According to statistics, 96 percent of places of worship that burn each year had no sprinkler fire alarm systems, and 65 percent had no smoke alarms.
Many church fires every year could have been anticipated or diminished with the correct fire safety or prevention plan. If not a priority for your church or place of worship, these should be. OFSA Tech provides the most reliable fire alarm systems for churches & other religious institutions in the Greater Houston area.
A simple church fire alarm system usually includes a controller (with a power supply and backup battery), manual 'break glass' call points, alarm sounders, and possibly fire detectors.
Self-contained alarms include a call point and sounder in a simple enclosure that can be mounted on the wall near exits. These devices offer a simple and easy solution for many buildings where the expense of a full-scale fire alarm and detection system cannot be justified or is not recommended.
The fire alarm system is often used in conjunction with the public address system for larger churches or places of worship. An alarm system that uses speech (voice alarms) can increase the likelihood of safe evacuation and provide additional calm in such situations.
A flashing strobe (visual fire alarm device) by OFSA Tech can be beneficial because and alarm sounder could be undetectable to the hearing impaired.
Strobes have additional value to facilitate compliance with standard ADA laws where hearing-impaired individuals might not benefit from a traditional alarm.
With larger church fire alarm systems, buildings can be divided into separate zones. A church administrator can tell the exact area in which the fire alarm has been set off. Each device can be identified separately by zone. Smoke detection is a basic system component, especially nearest to exit routes.
OFSA Tech focuses on delivering the most effective and dependable security for homes and businesses in the Houston area. We provide fire alarms, burglar alarms, home automation, audio-video, CCTV, and access control. We are a dedicated team that puts security as our top priority. At OFSA Tech, we want to ensure that you have peace of mind about your safety while you are at home or at work. Call us at 832-345-3070 for further details in Alief, Kingwood, Bacliff, Lake Jackson, Magnolia, and other parts of Greater Houston service area.