Fire Alarm Systems

+ Should I replace or upgrade my fire alarm system?

There are significant differences between "upgrading" and "replacing your fire alarm system. There are generally different requirements regarding a replacement vs an upgrade of an existing fire alarm system, including the degree to which the requirements for building construction must be met. When replacing your fire alarm system, local code requirements for existing building may allow a device-for-device replacement without making any changes to the functionality of the current system. A simple replacement of devices may be the right option, provided your existing fire alarm system meets local accessibility requirements. However, a system may need to be modified to meet current code requirements if there have been other changes in the building's construction, occupancy or even local ordinances.


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