Fire Alarm Design & Installation Dewsbury

Fire Alarm Installation Dewsbury

Our skilled and knowledgeable team here at Optical Fire and Security Limited have been providing fire alarm installation in Dewsbury for many years.

We have worked with businesses of all shapes and sizes, from small retailers to large national enterprises, no job is too big or too small for our team.

We will provide you with peace of mind that your commercial premises are protected by reliable fire alarm systems that are compliant with the law.

Fire Alarm Installation Company

When you choose Optical Fire and Security to install your fire alarm system in Dewsbury you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

Our comprehensive service begins with a free site survey, consultation and quote. We will then design, supply, install and maintain your completely bespoke fire alarm system.

Our team are all highly trained and qualified individuals with expert knowledge of all the latest fire alarm equipment and legal requirements surrounding the installation of your system.

Just some of the different types of fire alarm that we regularly install include:

  • Conventional fire alarm systems.
  • Wireless fire alarm systems.
  • Intelligent fire alarm systems.
  • Smoke detectors.
  • Heat detectors.
  • Call points.

Fire Safety

When it comes to fire safety, your business can’t afford to take chances.

A fully operational fire alarm system is not only a legal requirement, but it could also save both your life and your livelihood.

Our reliable, bespoke fire alarm systems will raise the alarm quickly in the event of fire to minimise damage to your business’ property and assets and protect employees and the public.

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are often the very first part of your fire alarm system to detect a fire and raise the alarm. They are a key part of any system and must be placed strategically throughout your business premises.

In the event of a fire, mains smoke alarms can provide anyone in the building with a few valuable extra minutes to get outside, as well as helping you to raise the alarm quickly to warn anyone inside the building.

There is no one size fits all when it comes to smoke detectors and our team of experts will assess your building and help you to choose the safest and most reliable option for your requirements.

Why choose Optical Fire for your fire alarm system?

Here at Optical Fire and Security, we believe that communication is key to forging long-lasting relationships with our customers.

Just some of the reasons that our customers keep returning to us are:

  • Exceptional value for money.
  • Highly experienced and qualified engineers.
  • Modern, high quality fire alarm systems certified to the British and European standards.
  • No job is too big or too small.
  • We operate 24/7 and will carry out work at times convenient for your business.
  • Free site survey, consultation and estimate.

It is not just fire alarm systems that we install throughout Dewsbury, our team can also install CCTV, access control systems, intruder alarms, data and telecoms networks, fibre optic cabling and lighting.

For more information or to book your free site survey and estimate in Dewsbury, get in touch by emailing us at


Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that we receive from our customers. If you need any further help or advice, please do not hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

How does a fire alarm work?

Fire alarm systems are managed by a control unit located somewhere on the premises which monitor components and relays information between them. 

Backup power supplies are also present in a sophisticated system, usually if a building is large enough that a lack of operational electronics would pose a threat in the event of an emergency. 

The system itself is activated by initiating devices such as manual pull stations or heat and smoke detectors that automatically trigger an alarm when tripped. 

Heat detectors are activated upon detecting room temperatures that exceed a maximum limit where fire becomes a likely cause of the heat increase. 

These are more commonly used in kitchens and other places of food preparation.

Smoke detectors come in a variety of categories, the most popular of which are ionisation and photoelectric (also referred to as optical). 

Ionisation smoke detectors function by using a radioactive material connected to two electrically-charged plates. 

Photoelectric variants instead aim a light source into a sensing chamber at an angle away from the sensor.

When smoke enters, reflecting light onto the sensor, the alarm is triggered.

The former is more responsive to flaming fires, whereas the latter is more effective at detecting ones that being with a period of smouldering.

For an alarm to pass basic safety standards, it must be able to detect both, and it is common to have a combination of each under the same roof. 

What is the prescribed placement of smoke alarms within a property?

Smoke detectors are usually located on the ceiling, making them harder to tamper with.

They are often screwed into place, while sticky pads are an alternative option.

An alarm should be fitted as close to the centre of the room as possible so that it covers the whole area.

However, it must be at least 12 inches (approximately 30 centimetres) away from any wall or light fitting to avoid interference with a sensor and reduce the risk of dampening noise a detector makes.

If your office is on one level, then detectors can be placed in the hallway providing they are within earshot.

Should your budget be restricted to a single alarm in a property with two levels, then it should be installed close to where employees work.

Rooms with electrical appliances present an increased risk, and it should be a priority to have a detector in those spaces.

How much does it cost to install a hard-wired smoke detector?

As with the systems themselves, smoke detector pricing depends on several variables, including whether they are hard-wired.

The cost also depends on the system they form part of, the manufacturer, type and quality of the detectors themselves.

You also must factor in labour costs associated with the installation itself.

Any installed alarms must not only be compliant with the BS 5839 and any other applicable British Standards but also the Institution of Electrical Engineers Regulations for the Electrical Equipment of Buildings Regulations (IEE).

It insists on skilled installers, which pushes up the price.

Get in touch with a smoke detector provider to obtain a more detailed breakdown of costs.