Fire Alarm & Life Safety Systems
Loss from a fire is both physically and emotionally devastating. While a fire can start practically anywhere and at any time, it is the role of a properly-designed and installed Fire Alarm System to detect a fire as soon as possible, and then notify both building occupants and emergency response personnel. Since a fire can double in size every 60 seconds, early detection can mean the difference between minor damage and total destruction.
Here at Bergen Protective Systems, we take the ever-present threat of fire very seriously. As a Honeywell Gamewell-FCI Authorized Distributor, we can provide Fire Alarm and Life Safety Systems that meet minimum code and insurance company requirements, or exceed those requirements with the latest detection technologies. From the smallest Fire Sprinkler Monitoring System, to the largest networked Fire Alarm System with integrated emergency voice communications, we have a solution to fit any facility.
We have factory-trained, licensed and NICET-certified personnel on staff, who stay current on the latest developments in fire detection technologies. We can install a Fire Alarm and Life Safety System that utilizes advanced sensing technologies that not only detect smoke, but also heat and carbon monoxide at the same time. These advanced “multi-criteria” sensors reduce false alarms, while increasing the likelihood of detecting fires sooner by automatically adjusting their sensitivity based on the various products of combustion that are simultaneously detected.
Of course, notifying building occupants once a fire is detected is a vital part of a properly designed and installed system, but it is also crucially important that emergency response personnel are also notified. Using the latest in digital cellular communication technologies, your Fire and Life Safety System can transmit signals to our UL Listed Central Monitoring Station without the need for outdated and expensive analog telephone lines.
Carbon Monoxide Detection
Whether in your home, restaurant or office building, a carbon monoxide leak is a real and dangerous threat. Detection and the notification of building occupants are vital to life safety.
At Bergen Protective Systems, we can add carbon monoxide detection to your existing fire and life safety system, or provide a new system dedicated to this deadly and odorless threat. We provide UL Listed system-connected carbon monoxide detectors from the leading manufacturers, which can sound an alarm when carbon monoxide concentration reaches dangerous levels, while simultaneously sending a signal to a central monitoring station to ensure that emergency response personnel are notified.
Here at Bergen Protective Systems, we believe that with the proper protection today, we can all have a safer tomorrow.
Carbon Monoxide Laws for New Jersey
In 2015, the State of New Jersey enacted the Korman and Parks Law. This law requires that carbon monoxide detection be installed in all types of occupancies throughout NJ that contain fuel burning appliances. The law went into effect on December 5, 2017 and requires carbon monoxide detection in both new and existing buildings.
Carbon Monoxide Information
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas with a density roughly equal to that of air. It is the product of incomplete combustion that can be generated from various sources, including, but not necessarily limited to: stoves, ovens, furnaces, space heaters, water heaters, boilers, chimneys, fire places, and generators.
Since carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas, without proper detection, it can go unnoticed. Common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include: a dull headache, weakness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath, confusion, blurred vision and loss of consciousness. Poisoning can be particularly dangerous for people who are sleeping and/or intoxicated.