Retrofitting and Installing Fire Alarms
Retrofitting your residential, commercial or industrial fire alarm system is the process of adding a fire protection system including fire sprinklers, fire alarms and/or fire suppression systems to an existing building that never had a fire alarm system installed.
Retrofitting a fire protection system including the installed fire sprinklers, fire alarms, and fire suppression systems is generally completed by more experienced fire alarm contractors. You can obtain a list of retrofitters by contacting the NFSA at 1-800-683-NFSA. You should obtain at least three (3) estimates, bids or quotes from different state licensed fire alarm companies, certified fire alarm technicians and/or fire safety engineers.
Commercial and Industrial Fire Alarm Retrofitting
When retrofitting commercial or industrial buildings fire alarm systems, make sure you contact at least three (3) state licensed fire alarm companies that are familiar and experienced enough to complete the retrofit required on your commercial or industrial building. You can contact your local fire department or fire marshall to get a list of state licensed fire alarm companies, certified fire alarm contractors and/or fire safety engineers capable of retrofitting your fire alarm system.
Retrofitting a Home Residence for a Fire Alarm System
You can retrofit a residential fire alarm system, if your home does not already have installed fire protection systems, fire alarms or fire suppression systems. When you are retrofitting residential fire alarm systems you are adding to the existing construction of the home new fire sprinklers, fire alarms and/or fire suppression systems.
What is a Retrofitting a Fire Alarm System?
Adding a fire alarm system to any building or structure that does not have installed fire alarm systems.
Why Would You Retrofit a Fire Alarm System?
If you are required by state, city or municipal health, building codes or fire codes to add a fire alarm system to your residence, commercial or industrial building or facility.
When Would You Retrofit a Fire Alarm System?
If the building is standing & does not have installed fire alarm a retrofit would add a new fire alarm system.