Specifying a good quality fire detection system for a building can save time and money in the long run, says Lee James.

In our current economic climate, we’re expected to deliver more but often with less resources. Life safety systems, such as BS 5839-1:2017 Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Buildings — Code of Practice for Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Systems in Non-domestic Premises, are designed to specific regulations and should never be compromised. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t reduce your costs.


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