Fire Alarm Design & Installation Wakefield

Fire Alarm Installation Wakefield

Our experienced and professional team here at Optical Fire and Security Limited have designed and installed bespoke fire alarm systems in Wakefield for countless businesses of all different shapes and sizes.

When it comes to fire safety, your business can’t afford to get it wrong, or the consequences could be devastating.

The law requires all commercial buildings to have a fully operational fire alarm system to protect their business property, assets, employees and the public.

When you choose Optical Fire and Security Limited to design and install your fire alarm system in Wakefield, you couldn’t be in safer hands.

Just some of the fire alarm equipment that we regularly install includes:

  • Mains smoke alarms
  • Heat detectors
  • Conventional fire alarm systems
  • Wireless fire alarm systems
  • Call points
  • Intelligent fire alarm systems

We will apply our many years of experience in the industry to design and install a fire alarm system that is appropriate for your building, in line with your requirements, and compliant with the law.

Mains smoke alarm installation

Mains smoke alarms emit a loud warning alarm when they detect the presence of smoke and are one of the most basic and valuable pieces of fire safety equipment.

Our team here at Optical Fire and Safety will ensure that your business has smoke alarms installed in all the right locations and that they are properly maintained.  A properly installed smoke alarm can give you those precious few extra minutes to escape from the building and raise the alarm to minimise damage.

There are many different types of main smoke alarm to choose from, our team of experts will assess your building and advise you on the most suitable and safe option.

Heat Detector

Like smoke detectors, heat detectors are also an integral part of any fire alarm system.

Heat detectors do not detect smoke, instead, they raise the alarm when the temperature around them reaches a certain level.

Most buildings will use a combination of both heat and smoke detectors in their fire alarm system.

Wireless Fire Alarms

Wireless fire alarms work in the same way as wired systems, but without all the cabling.

Some of the key benefits of a wireless system are that they are easy to modify and quick and simple to install, causing less disruption and damage to your decorating.

Our team of experts can assess your building and advise you on whether it is more suited to a wired or wireless system.

Why choose Optical Fire for your alarm system?

Here at Optical Fire and Security Limited, we are proud to be one of the leading providers of fire alarm installation in Wakefield.

We will always:

  • Provide a free site survey, consultation and estimate.
  • Carry out work at times convenient for your business to minimise disruptions.
  • Provide the same high quality service, no matter the size of the job.
  • Offer exceptional value for money.
  • Use contractors and engineers holding the relevant qualifications, training and experience to carry out the work to a very high standard.
  • Install fire safety systems that are certified to the British and European standards.

It is not just fire alarms that we install throughout Wakefield, our team can help with all your business’ electrical needs, including 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 Wakefield, 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 have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your queries.

How much does it cost to install a fire alarm system?

There’s no single answer to this question because of the number of variables involved. 

The cost will fluctuate depending on the size of the building in question, its purpose and risk-level, and the grade of fire alarm system.

Also taken into consideration are the individual components needed to facilitate an effective evacuation strategy based on the property’s layout. 

Whether the system needs to be wired or is a wireless battery setup, is also a factor along with the construction time. 

To scope out these variables, and figure out which system you’ll need, your place of work will need to undergo a Fire Risk Assessment carried out by someone with the appropriate training to make judgements about fire prevention strategies.

As a result, the overall cost depends on the nature of your business space, ranging from a four-figure sum through to six.

Some places that offer installation may not have prices listed.

In those cases, you’ll need to ask the alarm system provider directly what you can expect to pay.

Can an electrician install a fire alarm system?

In the UK, regulations dictate who can install a fire alarm system, stating work must be completed by a competent person that has the relevant training, experience and capability. 

This means a single electrician, or a team of them, can fit a fire alarm providing they have the appropriate level of skill.

The best way to guarantee the quality of a commissioned fire alarm installer is to check they possess third-party certification confirming they have the relevant knowledge and expertise.

That includes an understanding of different fire alarm system types and how they work.

They’ll also need to be familiar with the manufacturers, models and grades so they can identify which best suits your individual business needs.

On the theory side, they should also be familiar with the main corresponding legislation – British Standard BS 5839 – and any other related regulations if the work is undertaken in devolved parts of the UK such as Scotland or Wales. 


If wiring is required, more likely with newer installations, they also need to comply with British Standard BS 7671.

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.

Do fire alarms need to be hard-wired?

In every new property built since 1992, building regulations insist at least one smoke detector is wired into the mains. 

Hard-wired alarms used to be more expensive to maintain because the average homeowner didn’t possess the knowhow to replace them when required.

That means a regular call out for electricians, but now products are more straightforward to look after.