Fire Alarms

Here at Angus Alarms & Security, we provide a complete system design, installation and maintenance service. From the initial survey through to the handover you will be confident the product you receive will be exactly what suits your needs.

No matter what size of a system you require, whether a simple conventional fire alarm or a large multi loop addressable system, it will be a reliable solution that protects your business and staff.

In addition, with the installation of automatic smoke detection, the spread of fire and smoke damage can be reduced by providing early notification to the fire and rescue service.

We also specialise in using systems with no proprietary software management so you don't own a system which you have no control over.

Do I need a Fire Alarm?

If your business has 5 or more employees then you have a legal requirement to have a written fire risk assessment. The risk assessment must be completed by a 'competent person'.

This is what determines if and what Fire Alarm you will need. The Fire Risk assessment will outline your risks and base the remedial actions on BS5839:2013 which is the UK's code of practice relating to Fire Alarms.

BS5839:2013 part 1 (for commercial applications) provides three different system design categories. Click here to see a full explanation of the different categories and what implication this has on your premises.


Whilst security is key to protecting your home or business, nothing is more important than having the correct fire alarm and detection system in place. Subject to your risk assessment, most commercial premises need to have a system fitted to comply with the Fire Scotland Act 2005.

Fire at Home?

Obviously your business is important but your home shouldn't be forgotten. An early warning could save your life. With over 1300 people seriously injured and over 30 people killed by fire in Scotland between 2013 and 2014, its worth being aware of how quickly fire spreads, have an early warning detection system and an evacuation strategy.

If you aren't sure of where to get more information on what is required in order to comply with the legal requirements, please feel free to click the buttons below which will direct you to the governing institutes within the UK. Alternatively contact Angus Alarm and Security for more information.