Fire Alarm &Control
Ahern offers a full range of fire detection and alarm system services. Whether you’re looking to install a new system or need service and maintenance on an existing system, Ahern will provide the expertise you need to find the best alarm solution for your facility.
We offer Conventional and Intelligent control releasing systems with varying degrees of flexibility for customization.
Ahern offers total fire alarm monitoring 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.
In the past year, we conducted over 3,300 special hazards and fire alarm inspections.
- Madison, WI
- Project completed three months ahead of schedule
- The field crew held an average of 12 years of experience
- Pleasant Prairie, WI
- Project completed one month ahead of schedule
- Zero lost-time injuries
- Project teams averaged 10 years of industry experience
- Middleton, WI
- Project was completed one month ahead of schedule
- Ahern’s field crew averaged 10 years of industry experience
Ahern offers total fire alarm monitoring 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
- Phone Lines (POTS)
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 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.
Since 2019, more than 17,000 clients have a primary technician assigned to their facility.