Fire Alarm Systems

Knox Integrated Systems specializes in the installation, design and maintenance of early warning fire detection systems that meet or exceed city and county building codes. We understand building owners and managers legal obligations as well as their moral responsibility to comply with local ordinances that pertain to employee and occupant safety. Knox Integrated Systems has the ability to design, install and monitor fire and smoke detection systems for industrial, commercial, medical and institutional projects. Our company is locally owned/operated and recognized for its expertise.

Smoke Detectors

Smoke alarms are crucial elements in the early detection of fires. Smoke and toxic fumes spread through a house faster than flames. They are especially hazardous and can cause respiratory burns, lightheadedness, nausea, confusion, and sleepiness. Smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death for home fire victims. About half of home fire deaths occur between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., while residents are asleep. Without a smoke alarm to wake residents and alert them to the danger, they are likely to succumb to carbon monoxide poisoning or smoke inhalation. Because families may have as little as two minutes to get out of their house once a fire starts, smoke alarms provide the warning that residents need to safely escape.

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Having a Carbon Monoxide Detector in your home may not just make good sense. Since, unlike smoke, which you might detect if you were awake, carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, it is unlikely you would be awakened by a leak in your home. Carbon monoxide can leak from any source that uses fossil fuels to create heat. These can include installed furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and fireplaces. Some portable heaters use fossil fuels and may require appropriate ventilation and the installation of a carbon monoxide detector.

Pull Station

A fire alarm pull station is an active fire protection device, usually a commercial device that is wall-mounted, that, when activated, initiates an alarm on a fire alarm system. In its simplest form, the user activates the alarm by pulling the handle down, which completes a circuit and locks the handle in the activated position, sending an alarm to the fire alarm control panel. After operation, some fire alarm pull stations must be restored to the ready position using a special tool or key in order to deactivate the alarm sequence and return the system to normal.