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Where to Place Your Hardwired Smoke Detectors in Your Commercial Building

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Chesapeake Sprinkler Company will help you find the perfect placements for your hardwired smoke detectors.

Chesapeake Sprinkler Company will help you find the perfect placements for your hardwired smoke detectors. We install smoke detectors after examining the commercial building, and then with your direction and our expert advice, we place the smoke detecting devices. We can customize and design your life safety systems to fit your commercial and residential buildings. 

Why You Need Hardwired Smoke Detectors

Commercial buildings are required to hardwire their smoke detectors to prevent tampering and the moving of the smoke detectors in the case of natural disasters. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the time available for commercial building occupants to escape a fire has reduced from 17 minutes to 2 and a half. Early detection of fires is the best way you can protect your building occupants. 

Placing Your Hardwired Smoke Detectors

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends hardwired smoke detectors be placed at every level of commercial buildings. The NFPA also requires hardwired smoke detectors to be installed in every stairwell and within 10 feet of any cooking appliance in your building. The Authority-Having Jurisdiction will have its own rules and regulations regarding where to place your hardwired smoke detectors. With Chesapeake Sprinkler Company, we are fully aware of local laws and state mandates regarding fire safety and will professionally install your life safety equipment to those restrictions. The NFPA recommends interconnecting your smoke alarms across your commercial building. If one alarm goes off, then the entire system alerts the building to a potential fire. With limited time to get out during a fire, early detection and notification are essential to protecting the lives of your occupants. 


Remodeling and expansion of any property should include a fire safety inspection. Construction can disrupt power and water lines. A fire safety inspection from Chesapeake Sprinkler Company offers you the knowledge of how well your smoke detectors are doing. Construction can harm the smoke detectors because they are not removable, causing them to be unusable. On your fire safety inspection, we will be able to tell how the status of your hardwired smoke detectors. 

Contact Chesapeake Sprinkler Company Today!

Chesapeake Sprinkler Company is a leading fire sprinkler contractor in the region, which is now a 100% employee-owned (ESOP) company. As a full-service fire protection company, we offer design, fabrication, installation, testing, maintenance, and inspection of fire protection systems. Everything you need from your fire suppression specialist.

For more information, please email or call our Odenton location at 410-674-7041, our Ashburn location at 703-729-5150, or for service / maintenance Chesapeake Protection Services at 410-674-7577. For emergencies, call 800-298-3473 (FIRE). Feel free to keep in touch through Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!

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