Since 1970, TELSCO Security has provided fire panel monitoring for various commercial facilities in Edmonton and area. Fire panel monitoring ensures immediate action is taken on an alarm signal, helping to save lives and minimize property damage.
Depending on the scale and use of a commercial building, many properties will require ULC fire alarm monitoring, specifically ULC-561. With new buildings and older buildings whose fire panels are due for an upgrade, a ULC Certificate is becoming a common requirement.
Without fire alarm monitoring, a local fire panel will ring onsite, but no external party is made aware of the risk, and the fire department cannot be dispatched as an early response to the alarm condition.
TELSCO provides fire alarm monitoring by connecting a fire alarm communicator to the local fire panel. When the fire panel registers a fire alarm, the fire alarm communicator sends an alert to our monitoring centre using a phone line or cellular connection and the fire department is dispatched immediately.
Fire alarm monitoring may be a requirement for your fire panel as determined by the AHJ (authority having jurisdiction) or your insurance company. The building size, occupancy number and occupancy type may affect your requirement.
The price of fire alarm monitoring varies based on factors such as system configuration, ULC requirements, communication methods and maintenance packages. Following a consultation with one of our security experts, you can expect the cost to protect your business with Fire Alarm Panel Monitoring to be between $50 and $120 per month.
ULC fire alarm monitoring may be part of a larger custom security plan for your business or property. TELSCO serves businesses of every size and offers custom-designed security systems based on the type of business you own and the valuables you want to protect.
This standard describes the requirements for thedesign, construction, installation, inspection, testing andmaintenance of fire alarm systems in Government of Canadaproperty to minimize risks to life and property and to protectand conserve the Government's financial position.
audible signal appliance means adevice to indicate, by means of sound output, the actuation ofthe fire alarm system (audible signal appliances include airhorns, bells, buzzers, sirens, gongs, chimes and loudspeakers) (appareil à signal sonore);
central station system means anindependent facility to receive, verify and transmit alarms tothe appropriate fire fighting service, and which conforms to NFPAStandard No. 71, "Installation, Maintenance, and Use of CentralStation Signalling Systems" (poste central);
fire detector means a device whichdetects a fire condition and automatically initiates anelectrical signal to actuate an alert signal or an alarm signaland includes heat detectors and smoke detectors (see also heatdetector, and smoke detector) (détecteur d'incendie);
proprietary control centre means afacility located on the premises to receive, verify and transmitalarms to the appropriate fire fighting service and whichconforms to NFPA No. 72D, "Installation, Maintenance, and Use ofProprietary Protective Signalling Systems" (central d'alarmeprivé);
The intent of the requirement is to provide afire alarm early warning system in buildings such as RCMPdetachment buildings with detention facility for 10 persons orless and nursing stations offering care or treatment withovernight accommodation for 10 persons or less. Fire alarmsystems in these buildings/occupancies are permitted to be asingle stage fire alarm system.
It is possible to combine a fire alarm systemwith building security and/or environmental control systems withapproved equipment. However there are many potential operationalproblems with such combined systems. A decision to use anintegrated system should only be made on the basis of a thoroughvalue engineering study of a specific project. Such an evaluationshould take into consideration the following points:
A ULC certificate is the only proof that your building is being monitored in accordance with applicable CAN/ULC standards. A certificated system means that the installation is installed, inspected, tested and maintained by a Listed alarm service company. Classic and our monitoring stations are registered companies with CAN/ULC. We have installed hundreds of ULC monitoring systems for our customers and are members in good standing with ULC and the Canadian Security Association (CANASA).
A fire alarm system warns people when smoke, fire, carbon monoxide or other fire-related or general notification emergencies are detected. These alarms may be activated automatically from smoke detectors and heat detectors or may also be activated via manual fire alarm activation devices such as manual call points or pull stations. Alarms can be either motorized bells or wall mountable sounders / horns. They can also be speaker strobes which sound an alarm, followed by a voice evacuation message for clearer instructions of what to do. Fire alarm sounders can be set to certain frequencies and different tones including low, medium, and high, depending on the country and manufacturer of the device. Most fire alarm systems in Europe sound like a siren with alternating frequencies. Fire alarm electronic devices are known as horns in the United States and Canada and can be either continuous or set to different codes. Fire alarm warning devices can also be set to different volume levels.
There are national codes in each European country for planning, design, installation, commissioning, use and maintenance of fire detection system with additional requirements that are mentioned on TS 54 -14
Mass notification systems often extend the notification appliances of a standard fire alarm system to include PC based workstations, text-based digital signage, and a variety of remote notification options including email, text message, RSS feed , or IVR-based telephone text-to-speech messaging.
Fire alarm systems in non domestic premises are generally designed and installed in accordance with the guidance given in BS 5839 Part 1. There are many types of fire alarm systems each suited to different building types and applications. A fire alarm system can vary dramatically in both price and complexity, from a single panel with a detector and sounder in a small commercial property to an addressable fire alarm system in a multi occupancy building. 2b1af7f3a8