Taking recent activities into account, we have experienced a huge increase in the installation of wireless fire alarm solutions in high rise buildings. Old combustible cladding has been held responsible for some of the more recent fire based fatalities, The Grenfell Tower disaster experiencing 72 fatalities and causing a lasting imprint on the fire protection landscape being one of the most high profile cases in recent years. The disaster triggered an in depth investigation into the fire safety found within high rise building and the protection of both lives and property.
In high rise buildings such as flats which are capable of housing a large number of people, the protection of lives is a necessity. Following on from the Grenfell disaster, a number of blocks of flats have opted for wireless fire alarm systems to ensure that they, and their residents, remain protected. This gives more protection to the combustible cladding that is already in place as the wireless alarm systems provide an incredible level of coverage across the entire building. It allows removes the necessity for the “waking watch” requirement where somebody is required to monitor the building at all times in case of fire.
Wireless fire alarm systems are also very popular among buildings with historical stature or properties with architectural restrictions, sites with multiple outbuildings and also for temporary protection in areas such as construction sites.
Providing critical fire protection is paramount, regardless of the application. That’s why VOCA Fire Protection ensure that we will help you to find the best possible wireless fire alarm solution for your establishment.