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by | Jan 4, 2024

Fire Alarms in Derbyshire, Sheffield and Nottingham

Fire alarms are critical to the safety of both residential and commercial buildings. They are the first line of defence in the event of a fire, providing early warning and allowing for timely evacuation and response. In this rapidly advancing technological age, the importance of an effective and reliable fire alarm system cannot be overstated.

Understanding the regulations and standards that apply to fire alarms is essential. In the UK, British Standard BS5839 provides comprehensive guidelines for fire detection and fire alarm systems. This standard is a key reference for anyone involved in the commissioning, installation and maintenance of fire alarm systems. It outlines the legal requirements and best practices to ensure that all systems are installed and maintained to the highest standards.

At AKSA Security we recognise the importance of complying with these standards. Our team is not only well-versed in the technical aspects of fire alarm systems but also understands the legal and safety implications. Our approach is rooted in ensuring that all installations and maintenance services comply with BS5839, giving our clients peace of mind that their fire alarm systems are up to standard and working optimally.

Our commitment goes beyond meeting the basic requirements. We strive to keep abreast of the latest developments in fire alarm technology and legislation. This continuous learning and adaptation enables us to provide our customers with the most up-to-date and effective fire alarm solutions.

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Our Expertise in Fire Alarms

At AKSA Security, our expertise in fire alarm systems is anchored in our deep understanding of both technology and safety standards. With a focus on professionalism and quality, our team is highly qualified and holds CHAS accreditation. This accreditation is not just a symbol of our competence, it’s a promise of quality and reliability to our customers.

Our experience covers a wide range of fire alarm systems, including conventional, addressable and the latest wireless technologies. This diversity of expertise enables us to meet a wide range of customer requirements, from small domestic installations to complex multi-zone commercial systems.

Central to our service is our adherence to BS5839 standards. Our team doesn’t just install fire alarms, we ensure that every aspect of the system, from design to installation and maintenance, meets these stringent standards. This meticulous approach ensures that our systems are not only effective but also compliant with the latest safety regulations.

We believe that continuous learning and adaptation are key to staying at the forefront of fire safety technology. Our team undergoes regular training and stays abreast of the latest developments in fire detection and alarm technology. This commitment to staying up to date ensures that we can always offer our clients the most advanced and appropriate solutions.

At AKSA Security we don’t just provide a service, we provide peace of mind. Our clients trust us to protect their property and lives with systems that are not only state-of-the-art but are installed and maintained with the utmost care and expertise. It’s this trust that drives us to maintain the highest standards in every project we undertake.

AKSA Security’s expertise in fire alarm systems is defined by our highly qualified team, adherence to safety standards and commitment to providing advanced and reliable solutions. We pride ourselves on being a trusted partner in fire safety, delivering services that meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.

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Tailored Fire Alarm Solutions: Meeting Every Need

Types of Fire Alarm Systems

At AKSA Security, our fire alarm services are comprehensive and cater for a wide range of needs. We specialise in three main types of fire alarm systems:


Conventional systems are particularly effective for smaller properties. They are designed to divide the building into a number of zones, each with its own detection circuit. This structure allows for efficient monitoring as, in the event of a fire, the control panel clearly indicates the specific zone where the alarm has been triggered. This feature simplifies the process of locating and tackling the fire, making it a practical choice for smaller buildings where a simpler layout facilitates rapid identification and response.


Addressable systems, on the other hand, are a step up in sophistication and are well-suited to larger, more complex buildings. In these systems, each fire detector is assigned a unique address. This individual identification allows the control system to pinpoint the exact location of the fire. Such detailed information is invaluable in large buildings, where immediate identification of the location of the fire can significantly increase the effectiveness of the response, reducing damage and improving safety.


Wireless systems are at the forefront of fire detection technology and are an ideal solution for buildings where the installation of wiring can be difficult or disruptive. These systems offer significant flexibility and are much easier to install than traditional wired systems. Despite being wireless, these systems do not compromise on safety. They incorporate advanced technologies that ensure reliable communication between detectors and the control panel. This makes them suitable for a wide range of environments, from historic buildings where aesthetics are paramount, to temporary structures where permanent installations are not feasible.

