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Fire Detection

Fire Detection & Alarms

It is essential every home and business is aware of the danger of smoke, heat, carbon monoxide and fire. A professionally installed Fire Alarm and Detection System from Essential Group will considerably reduce the risk of fire.

As a BAFE certified installer, Essential Group provide a range of technically advanced solutions; from stand-alone smoke detectors, right through to fully functional addressable fire alarm systems. All our products, including smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, remote terminals, fire panels, sounders and beacons are highly dependable, conforming to the appropriate British standards set by the fire and security industry.

The appropriate British standards for the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems are:

  • BS 5839-1:2017 for non domestic premises
  • BS5839:6:2019 in dwellings


Once a suitable solution has been designed and installed, our experienced engineers carry out system testing to ensure your systems are fully operational from day one.

Essential Group’s fire protection solutions can be integrated with intruder alarm systems which are monitored around the clock by our Alarm Receiving Centre that will alert emergency services or initiate other procedures where necessary.

Fire Alarm service and preventative maintenance visits

UK fire alarm regulations state that fire alarm systems must be ‘adequately maintained’, however BS 5839 recommends that fire alarm systems should be inspected by a competent person at least every 6 months and the government recommends following this standard.

I large premises, however, we would recommend a quarterly service, as there are many more components within fire alarm systems, and therefore more opportunities for something to go wrong.

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Digital Communicator Monitoring

This is a cost effective method of monitoring which sends the alarm signal down the telephone line to the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). Our technology enables the alarm panel to automatically dial the ARC and transmit a signal revealing the status of the panel.

Redcare Monitoring

BT Redcare uses non-dialling technology which continuously monitors the telephone line integrity, thereby detecting line cuts and faults within seconds. It therefore represents a major security enhancement which is fully endorsed by leading insurers.

Digi Air Communicator Monitoring

DualCom DigiAir utilises all mobile networks via WorldSIM instead of a

telephone line to signal the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). It is an ideal upgrade for wired digital communicators as it eliminates call costs and phone charges.

Dual Path Monitoring

This is a unique method of monitoring designed to operate with two signalling paths by radio and telephone line. In the event of an activated alarm, the radio signal is transmitted to the ARC. The advantages of dual path signalling is that in the event of accidental or deliberate line failure, the alarm will communicate over the wireless network.

Essential Group offer total monitoring services on all aspects of Fire, Security, mechanical, electrical via our communication solutions.


About us

Essential Group delivers a wide spectrum of technology based solutions to help protect you and your property any where in the UK, from our London HQ. Essential Group’s knowledge base and expertise, that spans over 40 years, ensures our team of qualified experts can help support you from design and installation through to project management and ongoing support.

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    24 hour service desk

    01992 560 599

    National accounts

    0844 800 5725

    24 hour service desk

    01992 560 599

    National accounts

    0844 800 5725