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Is It Time For A New Fire Alarm System?

Testing your fire alarm system might seem like a hassle at first, but the cost of not doing so could be much higher. The last thing you want is for something to happen and your system isn’t working as it should. 

But what happens if you test your fire alarm system and something isn’t working? Is your system malfunctioning? Or is it simply time for an upgrade? That’s the question we’re here to help you answer today. Here are a few of the signs that your fire alarm system may be in need of an upgrade. Let’s jump right in. 

Your System Is Too Old

You shouldn’t experience any issues with your fire alarm system for the first decade or so of its existence. However, once you get to the 10-15 month space, your system will need more consistent system maintenance in order to function properly. When you’re finding that you’re beginning to have more than one inspection a year, then it’s probably time to stop spending money on maintaining it, and time to spend that money buying a new system instead. 

Your System Is Too Sensitive Or Insensitive

When your system is starting to consistently fail its sensitivity test requirements, then it’s time for an upgrade. Alarms that are too insensitive can’t be relied on to warn employees of danger quickly enough. Alarms that are too sensitive can be annoying and become harmful to productivity. In addition, sensitive alarms can create a false sense of security among your building’s occupants, making them take the threat of real danger less seriously. 

Both of these can be very harmful and should be addressed immediately. 

Renovations And Expansions

If you’ve renovated or are planning to expand your operation, you may have to upgrade your fire alarm system anyway. For one, your old system may not work in the new configuration or it may not meet requirements to be up to code. What’s most important is that you have a fire alarm system that meets the needs of your new space and protects it as much as possible. And finally depending on what you’re adding to your commercial space – you may have to reconfigure your fire protection system entirely, so keep that in mind. 

Professional fire service companies can help you to evaluate your current system and determine whether or not it needs to be upgraded. Whether your system is older or you just need to take a step forward technologically, it’s important to make sure that what you have is protecting you the way it’s supposed to. 

To learn more about system upgrades and whether or not they make sense for your business, give us a call today.


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Thousands of parts in stock from multiple manufacturers for current and legacy systems

Fully Tested

Reconditioned Parts Put Through Stringent Repair Process &
Thoroughly Tested


One Year Warranty on
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Our combined service and parts capabilities make us an unbeatable partner you can trust.


All About Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems

Fire sprinkler systems are some of the most common and important fire protection tools in a commercial setting. That being said, in the event they do need to be used – while they’ll protect you from fire, they can cause a lot of collateral damage. Sprinklers can damage carpets, paperwork, electronics, and a whole host of other things in your office.

The good news is there is an alternative form of fire suppression system for that kind of space, and they’re called ‘clean agent fire suppression systems.’ Today, we’re going to discuss a few reasons that these agents are a great choice for your commercial office space. Let’s jump right in!

Zero Water Damage and Residue

Whether you’re trying to protect a server room or museum exhibits full of priceless art and artifacts, traditional fire suppression methods like foams and water – can damage those materials. Clean agent systems use chemicals in a gaseous form that essentially displaces the oxygen around a fire – suffocating it and preventing it from combusting. It quickly and cleanly suppresses and eliminates the fire, protecting many of these important possessions around it.

They’re Non-Toxic

Many of the chemical-based fire suppression systems use a form of carbon dioxide to tamp out fires. While that’s great for quickly controlling and eliminating a fire, CO2 can be particularly harmful to humans. These systems can’t be used in buildings or places where you have humans on the job. Clean agent systems, conversely, use concentrations that are safe for people and won’t be harmful. That way, you can rest assured that not only are your building and possessions protected from a fire, but your employees are protected as well.

It’s Not Bad For The Environment

Chemicals have many practical and even necessary applications, but there is a downside – and that’s usually that they’re bad for the environment. The great thing about clean agent fire suppression systems is that, well, they’re clean. Hydrofluorocarbons don’t deplete the ozone and are not only safe for the environment but for people as well. These systems also use things like nitrogen and argon, which return to the environment in their natural state once a suppression system is discharged. While safety is always the concern over whether you’re a good global citizen, it is nice to know you don’t have to worry about any adverse effects.

Clean agent fire suppression systems protect your building without harming your employees or your possessions – and do so without putting the environment at risk. If you’re interested in learning more about installing a clean agent suppression system in your office building, give us a call.

Protegis. A Fire & Life Safety Partner You Can Trust

At Protegis, we follow strict guidelines when performing our services. Protegis technicians will carefully examine your system and only provide the services you need. We want to keep you safe and form a true and honest partnership. 

The Protegis Difference


Reliable and honest services that cover all areas of fire and life safety – to save time, money, frustration, and potentially, property and lives.


Services delivered by our trained team of ready, responsive, and resourceful professionals dedicated to protecting people and property.

Customer Focused

From the front to the back office, we will do what it takes to get the job done right and to your satisfaction.

Featured offerings

Fire Alarm Monitoring

With Protegis Monitoring Services, you get reliable coverage with the latest technology at a price that is right for you.

Fire & Life Safety Training

Protegis offers Lunch and Learns, Extinguisher Training: on-site or in-house, and more. 

To learn more about our services, call us today.


Life Safety Solutions You Can Trust

We Have the Services to Keep You Safe! 

At Protegis, we provide a full range of Life Safety solutions. 
Take a closer look at some of the services we offer.

Fire Extinguishers

– Annual Maintenance
– Training Classes
– Recharge
– 6-Year Service
– Hydrostatic Testing

Exit & Emergency Lights

– Annual 90-Minute
  Functional Testing
– Monthly Push-Button

Kitchen Hood Cleaning

– Complete Cleaning of the
  Entire Exhaust System
– Before & After Pics
– Automated Cleaning

Sanitizing Services

  • EPA Approved Sanitation
  • We can sanitize your facility or…
  • We can train you to sanitize your own facility.



Our purpose is to protect you and your property from fire risk and damage. We take this responsibility very seriously.

In these challenging times, we will continue to honor the pledge we have made to you. When you need help with your fire and life safety systems, we are only one call away.