COMMERCIAL FIRE ALARM INSTALLATIONS

Your BAFE-approved fire alarm design and installation starts here.

We're fire detection and alarm system wizards, here to help you protect your people with a fire-safe premises that's legally compliant.

Looking for a brand new fire safety installation? Want a replacement or an upgrade? Whatever you’re after, you need trusted pair of hands to make it happen. Working to the British Standard 5839 and BAFE SP203, WFP is that safe pair of hands. 

From high-rise buildings and office blocks to schools, restaurants and retailer – you name it, we’ve done it. Ready to get started? Hit the big orange button to submit an enquiry.

YOU've found your life safety problem solvers

Along with our BAFE SP203 accreditation, we’ve been installing fire alarms for yonks and have been shortlisted for a number of national awards in fire safety, so you know you’ve put your faith in capable and experienced hands.

There are plenty of reasons why you might have found our website. Maybe…

You need your protection level reviewed following a renovation, extension or other building change

Your fire alarm system is obsolete (e.g the EMS 5000) or is causing you too much hassle, so you need help

You’ve been told you need to upgrade your system and want an honest opinion to see if that’s actually true

Or...you’ve had a Fire Risk Assessment or fire brigade inspection declaring you need more adequate fire detection

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WE INSTALL FIRE ALARMS FOR...

Schools

Health Centres

High-Rises

Warehouses

Retail Stores

And many more!

Big projects, small fit-outs – whatever size, shape or specification your premises has – we’ve got you. Every building has it’s own nooks and crannies, so we’ll guide you through the best solution for you.

The 5 stages of your fire alarm installation:

Check out the steps below to see what’s involved in your fire alarm installation and all the ways you’ll benefit by choosing us for this mission to get your premises equipped with a reliable and sustainable life safety system…

STEP 1: BRIEF & SURVEY

Once you enquire, we'll listen to your needs to get a proper brief of your requirements.

To put an accurate cost and design proposal together, we'll most likely need to attend your site to carry out a survey. (If you require a wireless alarm then we'll also carry out a radio survey to ensure it's adequate enough to transmit signals.)

We'll also need to know if you require to have your fire alarm monitored (i.e. if you want designated key holders orthe Fire Brigade to be notified in the event there is an alarm activation) or other elements, such as fire alarm paging (where an alarm triggers a pager to a specific individual instead of the whole building) or access control integration (to allow free-flow in the event of an evacuation).

If you have floor plans of your building and a Fire Risk Assessment, we can get to work even faster! (We can always carry out your Fire Risk Assessment for you.)

WITH A PAY MONTHLY PLAN!

With WFP, there’s no need sacrifice fire safety if you’re facing budget limitations. You can opt to lease your installation which spreads the cost so you get the solution you need now without the financial hassle. (See further down the page to see how this works.)

STEP 2: THE DESIGN

Your Fire Risk Assessment will stipulate which category of fire alarm you need (i.e. what level of fire detection is required.) This could be an:

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We’ll also help you decide whether a wired or wireless fire alarm system would be the best fit for your building. 

Think of it like your Internet modem – do you want the system to run being directly linked to the modem or operate over wireless signals? Both have their pros and cons, and you can even opt to have a hybrid system which uses elements of both. Pretty neat, eh?

‘WFP’ stands for ‘Wire-Free Protection’ as when we first started out it was specialising particularly in wireless alarms. Of course, whether you need this type of system or not will be totally dependent on the 3 Bs: your BuildingBespoke needs and Budget

Once we’ve collated the specification then we can get to work on the design before providing you with a cost proposal and scheme of works. 

STEP 3: Your Installation

Now we can get started on getting your fire alarm system in your building!

Once we've had your confirmation we'll order the parts and materials and get a date in the diary to commence the installation.

We will always work around you and take your premises' individual needs into account.

Your installation will be overseen by our Project Manager who will make sure the installation runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

The way WFP planned the works and implemented meant the project ran very smoothly. Information was communicated concisely and promptly, disruption to the building occupiers was minimal; in fact, people hardly noticed the works. These large building fire alarm replacements are never easy, but WFP made it look so. We would recommend.

- Steve Robins, Director at Combined Technical Solutions (CTS)

STEP 4: YOUR ALARM WILL BE SIGNED OFF

This stage is often referred to as 'Fire Alarm Commissioning' whereby we'll make sure that everything is in tip-top shape and installed as per the initial design and Fire Risk Assessment.

We'll also run through some training with you and/or the person who will be responsible for the management of the alarm (e.g. for weekly testing) for familiarity and confidence using the system.

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STEP 5: WARRANTY, MAINTENANCE & 24/7 SUPPORT

Once we've completed your fire detection and alarm system installation, your 1-year manufacturer's warranty will kick in.

