Maintaining your fire safety system in top condition is important for your business. You’ll be able to keep your business and the people in it safe. In particular, you should pay extra attention to the fire alarm panel. Over time, these panels will wear out and may even stop functioning. In other words, you must upgrade your old or outdated fire alarm panels.
Fire Alarm Panels Don’t Last Long
After Judd Fire Protection sets up your fire alarm system, you don’t think about how long the panels will last. And considering that commercial fire alarm panels last an average of 15-20 years, the life span of the panels might not be a significant concern. But it should be a concern! Maintenance and inspections are necessary for your fire alarm panel to function properly. Most likely, you’ll have to upgrade your old or outdated fire alarm panels despite regular maintenance.
Issues with Old or Outdated Panels
If you don’t inspect and upkeep your fire alarm panel, it can lead to unsafe working conditions for your business and its people. Here are some problems that can happen due to old alarm panels:
You may not be able to replace an old panel if it nears the end of its life. The manufacturer might not be building that same panel anymore, so you’ll have to search for a new one compatible with your system. Also, your system won’t work effectively when fire alarm panels get closer to the end of their life. As a result, you may not find a replacement part.
Changes in Safety Features
You must upgrade your old or outdated fire alarm panels as technology enhances. Keep in mind that your old panel might not have the best safety features that the existing models have in place.
Fire Regulations Might Change
You should upgrade your old or outdated fire alarm panels if fire regulations change. The fire regulations in your local area might become strict, and your old fire panels might no longer comply with the rules.
Pricing May be More Expensive
The older your fire alarm panel becomes, the more expensive it will be to fix or replace it. In addition, you might have to pay a higher price if you need emergency repairs.
Previous System May Not be Right for a Renovated Space
Moreover, your business may need a new fire alarm system if you’ve recently remodeled your commercial space.
Unsatisfactory Compatibility Advancements
Lastly, you might discover that the compatibility advancements won’t provide you with the best results. You can add new compatibility features, but you won’t have the best fire alarm panel to meet the needs of your system.
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480