Blog Post: Choosing a Fire Alarm Installer in Preston

At FTS Fire and Security Ltd we install fire alarms throughout the northwest including Preston, but if you have never worked with an installer before how do you know you’re working with right one?

Well there are few key factors to look at when looking for right company to work with.

Quoted Price:

Its sounds simple but getting a fair price can be difficult, the simplest way to get an accurate quote is to work with fire alarm installers in Preston who employ BFPSA certified surveyors. Suppliers who meet these standards will only provide a quote following site visit or review of detailed architectural drawings.

Alarm Maintenance and Servicing:

Regulations are there for a reason and to make sure you meet them you need to have your fire serviced and tested regularly to make sure that it can operate at 100% when you need it most. When choosing a fire alarm supplier you need to make their able to offer servicing solution for your alarm once installed.

Membership and Certification:

Their as relevant as they were 20 year ago and today membership and certification are as important as ever. For these reasons you should always check that your choosen fire alarm installer maintains industry standards by hold membership with recognised industry bodies such as the ECA, Approved Safe Contractor, ConstructionLine and the IPAF.

24 Hour Call Out:

Due to the their importance is protecting property and people, its key that any service agreement after install should include call out’s to Preston. Your fire alarm maintenance contract should provide a 24/7, 365 Day a year call out service, which is staffed by qualified engineers.

RedCare Monitoring:

If you premises are not always staffed it is important to have your fire alarm monitored using services like BT’s RedCare service. This ensures that a nominated 3rd Party and/or fire brigade are automatically notified in the event of fire when nobody is able to manually raise the alarm.


So there you have it a simple guide of what to look at if you seeking a fire alarm installer in Preston and the North West. At FTS we’re able to provide you with all of the above and more ensuring an service which is unrivalled, so if you like to find out about our fire alarm installation services contact us today.

FTS Fire & Security Ltd, Unit 19, Kendal Business Park, Appleby Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6ES. Tel : 01539 726733 Fax: 01539 738820