Fire Safety in Student Accomodations

Protection of People, assets and reputation

The high number of fire brigade call-outs to student accommodation shows that this is an area that demands close attention. The great majority of these fire alarm incidents are also found to be false alarms. This is not only a significant cost factor, as frequent false alarms lead inevitably to a feeling of complacency among the residents and a reluctance to evacuate the building every time a fire alarm is activated.

The challenge is to eliminate false alarms, while still ensuring early detection of any real fires in their incipient stage so that they can be dealt with quickly and easily.