24 Hour Monitoring
CENTRAL STATION MONITORING, 24 hours a day.
Existing fire protection systems can be connected to a central station monitoring service.
When your system detects a fire on the protected premises – whether because water begins flowing in a fire sprinkler system, or because smoke or heat activates a fire alarm system’s detectors – your system can automatically report the condition to the central station service, resulting in a call to your local fire department and/or anyone you list with the monitoring service.
Fire protection equipment that can be monitored includes:
Central station monitoring of fire protection equipment is becoming a larger concern to insurance companies and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ’s). Cofessco Fire Protection can provide 24-hour monitoring of your fire protection equipment 365 days per year.
MONITORING SYSTEM DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND SERVICE
Cofessco Fire Protection will design, furnish and install the necessary equipment to monitor (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) alarms, trouble or supervisory conditions as reported by your new or existing fire protection equipment. The monitoring equipment we install is U.L. listed and certified by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) for fire system monitoring applications and features:
To ensure their reliability, monitoring systems must be inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 72 and your local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Cofessco Fire Protection will work out a program for periodic testing, inspection, and maintenance that is right for you and conforms to NFPA code requirements as well as the requirements of your local AHJ and the system manufacturer’s suggested inspection, testing and maintenance requirements.
CENTRAL STATION MONITORING Definitions
A Monitored System is a system which reports detected conditions to a monitoring facility.
A Central Station Monitoring Facility is an organization or agency, located off-site from the protected premises, that watches over alarm-receiving equipment and follows up with appropriate actions when alarm and other signals are received. A monitoring facility should be listed by, and operating according to, standards established by UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and/or FMRC (Factory Mutual Research Corporation).
An Alarm is an electronic signal transmitted to the monitoring facility. It indicates that an emergency requiring follow-up has been detected. When a system is not monitored, the alarm condition activates one or more sounding or visual indicating devices but does not alert anyone who is not at the site.
Trouble means a non-emergency condition indicating that the alarm system is inoperative or functioning at less than optimum capability. Trouble conditions may include sensors that have become less sensitive or more susceptible to causing false alarms, or batteries that have deteriorated or are inoperative.