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Fire alarms for local authorities

Working in the local authority sector has given Fire Systems Services a lot of insight into the specifications of the industry. No matter the building you require our services in, we have the experience to design fire alarm systems that make your commercial property that much safer. We’re experts in tailoring our work to your requirements, and when it comes to installing equipment in sensitive areas we will work with you to keep our disruption to a minimum. Countless local authority buildings have benefitted from our services, and yours could be next.

Working in local authority properties

We’re experienced in dealing with the requirements of the local authority sector. We know that a lot of the time, the areas in which your systems are installed can be important or sensitive. Due to this, we are happy to work outside of our usual hours if it’s more convenient for your business. We always work respectfully, creating minimal disruption and cleaning up thoroughly after ourselves. We’re flexible to your needs. Our fire alarm servicing plans can help you maintain your systems, giving you peace of mind that your commercial property will be alerted rapidly in the event of a fire. These service agreements are tailored to your requirements and your location, allowing you to get everything out of Fire Systems Services that you need.

Let us answer your query

Our team has all the insider knowledge on the British Standards and Regulations that apply to fire safety for local authorities. If you’ve ever wondered about these and have any questions, give us a call on 0800 999 1211 or email info@firesystemsservices.co.uk.


Local authority properties: Which system will be best for you?

There are a variety of fire alarm systems that could be appropriate within your commercial building. We can provide them all, and on inspection of your property we will be able to design a system that suits your needs and functions as best as possible.

Conventional fire alarm systems

Our conventional alarm systems have every zone connected to the control panel on its own circuit. It’s great for small locations with a low number of devices.

Addressable fire alarm systems

Addressable systems are intelligent, with all devices being connected to each other and the control panel in one circuit. They are brilliant for large buildings.

Wireless fire alarm systems

Our wireless alarm systems eliminate the labour needed to wire your property. Communicating through a wireless connection, they can preserve the look of your building.

Hybrid fire alarm systems

Our hybrid alarm systems are increasingly popular. Excellent for buildings with areas that can’t be wired, your wireless systems can communicate with wired ones, increasing their flexibility.

Your fire alarm system will depend on your location and requirements. We always take your requests and the characteristics of your building into account.

How else can Fire Systems Services help you?

Installing and maintaining your fire alarm systems isn’t all we can do for you… We’ll carry out everything you need from start to finish. This includes commissioning and testing your fire alarms after the installation process, to ensure everything is running effectively. We can provide everything you need for your property – this includes fire extinguisher servicing and fire risk assessments. We prioritise a convenient service for you, and what could be better than getting everything you need all from one company? If you have other businesses in the schools and colleges sector, or you need fire alarm systems for your office, come to us.

Tell us your fire safety requirements

Our team can provide your local authority building with the services it needs to operate safely. If you’d like us to contact you, leave us your details and we’ll get back to you. Alternatively, give us a call on 0800 999 1211 or email info@firesystemsservices.co.uk.


Our talented team of engineers

Our whole team of engineers prioritises their training, always looking for ways to enhance their skills and get ahead of industry standards. We provide training for them to ensure our services are of the highest standard. We are fully qualified and accredited, meaning your service is in the safest hands possible. This is supported by our BAFE accreditation and our Fire Risk Assessor, who is a Graduate of The Institution of Fire Engineers (GIFireE). We have all the skills and experience to convince you of why you should choose us for your fire alarm systems services.


Case study: The Port of London Authority

The Port of London Authority operates for the benefit of customers and stakeholders. As a self-funding public trust, it maintains river channels for the purposes of navigation, moorings, lights, and buoys and provides a wide range of other services. The Port of London Authority (PLA) covers 95 miles of the River Thames, running from Teddington to the North Sea. Fire Systems Services has been working with PLA for 20 years! We’re loyal to our clients, and they’re loyal to us.

Our work for The Port of London Authority

  • We maintain the fire alarms and fire suppression systems in every one of the PLA buildings. This includes:
    • Port control centre, Gravesend
    • The Thames Barrier Navigation Centre
    • Richmond Lock
    • The London Titan – On this ship, we maintain the fire alarm and engine room water-mist fire suppression system
  • We have carried out a variety of upgrades to all systems. This includes a recent upgrade of all communications rooms and radar room fire suppression systems

There are a lot of locations within PLA that we work in, and all these commercial buildings have different characteristics and risks attached. By going through the relevant processes such as fire risk assessments, to ensure we have all the information we need, we are able to design systems that serve every location to our best ability.

The in-depth details

Communication with our client

Over 20 years, we have honed our communication with PLA so that it is exactly how they find it convenient for them. To gain the information we need to carry out our services effectively, we have client meetings to talk over what needs to be done. We often embark on site surveys to get in-depth information that are specific to the property or location. Our communication with PLA is very effective.

Our client’s requirements

In many of PLA’s locations, their control centres operate 24 hours a day. This means that when it comes to servicing the systems within these rooms, we need to conduct ourselves so that we create minimal disruption. We often have to work outside of hours to ensure people are disturbed as little as possible. This is also the case with the staff’s sleeping quarters. These areas are personal and frequented often, and our team are experts in conducting ourselves respectfully and conveniently for our clients.

Challenges we faced and how we conquered them

It can sometimes be challenging to install equipment in sensitive areas such as control rooms and sleeping quarters. Due to this, we adopt a minimal, unobtrusive way of working so that our clients are disturbed as little as possible. We arrange our services to be conducted out of hours and flexibly with the schedules of our client, ensuring that they minimal disturbance. We’re experts at doing this at the same time as providing excellent, life-saving services.

Contact Fire Systems Services

The Port of London Authority is one of our oldest clients – why not find out why they’ve stuck by us for so long? We have a proven track record working with local authorities and meeting their fire safety needs. Give us a call on 0800 999 1211 or email info@firesystemsservices.co.uk and we’ll discuss your project with you.