Fire Alarms: Monitor, Detect & Protect
Encore designs, installs, tests, inspects, and services fire alarm systems for all types of commercial properties throughout New England.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 99,500 nonresidential building fires were reported to authorities in the U.S. in 2014 alone, causing death, injury, and $2.6 billion dollars in losses. A large amount of these fires were the result of human error in construction, wiring, or electronic use. A great deal of the injury, loss of life, and incurred damage could have been prevented with properly installed and maintained fire alarm systems.
Fire alarm and detection systems monitor and detect smoke, fire, and other hazards in your facility and quickly notify the necessary parties to move to action. As a foundational component of fire protection, the importance of an up-to-date, code compliant system cannot be understated. As a tried-and-true solution, all commercial properties and facilities across a number of industries rely on fire alarm and detection systems to prevent loss of life and and to minimize damage (and the resulting downtime) if a fire does occur.
Types of Systems
From conventional and addressable control panels to mass notification systems, Encore engineers and technicians can design and install a fire alarm system appropriate for your facility, special equipment, and specific industry. We also offer 24/7 emergency service and system maintenance programs, and also can test and inspect your existing fire alarm system per your state’s requirements. Encore is a licensed distributor of top brands in fire protection, including Gamewell-FCI. Encore also provides fire alarm solutions from any manufacturer you choose ensuring you get the right technology to protect your assets.
- Conventional Systems – A standard offering in the fire protection industry, this type of system offers individually-wired panels, perfect for smaller rooms or facilities.
- Addressable Systems – For larger buildings or multi-site facilities, Addressable Systems connect alarm devices through a shared panel, notifying and directing you to the triggered device(s).
- Monitoring – Detects a triggered fire alarm and electronically notifies authorities about smoke, fire, and other events.conventional-panels
- Networked Systems – Distributes information about smoke, fire, and other events to multiple alarm panels, especially in larger facilities.
- Voice Evacuation – Adds an additional layer of protection by broadcasting voice commands throughout a facility, in addition to the alarm, in the case of a fire emergency.
- Mass Notification Systems – Delivers audible, visual, or text notifications to a large number of people in the event of an emergency situation of any kind.
- Other Systems Offered – Spot smoke, air sampling (VESDA), beam detection, duct detection, video smoke detection, spot heat detection, linear heat detection, flame detection, gas detection, leak detection, masterboxes, digital communicators, and dialers.
Regulations and Compliance
Each product and service offered by Encore is compliant with the following:
- Regulation: NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code Standard
Specifies “the application, installation, location, performance, inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems, fire warning equipment and emergency warning equipment, and their components.”
- Connecticut (NFPA 72 2010 Edition) – Quarterly*
- Massachusetts (NFPA 72 2010 Edition) – Annually*
- New Hampshire (NFPA 72 2010 Edition) Quarterly*
- Rhode Island (NFPA 72 2010 Edition) – Quarterly*
*Information updated as of October 2016. Frequencies can vary based on system components and direction from the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Contact your AHJ or Encore Fire Protection to get the most up to date information for your facility.
Frequently Asked Questions
If a fire alarm goes off in the night, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Our sales and service teams’ are standing by to answer this and other frequently asked questions about the proper use of fire alarms in your building.
- As a business owner, am I responsible for installing an alarm system in a leased space?
- What happens if my alarm goes off in the middle of the night?
- What is a UL listed company and do I need to work with one?
- What codes or standards apply to my industry?
- Colleges, Universities, and other Education Facilities
- Government and other municipal buildings
- Hotels and other hospitality buildings
- High-rise, commercial buildings
- Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Resort and Casino
- Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
- General Contractors
- Business Owners
- Property Managers
We strive to deliver an unparalleled service experience for every customer, on every project. We want to be the singular provider for all your fire protection needs, and we want you to call us back for an encore.