However, if you use us for the periodical maintenance of your system (typically required every six months as a legal requirement, but can be required more frequently depending on your Fire Risk Assessment) then WFP will upgrade you to a pretty sweet 5-year warranty! (We'll no doubt discuss this in Steps 1 & 2.)

BONUS STEP 6: EVACUATION SYSTEMS

If you've had a temporary fire alarm installed in a residential block due to fire safety failings (e.g. poor cladding), once you've rectified those structural problems and your building has returned to its 'Stay Put' policy, you can either choose to remove your fire alarm, keep it in - or implement an evacuation system.

This is what the Fire Brigade will use to facilitate a controlled evacuation in the event of a fire. We'll go through this in Step 2 (if your building is a block of flats) to make sure the wiring infrastructure in the design of your fire alarm will allow for later use as an evacuation system.

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ASK US ABOUT ALARM MONITORING

Fire alarms are only useful if someone is around to hear them…so if you’re installing a fire detection system, it’s also worth asking yourself if you need to consider fire alarm monitoring.

This is an emergency response whereby you/designated key holders and the Fire Brigade (you can have key holders without the Fire Brigade) will be notified if the alarm goes off. This is super handy for overnight when no one is around and if your premises is left vacant for long periods, because if a fire happens then you’ll be able to act quickly to have it put out and save your valuables, because you’ll know about it!

HOW LEASING YOUR ALARM WORKS...

HAVE YOUR CAKE & EAT IT

Get the fire alarm you need without the upfront cost

budget smart

Know and plan your budget with the same monthly cost

ownership transferred

At the end of your lease, we will arrange with you to transfer ownership...so there's no worries there!

Add maintenance & stay protected

You can also opt to add in your six-monthly fire alarm maintenance so you'll pay monthly for that, too, and never miss a service (we can do this for you whether or not you opt to pay monthly)

ENJOY 'OPEN PROTOCOL' FREEDOM

Some alarm system installers operate on a ‘closed protocol’ basis, which means only they can touch the alarm for things like repairs, maintenance and system expansion. This can be a trap which people unknowingly fall into, thereby having no choice but to stick with them, even if they weren’t happy with the level of service and wanted to switch providers.

At WFP, customer happiness and quality of service is at the top of our priority list. So, we figured ‘why deceive and lock people in?’ If, after your installation, you want to move on to another maintenance service provider to service your alarm then you can. The vast majority do stick with us but you’re definitely not tied down!

CONCERNED ABOUT FALSE ALARMS?

Our fire alarm experts know how detrimental false alarms can be. They can impact revenue, customer satisfaction, as well as create unwanted stress and even a lack of faith in fire alarms.

Of course, it’s important to carry out your weekly testing and also periodical fire drills to make sure your fire alarm is working as it should, everyone knows what it sounds like and also what to do during evacuation proceedings. But, an unplanned false alarm, especially one which leads to a huge building needing to evacuate, is not what you need.

During our design, we’ll go through all the nitty gritties to make sure that false alarms are minimised. Whether that’s minimising the use of call points (or removing them altogether, for example in high-rise buildings), using call point covers, or turning to heat detectors instead of smoke detectors. We’ll cover this off with you, as well as making sure your periodical maintenance will be sorted too, as this is a key part of being able to spot faults which could lead to false alarms. 

WHY ELSE CHOOSE WFP FOR YOUR FIRE ALARM INSTALLATION?

We’ll do more than just keep you safe and legally compliant…

When you choose to work with us, you’ll soon find that we’re all about building solid relationships, not just fitting hardy alarm systems. 

We’re always looking for ways to make our customers’ lives easier, from consolidating maintenance services into one simple package, to leasing options for better budgeting and extended warranties.

Click on the video to hear more about why our customers choose us time and time again, or hit on the buttons below to check out our reviews and ratings.

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We’re third-party certified for your peace of mind!

That means we’re regulated and inspected so you can trust that you’re getting the support you need from accredited specialists who consistently pass quality checks.

Looking after fire alarms and fire safety equipment is second nature to us. We’ve been shortlisted for national awards such as the London Construction Awards for our fire alarm installation projects, and as a member of the FIA, you can also trust that our team is thoroughly trained and up-to-date on all industry standards.

AREAS WE COVER

Serving businesses and commercial buildings within Essex, London and the Home Counties, across East Anglia and the South East of England.

Based in Stock in Essex, we’re perfectly poised to help customers in a wide area, from Suffolk and Norfolk to Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and even Central London. 

If you’re a little further afield, try us anyway! You never know where we might go, so get in touch and find out if there’s a chance we could cover your location too.

REQUEST A CALL BACK

Contact us today to book your survey or to find out more about how we can help protect your business. Whether you’re looking for a repair, upgrade, installation or maintenance provider, we look forward to showing you what WFP can do. Simply fill out this contact form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

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