A commercial fire system is designed to detect the unwanted presence of a fire by changes in the environment with combustion. In general, a commercial fire alarm system is classified as a manual or automatically actuated or even both. An automatic commercial fire alarm is constructed to notify a commercial buildings occupants to evacuate in the instance of a fire, report the situation to an off premise fire alarm monitoring service and prepare the building and its associated life safety systems to attempt to control the spread of fire and smoke.
Licensed fire alarm system companies are responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, monitoring, inspection and testing of commercial fire systems in accordance to federal, state and local fire alarm code. It is also the fire alarm contractors role to process a fire alarm UL certification if required in your local jurisdiction.