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Hello! My name is C.J., and as you may have guessed from the title of my blog, I am a huge dog lover. My dog has specialised things in my home like a built-in shelf for his food and water bowls and a dedicated grooming area with a bath. Outside, he has his own shady area, a dog house with a heated floor and a sturdy fence. I worked with contractors through all of those projects, and I hope to do even more. This blog is going to talk about contracting... I hope to start with some posts about the process involved in some of the things the contractor made for my pup but I also plan to include some posts with a more general contracting focus. Take a look and enjoy!

Fences, Dog Kennels, Puppy Houses and Other Projects: Contracting Blogs

Is a Wireless Fire Alarm the Right Choice for Your Office?

Irene Little

From the internet to the printer, it is likely that an increasing amount of equipment and appliances in your office are using a wireless system to transmit information and function. As this trend continues, increasing numbers of businesses are installing wireless fire alarm systems to protect their premises, but is a wireless fire alarm right for your office? Below is a guide to the pros and cons of installing a wireless fire alarm system.


  • Wireless alarms are easy to install. One of the main benefits of a wireless fire alarm system is that it is easy to install, whereas a conventional system needs to be hardwired in place, which can involve laying lengths of cable in the walls or ceilings of your office building.
  • Wireless alarms are easy to relocate. A wireless fire alarm can be easily moved and reinstalled in a new location if you decide to modify your building or move to new premises. You will simply need to unscrew them and re-install them in the new location, without having to worry about cabling.
  • Wireless alarms will continue to work if the mains power fails. Because wireless fire alarms use battery power, the system will continue to protect your business premises even if the mains power supply to your office fails.


  • Wireless fire alarm batteries can run flat. While batteries allow your fire alarm system to operate without mains power, they will eventually need to be replaced. Most wireless fire alarm systems will make an audible warning noise, such as an intermittent beeping, to warn you that the battery is running low. You should not ignore this. If you hear the low battery warning, you should change the batteries of the wireless alarm as soon as possible.
  • Wireless alarms have range restrictions. If you are installing a wireless fire alarm in a large office which covers multiple floors, you should be aware that just like any other wireless device, wireless alarms will only work within a certain range of the fire control panel. 
  • Wireless alarms may not be monitored. While most hardwired fire alarm systems have an automatic monitoring system which is linked to the local fire department, this is not standard with wireless systems. So, if you experience a fire, you will need to call the fire department yourself.

If you have any questions about wireless fire alarms, you should contact a fire safety contractor today.