FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS IN THE SOUTHEAST
Your Full-Service, One-Stop Shop for Fire Alarm Installation, Design, Inspection, Maintenance & Repair in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia & Virginia
The only thing worse than experiencing a building fire is a building fire without a proper warning system. A fire alarm system is a quick-response method that alerts those in your building of an emergency so they can evacuate as quickly as possible. If your property is lacking a fire protection system, you’re putting the occupants’ lives at risk. But simply having an alarm system installed won’t help: It needs to have proper inspections and routine maintenance to ensure it is working correctly.
Whether you need to install an alarm system in your building or your current fire alarm needs to be inspected or repaired, give Unifour Fire & Safety a call immediately at 866-511-5540 or contact us online! We understand the importance of fire alarms and want to keep your home or business safe!
Fire Alarm System Services in NC, SC, GA & VA
At Unifour Fire & Safety, our fire protection specialists have been installing fire alarm systems in commercial properties throughout the Southeast, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia, for more than three decades. We are a one-stop shop for all fire protection services, including fire alarm installation services for buildings throughout the area. We can install every component of your fire alarm system, including:
- Smoke Detectors
- Pull Stations
- Horn Strobes
- Fireproof Bells
- Fire Alarm Control Panels
- Annunciator Panels
- Water Flow for Sprinkler Monitoring Packages
- Duct Detectors
- Booster Panels
- Wireless Fire Alarm Systems
- Bi-Directional Amplifiers
- Cellular and IP Fire Alarm Monitoring Systems
Fire Alarm Installation Services
When it comes to fire alarm systems, no project is too big or small. Our fire protection experts at Unifour Fire & Safety are capable of designing, installing, and programming a fire alarm system that will alert the occupants in your building of emergency situations.
You can count on Unifour Fire & Safety to make the installation process simple and pain-free from start to finish.
Low-Voltage Fire Alarm Installation
Low-voltage systems operate on 50 volts or less and can include both fire alarms and fire suppression systems capable of providing immediate awareness and response to fires.
They can also include commercial security cameras and keycard access systems that can monitor and identify intrusions.
Our licensed team can recommend, install, and service low-voltage solutions for your business.
Fire Alarm Inspection & Repair
At Unifour Fire & Safety, we value our customers’ well-being. With all of our fire protection services, we give 110% to ensure that your building and occupants will experience minimal risk in the event of an emergency.
A working fire alarm system is crucial to alerting occupants and evacuating everyone in a timely fashion. In order to guarantee your fire alarm system is functioning properly, the National Fire Protection Association recommends regular inspections.
When you call Unifour Fire & Safety for a fire alarm inspection, our trained and experienced technicians will:
- Test the control panel functions to inspect the lamps and LEDs, check fuses, interface equipment, and check the primary power.
- Test smoke detectors by introducing approved aerosol into smoke detector chamber or specific manufacturer recommended methods of performing the proper test and verify the proper signal was received at the alarm panel.
- Clean all smoke detectors with nitrogen.
- Test manual pull stations through a full range of motion and verify the proper signal was received at the alarm panel.
- Test heat detectors with a heat gun and verify proper alarm activation at the fire alarm control panel.
- Test and inspect all audible and visual devices to ensure that they are unobstructed, proper lights activate, and the sound level is above ambient noise levels.
- Check circuit supervision to ensure fire alarm panel detects an open circuit.
- Load-test standby batteries and check auxiliary functions such as door release and damper release.
- And more!
Bi-Directional Amplifier Inspection & Repair
Unifour is FCC-certified to inspect, test, and repair BDAs, which boost radio signals for first responders. This amplifier ensures they are able to communicate with each other inside and outside your building during an emergency.
Commercial properties often have dead spots that interfere with radio signals, such as:
- Underground parking
Our team can also install and maintain your bi-directional amplifier alongside your fire alarm installation.
Fire Alarm Monitoring
The two most common types of fire alarm monitoring are cellular monitoring and IP monitoring. At Unifour, we’ll help you install whichever system best fits your commercial property’s needs. We can also maintain, repair, and test your existing fire alarm monitoring system.
Cellular fire alarm monitoring systems rely on a communicator that sends a signal through a dialer over the cellular network. This tried-and-tested methodology works effectively and is commonly used in older homes with landlines.
It’s also less costly than IP monitoring and will work even if a burglar or fire knocks the power out.
IP monitoring relies on the internet. Signal transmission is slightly faster than cellular transmission and allows for smooth, efficient livestream monitoring. This can help first responders and significantly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of search and rescue efforts.
However, IP systems that rely on the internet can be disrupted by power failure or disconnection. They should be properly secured and supported to keep the signal strong and stable during a fire emergency.
Contact our team of certified fire protection professionals at (866) 511-5540 to learn more about fire alarm monitoring to keep your business safe.
Fire Alarm Installation, Maintenance & Repair Throughout the Southeast
With over 30 years of experience, Unifour Fire & Safety is the company to call when you need fire protection services for businesses, schools, organizations, and restaurants throughout the Southeast.
We are a one-stop shop — no matter the fire protection service you’re looking for, our highly trained specialists will do our best to keep your property, valuables, employees, and guests safe from the dangers of a potential fire.
Our knowledgeable fire safety professionals specialize in all aspects of fire protection, including:
- Fire sprinkler systems
- Fire extinguishers
- Fire alarm systems
- Commercial kitchen fire suppression
- Backflow preventers
- Fire hydrants
- Emergency lighting
Our expert team offers fire protection services in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. Unifour Fire & Safety is also licensed in Tennessee, Alabama, West Virginia, and Maryland.
Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia property owners know fire alarms save lives. Then, why do so many of us neglect fire alarm inspection? If you care about employees and family, you’ll seek fire alarm maintenance. Contact us about fire alarm repair.
Some frequently asked questions we receive about wireless fire alarms systems are:
Do I really need a professional to hook up my fire alarm?
There are several reasons you need a trusted, professional fire protection company; if you have a fire, your insurance company may not cover damages if it is known your fire alarm system was not professionally installed. Another reason is that fire codes vary and change, too. There are over 275 codes and standards for fire protection and prevention in commercial and residential buildings. The codes are updated a minimum of every three to five years.
What is a wireless fire alarm system?
Wireless fire alarms operate using radio waves. The alarms are connected to your fire protection system, and connection can be made throughout your entire facility, even between buildings. Wireless is preferred because traditional systems require a physical connection to their wire network. In addition to more invasive work to your building (drilling, trenching, etc.), there are more things that can go wrong “behind the scenes.”
Which is better, a fire alarm or a smoke detector? Aren’t they the same thing?
Fire alarms are often combined with smoke detectors and are better for:
Which should I have; a smoke detector or a carbon monoxide detector?
You need both, especially if your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) is powered by natural gas. Carbon monoxide detectors don’t detect smoke or explosive gases (including natural gas, methane, or propane).
We proudly serve the following cities and their surrounding areas:
North Carolina (NC) – Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Hickory, Raleigh, Durham
South Carolina (SC) – Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg
Georgia (GA) – Athens, Atlanta, Savannah
Eastern Tennessee (TN) – Knoxville
Virginia (VA) – Blacksburg, Richmond, Roanoke