Is it really worth the expense – Having your fire alarm system maintained?

Following a recent fire at a hotel in East Hampshire, the fire and rescue service praised the staff for a well maintained smoke alarm system which prevented the spread of fire, loss of life and damage to property.

On the other hand, a fire system contractor is being prosecuted for lack of responsible maintenance of a system in a care home where a fire occurred. After investigation by the fire experts, the fire alarm system was found to have many severe faults including the fault warning light not being visible, a blown fuse overridden with a piece of wire and an electronic component suspended between two terminal bocks instead of being attached to the circuit board.

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