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The application and installation of commercial and residential fire systems is governed by fire and electrical codes. Many states require the fire alarm company or electrical contractor to be licensed specifically for commercial fire installation and design.


Check the references of any company you intend to work with by contacting the Department of Consumer Affairs, Better Business Bureau and/or the State Licensing Authority. There are thousands of companies in Amcest's data base from which to choose; select the one that will best address your life safety needs. Access the Amcest Network Locator and receive a discount coupon for fire alarm monitoring by Amcest. Don't wait for fire to strike.


You, your family, and your home are vulnerable to fire - unless you employ the use of a rapid response fire system.


The purpose of a fire alarm system is to alert you to the presence of a fire, but without the monitoring of such devices you are not safeguarded. Smoke detectors are mandatory in virtually all locales, but monitoring is not. It is your responsibility to limit the devastation that a fire brings by using a company that reports alarms to a central station.


Monitoring of fire systems is governed by locally established codes and enforced by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). Local codes follow national guidelines established by Underwriter Laboratories (UL) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). These organizations set life safety standards for the fire system industry. Two of the requirements for commercial systems monitored over a telephone are multiple line access and daily test signals.


UL also regulates monitoring stations. Amcest is UL Listed for Fire and Protective Signaling Services (UL S2299) and complies with all local, state and national fire alarm monitoring requirements. An Amcest monitoring agent undergoes training on fire monitoring code and understands the critical nature of quick and accurate fire alarm reporting.

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