The Necessity of Fire Safety

More and more people are becoming aware of the need for fire safety in their home, business and factory. Heat & smoke detectors are a good starting point to protect your family and possessions from the devastating effects of a fire.

​All Metro fire detection systems are carefully tailored to suit your needs. As well as complying with appropriate standards, they combine the latest technologies and can be integrated as required with other building, security and IT systems, enabling customers to enhance their security systems on a step-by-step basis.

UK laws require many industries to possess a fire alarm. These include schools, shops, factories and offices no matter how big or small, Many insurance companies will now insist on a fire detection system and fire alarm service to keep your insurances valid.

Commercial & Industrial Fire Solutions


Bespoke fire systems for all environments

With so many different types of industrial areas the range of fire types is extensive. Chemical fires, faulty wiring, vandalism or even paper fires a constant risk is present. Integration other equipment like thermal imaging and CCTV can help as a prevention method giving you a clear sign that a possible fire is about to start. Our advisers work with every customer to assess the risks. They also liaise with insurers and fire officers to develop a solution that combines the best value with the best protection for the industry making a Metro Fire System designed to your exact needs and meeting all of the UK fire alarm regulations

A basic Metro fire alarm system can feature manual call points at strategic positions. A fully automated installation operates round the clock and automatically triggers an alarm without human intervention – essential on sites where people can be cut off by fire.

  • Install
  • Servicing
  • Thermal Imaging Cameras
  • 24/7 Monitoring
  • PA system integration

We can also connect your business fire alarm to our 24/7 Monitoring Centre, so the fire service are notified immediately.

Remember insurers may cover the cost of new buildings and stock, it is hard to recover from lost profit, missing records and lost time. Prevention detection will reduce this risk.

Home Fire Detection


Awareness of Fire safety in the UK has grown in the past few years, and with many different types of fires smoke detectors alone may not give you enough time to safely prevent a fire or evacuate your home safely. With a Metro domestic fire alarm installation we will design a system to suit your home, using the latest devices on the market and incorporating smoke detectors, heat detectors and alarm sounders linked to a central control panel. Using this technology could be invaluable in giving you time to get your family to safety.

  • Heat Detectors
  • Smoke Detectors
  • 24/7 Monitoring
  • External Sounders
  • Installation
  • Maintenance

We can also connect your home fire system to our 24/7 Monitoring Centre, where our team can immediately notify the fire service – a useful option when the home is left unattended.
Not only can will we design and install your home fire alarm we also offer fire alarm testing and maintenance.

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Smoke Alarms: What to Consider


Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.

A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.

  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
  • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound.
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • There are two kinds of alarms. Ionization smoke alarms are quicker to warn about flaming fires. Photoelectric alarms are quicker to warn about smoldering fires. It is best to use of both types of alarms in the home.
  • A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.
  • People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
  • Smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan.
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Carbon Monoxide Detectors


There are a number of important factors to take into account when selecting the best place to install a carbon monoxide detector, and on this page we will take you through the process step by step.

We at Metro Security can supply both wired and wireless detectors contact us know to arrange a free site survey.

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