Fire alarm systems are safety devices designed to detect the presence of fire or smoke throughout a building that warn occupants of immediate danger via audible alarms and strobes to begin the evacuation process. When a sensor is triggered or manually actuated, it sends a signal to the central control panel to notify the monitoring company, building maintenance, and first responders. Annual inspections and maintenance are performed to ensure the system is in good, working order and to stay within code compliance regulations.
Per NFPA, fire alarms are to be inspected yearly to ensure all components of the system are working properly. The inspection includes: