Buying a fire alarm system is not something you should take lightly: in addition to the serious safety issues, there are specific legal codes that govern what goes into a commercial fire alarm system. Make sure you're working with a licensed fire alarm dealer.
Fire alarm systems for businesses are much more comprehensive than residential systems, in part due to the national fire code NFPA-72. Before selecting any fire alarm provider, make sure you know what local and state requirements you have to follow in addition to NFPA-72, and check that the dealers you speak to are adequately informed on all of them.
No matter what combination of sensors and keypads your alarm system uses, the most important single aspect of the whole setup is the monitoring service you use.
When your alarm is tripped, it sends a signal to the monitoring service. An operator there will then call the fire department.
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