Expert Installation

Our installation process is tailored to the unique requirements of each customer. We carry out a thorough consultation to understand specific needs, followed by a detailed design phase to ensure that the proposed system perfectly matches the client’s requirements and the building’s characteristics.

Our end-to-end approach covers everything from system design through to installation and commissioning, ensuring that every installation is carried out with meticulous attention to detail and compliance with all safety standards.

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comprehensive maintenance and testing services

In addition to installation, we offer comprehensive maintenance and testing services to ensure that fire alarm systems remain effective, compliant and in optimum working order. Regular maintenance is crucial to the longevity and reliability of fire alarm systems and our team of experts ensure that every system we install or service operates at its best.

AKSA Security is committed to providing bespoke fire alarm solutions and our ability to meet diverse needs with a range of sophisticated and reliable systems.

Fire alarm installation process

AKSA Security’s fire alarm installation process is meticulously designed to ensure efficiency, compliance and minimal disruption. We begin with a comprehensive assessment of the premises to understand the specific requirements and challenges. This assessment informs our design process, where we tailor the fire alarm system to suit the unique layout and needs of each property.

Our installation team works diligently to integrate the system seamlessly into the building’s infrastructure. Where necessary, we coordinate with other contractors to ensure that our work complements any ongoing construction or refurbishment projects. Throughout the installation process, we focus on maintaining the highest standards of safety and quality.

Once the installation is complete, we carry out a thorough test and commissioning of the system. This step is essential to ensure that every component of the fire alarm system works as intended and meets all regulatory requirements.

Our commitment to customer satisfaction extends beyond installation. We provide comprehensive training for the client’s staff to ensure they are fully equipped to operate and respond to the fire alarm system effectively.

AKSA Security is committed to providing a seamless, professional installation experience. Our focus is on quality, safety and customer satisfaction in every project.

Fire alarm maintenance and testing

Maintenance and testing of fire alarm systems are essential components of their long-term effectiveness. AKSA Security’s comprehensive range of services ensures that these systems remain in top condition and meet all compliance and functional requirements. Regular maintenance is the key to proactively identifying and rectifying potential problems, ensuring system reliability at critical moments. Our skilled engineers carry out thorough inspections and tests, adhering strictly to established safety standards. This proactive approach, coupled with our 12-month installation guarantee, underlines our deep commitment to delivering quality and reliable fire protection solutions, giving our customers confidence and peace of mind in our services.

Why choose aksa security for your fire alarm installation

AKSA Security’s approach is deeply customer-focused. We understand that each client has unique requirements and budget constraints. Our aim is to provide the optimum fire protection solution within these parameters. We focus on minimising costs without compromising on security or quality. Our team works closely with clients to understand their specific needs and tailor our services accordingly. This approach ensures a personalised experience where clients feel their needs are understood and met.

How to order our services?

To find out more about our fire alarm services or to arrange a free survey, please contact AKSA Security. Our team is ready to provide expert advice and tailored solutions for your fire safety needs. Contact us for a consultation and let us help you keep your property safe and compliant. Contact us today and take the first step towards a safer future.

Your security is our priority. Contact AKSA Security for reliable fire alarm solutions.

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 Author: Adrian Sienkiewicz, Fire And Security Project Manager at AKSA Security

Adrian started his career as an IT Support Engineer but after a while, he moved into the security industry using his experience with IT systems. He started his first security job as a Fire and Security Engineer at ALX Security and then continued as a Fire and Security Project Manager at Bull Security.

During his career, he has worked for SECURIFIX, LASER BEAM and ZICAM GROUP as a Security Engineer, Technical Support and Operations Manager. Adrian has worked on security projects for companies such as DHL, Selco Building Warehouse and Eddie Stobart, installing anti-burglary systems, industrial surveillance and access control systems. He is working on a partnership basis with companies such as Avigilon, Motorola, Honeywell, Texecom, Hikvision, Hanwha, Dahua, Commtel, Paxton and BFT.

Adrian is a certified National Security Industry auditor.