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Category: Fire Alarm

Why It’s So Important To Have Your Fire Systems Maintained


Your commercial fire systems are there to keep you and your employees safe in the event of a fire. Maintaining them regularly is important – and not just for the obvious reasons.

Today, we’re going to tackle the concept of fire alarm system maintenance and discuss why maintaining it frequently is so important. Let’s begin.

It Helps To Save Lives

File this under the ‘no kidding’ tab, but it’s always worth mentioning and mentioning again. Your employees are entitled to come to work and feel safe knowing their leadership did everything they could to ensure their well-being. For many, their work is our lives. Don’t let them down.

Saving Money

This might seem a little weird because you’re probably thinking ‘don’t I have to pay for monthly maintenance?’ The answer is yes you do, but most insurance companies – provided you can prove that you get your fire suppression equipment inspected regularly – will offer some pretty hefty discounts that can save you a hefty chunk of change. Keep your business safer and take advantage of savings doing it. Win, win!


Insurance companies won’t pay your claim unless you can show proof that you have your system inspected. So if you can save money upfront and if the worst happens, you can rebuild, it behooves you to have your system maintained.

Federal, State, and Local Compliance

If you think the cost of monthly maintenance is annoying, wait until your local inspector comes and starts ringing you up for all of your code violations. And violations aren’t just a fine for not having something up to snuff. It also includes repair fees; installation fees and the like just to get certain components up to code. Monthly maintenance gets out in front of these issues so you don’t have to worry about code violations.

Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or alarms installed and maintained on your commercial property – we can help. Stay safe, be diligent, and contact us for any questions or help you may need!

Protegis Fire & Safety


Bring All Your Fire & Life Safety
Under One Umbrella

Save money and gain peace of mind knowing one company is maintaining your Fire & Life Safety needs. Learn more about the Protegis advantage.


We Offer

Dedicated Account Managers

Subject Matter Experts

Project Coordinators

Consistent Deliverables

AHJ Compliance

Standardized Pricing


We Service


Sprinkler Systems

Dry, Wet, Pre-Action, Foam, Antifreeze & Marine



Suppression Systems

Kitchen and Special Hazard Suppression



Fire Alarm Systems

Front-End to Peripherals



Fire Alarm Monitoring

Multiple Monitoring Platforms



Fire Extinguisher 

Class A to K and Hydro Services



Security Systems

Camera, Access & Notification




Do You Have National Locations?

We can manage your services on a national basis. By managing all your locations, we can handle the unique needs of different locations but under a national umbrella.



Want more information on all our services? Please call 800.875.7200.



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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At Protegis, we have New and Reconditioned parts to take care of your service needs.

Large Inventory

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
Reconditioned Parts

Systems We Service

and much more!!!

Our combined service and parts capabilities make us an unbeatable partner you can trust.


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.