Fire Alarm Systems2024-02-27T11:18:57+00:00



Installation and Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems


It is essential when choosing a fire alarm system, that the type of system is one that is suited to protecting the safety of your people and property.

We understand that when it comes to fire protection, their is no one solution that fits all.

Our experienced project team continually develop our system designs using the latest technological advancements to suit your specific fire risk in accordance with current legislative and British Standard requirements.

We are 3rd party accredited by BAFE, SSAIB, and ISO registered, with over 25 years experience installing and maintaining fire alarm systems across the UK for Commercial business, heritage buildings, schools, local councils and national accounts. You can be assured of excellent technical support and advice, whether you need a brand-new install, upgrade to your existing system or a reliable ongoing maintenance contract.

Contact us today for a Free Site Survey to ensure you meet your Fire Safety and Security requirements.

    Fire Alarm Systems Maintenance

    A commercial maintenance contract is required by law and your insurance provider, and must be carried out by an approved company to comply with British Standards regulations. BS 5839-1:2017 recommends systems are checked bi-annually as a minimum. SS Systems is a third-party accredited company which allows us to maintain all systems installed by ourselves and other companies. Our engineers are fully trained and qualified to meet current legislation and are supported by our in-house service manager and team of service coordinators, to ensure you receive a high level of service and standard of work.

    What to expect from our maintenance package

    • 24 hour call out facility, 365 days a year
    • Fully qualified engineers
    • Full compliance with current legislation
    • Maintenance visits arranged at your convenience
    • Full visit report and recommendations
    • System modifications
    • Dedicated service manager

    What a maintenance visit includes

    • Systems list check
    • Log book check
    • Field device check
    • Aspirator filter change
    • Battery check
    • Alarm load testing
    • Decibel level check
    • Remote alarm monitoring test (If connected)

    The engineer’s notes and checklists are sent back to the SS Systems maintenance team. Our engineering manager will check through the notes and make any remedial action recommendations which admin will process and liaise with yourselves. Each service report constitutes an annual service certificate which the client then keeps in the fire records.

    Fire Extinguishers

    You are legally responsible to ensure there are enough fire extinguishers on your premises.

    In addition to ensuring that you comply with the laws relevant to your industry and the size of your site. A risk assessment will provide how many fire extinguishers and ancillary products are required to protect your site.

    Fire Safety Training

    Fire safety is a fundamental part of any business and training is the corner stone of implementing any fire safety policy.

    Legislation via the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires employers to provide training for all employees in actions to be taken in the event of a fire.


    Emergency lighting

    Emergency lighting is part of a building’s fire safety provision and is a requirement of The Regulatory Reform Order of 2005.

    In the event of the mains power lighting failing or a power cut, emergency lighting can save lives by aiding in the safe evacuation of people within the building.

    Fire Alarm Monitoring

    Our Monitored Fire Alarm Systems offer you protection 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for complete peace of mind.

    Your Fire Alarms System is monitored at a central station for a fast response to your key holder and the local fire and rescue services.

    Aspirating Systems

    An aspiration detection system (ADS) is a highly sensitive form of fire detection that can detect a fire at an early stage. The system takes samples of the air and tests them for the presence of smoke.

    The air is drawn by a pump from the various test points.

    Fire Suppression

    Fire suppression systems are used as a safer and more advanced alternative to typical fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and water mist systems. These systems not only prioritise occupant safety, but also protect your property and assets in the event of a fire.

    SS Systems Limited have been installing fire alarm systems for over 20 years and have extensive experience in the heritage sector, education, commercial buildings, hotel and leisure and HMO/student accommodation.

    We are BAFE SP203-1 and SP101 registered, Third Party accredited (meaning we can verify other installer’s work) and maintain our ISO 9001:2015 registration.

    From a health and safety perspective we are CHAS accredited, registered with SafeContractor and are Constructionline gold members.

    We use a range of manufacturers including EMS Firecell, Notifier, Advanced, Kentec with Apollo or Hochiki protocol.

    Each building and the site requirements will be unique to each client.  That is why we come to site first to speak with you, undertake a site survey and find out how you will use the system.

    We will then produce a free of charge design and quotation for you to consider and discuss with us.

    We are particularly adept at designing complex systems (though we can do simple ones too) that are linked to door access control, smoke vents, sprinkler systems and many more.  We can incorporate class change and lockdown systems, voice alarms and monitoring all of which is tailored to your needs.

    SS Systems are not in the business of selling you something that you don’t need.  We appreciate that a fire alarm system can be expensive and we work with our clients to provide cost effective solutions.  Our design engineers are well-versed in extending fire alarm systems and can provide advice to you on how to maintain compliance and value for money so please ask us.

    At the end of the installation our engineers will talk you through how to set and unset the system and how to understand the messages on screen for fault finding.

    You will also receive a manual containing step by step instructions.


    SS Systems partner with leading UK based manufacturers to ensure that the fire detection and alarm systems we provide are at the forefront of current technology, along with being the most reliable our industry has to offer.

    Contact us today for a Free Site Survey to ensure you meet your Fire Safety and Security requirements.

    If you would like to find out more about the services we offer, simply leave us your details and one of our friendly team will get in touch and arrange a call back or site visit.

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