Fire Alarm &Control
Ahern will provide the expertise you need to find the best alarm solution for your facility; whether you’re looking for fire alarm system installation, fire alarm monitoring services, or maintenance on an existing system, Ahern can do it all.
Fire Alarm SystemInstallation & Service
We offer Conventional and Intelligent control releasing systems with varying degrees of flexibility for customization.
Ahern offers total fire alarm monitoring services to owners of all fire protection systems, regardless of who performed the original installation. Our service includes a range of features that ensure quick response and comprehensive facility safety for a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, warehousing and more.
Commercial fire alarm systems safeguard more than your building, which is why it is critical that they receive the proper care to function as designed. When contracting Ahern to install or service your fire alarm systems for commercial buildings or residential facilities, you receive a team of experts who install code compliant systems within your schedule. Find an Ahern location near you!
In the past year, we conducted over 5,000 special hazards and fire alarm inspections.
Ahern is a quality company that does quality work. I personally wouldn't trust anyone else to do the work on my site.
Fire Alarm Monitoring
Ahern offers total fire alarm monitoring services to owners of all fire protection systems, regardless of who performed the original installation. Our service includes a range of features that ensure quick response and comprehensive facility safety including:
- 24/7 live monitoring
- Redundant, geo-diverse central stations across the U.S.
- Rigorous dispatcher training under supervision of an industrial psychologist
- UL-listed and FM-approved equipment and facilities.
Ahern's fire alarm monitoring system includes an online customer portal where you can access many system features, including:
- View account information
- Perform testing functions
- Contact Ahern's alarm experts
Fire Alarm Monitoring Types:
- Phone Lines (POTS)
Conventional Control & Releasing Systems
Conventional fire detection and control systems provide the basic functions needed for most fire protection scenarios. Early units were very rudimentary in their function, as they typically used relay logic. Today, through integrated circuitry, they contain single board processors to provide input and output logic. They are not as versatile as the Intelligent type of panel, but do have limited modification to their logic through predefined function modes. All input and output devices are contact style or yes/no style units, thus they are not classified as Intelligent. This allows for any brand of device matching the parameters of panel circuitry be used for replacement.
Intelligent Control & Releasing Systems
Intelligent fire detection and control systems get their name from the fact that they contain a processing system or on-board processor. This processor is uploaded with a defined set of actions to make the system perform output functions based on a defined input. To keep the systems operating within the requirements and parameters of NFPA codes and UL Listing, there are limits set to how, what, and when these functions happen. In general, they are less customizable than a typical process control system due to the life safety factors of their function. These units can function as stand-alone fire alarm systems, release suppression agents or systems, and provide fire detection and control to protect critical spaces and equipment. Input and output through analog Intelligent devices allow communication to the processor through a dedicated circuit using proprietary protocols between each device. This communication requires devices matching the processors protocols be used when replacing devices.
In addition to fire alarm system installation and services, Ahern has extensive experience in design, prefabrication, installation, and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems and fire suppression systems. We also provide fire equipment services including installation, inspection, maintenance and testing.
To discuss your fire protection needs, contact Ahern today!
of our fire sprinkler inspections are performed by licensed sprinkler fitters or NICET certified technicians.
Everyone involved at Ahern has been very flexible and cooperative. They make the effort to adjust to our schedules.