Why Choose Wireless?

In a recent 10-year period, statistics from insurance companies show that there were 108 major fires on construction sites, costing the insurers – and therefore costing construction companies around £187.3m.[1]

As false alarms can cost businesses and fire and rescue services around £1 billion a year[2], wireless alarm systems can offer a complete safety solution to construction companies.

Why choose wireless over wired or hybrid Systems?

Today, emergency fire, first aid, and intruder alarm systems have become an integral part of modern life due to their flexibility, reliability, ease of installation, and usability.

Wireless alarms are particularly suited for construction sites and building complexes that are made up of multiple buildings. In the case of temporary installations, for instance, construction sites where the work is in progress, wireless fire alarms can be installed and then removed once the work on the site is finished, or moved to another site, providing a cost-effective and flexible solution to companies.

While a hardwired fire alarm system can take days or weeks to install, a wireless device can be set up in just minutes, thus providing a cost-effective solution. This also ensure cables are minimised therefore reducing slips, trips and falls on site.

The technology involved in modern wireless systems may be complex, but the concept is simple – automatic smoke or heat detectors trigger a response and sound an alarm to notify people of the danger.

Using secure, licence-free radio communications to transmit information between sensors and detectors, and the control panel, wireless fire alarms provide all the benefits of traditional wired fire alarm systems but without the potentially hazardous cables.

To find out more, call our team on 01432 371170 or email sales@cygnusalarms.com

[1] http://www.constructionmanagermagazine.com/construction-professional/cpd-fire-prevention-construciton-sites/

[2] https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/health-safety-news/false-fire-alarms-cost-businesses/31593/