of either an increase in heat or the presence of smoke. Unfortunately, they also react to things such as steam, cigarette smoke, aerosol sprays, light smoke from cooking.

When a fire alarm goes off, as a result of anything other than a real fire, this is considered to be an false alarm

Consequences

What are the consequences of false alarms?


How to avoid false alarms

To help avoid false alarms, please ensure that: