What is an EMS 5000 System?
The EMS 5000 System Fire Point is a commercial radio fire alarm that has been on the market for 15 years. It has had to be withdrawn because it no longer complies with European CPR (Construction Products Regulation). These changes came into force in 2013.
This has, therefore, lead to the EMS 5000 Fire Point becoming OBSOLETE!
EMS 5000 System is no longer available
DON’T PANIC – You are still safe… for now
This means that the EMS 5000 system cannot be ordered from a supplier. This leaves the sites that have an EMS 5000 system Fire Point installed with the dilemma…
…What to do now?
I have an EMS 5000! – What should I do now?
If you currently have an EMS 5000 Fire Point in use on your premises, don’t fret, your system is still legal. The standards are not retrospective unless you are making changes to your site and therefore system.
This means you cannot extend the current system and when the device goes faulty, it is not possible to replace parts.
It is highly recommended that you replace this system as soon as possible to avoid having to replace it at an unplanned time.
Planning is Everything!
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
As the quote above states, it is absolutely essential to make sure you plan thoroughly when making the next decision on your EMS 5000 System. Whether you are thinking of just replacing for a similar system, keeping the old until it completely dies (this is not recommended) or upgrading to a better system. It is essential to make sure a comprehensive survey is carried out at your premises by more than one organisation.
Worth Your Time?
Here’s what Farrida had to say about our customer service.
“I really appreciated the call back from Mr Field. He was very helpful and clear about the services provided even though I was unable to take out a new contract. He advised me on the different types of systems and options that I had. And he reassured me that I wasn’t in as bad a predicament as I initially thought. Very professional. Thank you.” – Farrida
Making changes to your EMS 5000?
It is important to change your EMS 5000 System as soon as possible.
This means you’ll avoid having to replace the whole system completely at an unexpected time.
If you are making changes to your premises, there are a few options for you to think about regarding your EMS system:
What are your options?
Repair the system until it can no longer be repaired, by leaving your EMS 5000 system in place as is. This is not recommended and even though this may look like the cheaper option now, in the long-run costs will pile up for repairing the same system until the day comes when it is no longer repairable.
Keep your EMS 5000 system in place and extend it by adding a Fire Cell add-on to the system using the EMS interface. This can be cost-effective if you do not want to replace the whole system right now. It will prolong the life of the system but will still need to be replaced at some point.
Completely replace your EMS 5000 System with a brand new system. The sooner you replace your EMS 5000 for a new one, the safer and more relaxed you will feel and be. Not only that, but you will also have peace of mind knowing that your premises are all in a good state. Replacing your EMS 5000 system may initially seem like the more expensive option. However, you will save a lot more time and money in the long-run from fewer call-outs, parts and labour costs.
Let’s have a chat about it all…
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