Data centers are crucial for many businesses, as they keep the company running by backing up data constantly. A fire in your data center can not only ruin expensive equipment, but it can also force your business to go down during the data recovery process. To protect your company, your data center should include the following fire protection equipment.
Fire Suppression Systems
Sprinkler systems are often used as a primary form of fire protection in commercial buildings, but they are not appropriate for a data center full of electronics. The water can cause extreme damage to the devices and computers that store essential documents, so a clean agent fire suppression system is the best choice for data centers. The system uses gas to suppress a fire without damaging electronics, so your data will remain safe and secure.
Fire Detection System
Data centers should also have fire detection systems that can know the difference between a gas leak and smoke from a fire. Air-sampling smoke detection systems are a great option, as they these systems can detect fire in its earliest stages, alerting personnel and avoiding expensive suppression system discharges.
Emergency Power Off
In a room full of electronics, it’s crucial to have an emergency power button to shut down all devices quickly. Also, in the unlikely event of a false alarm by the suppression system, it’s important to have an emergency suppression system cancel-switch to turn off the system safely.
Fire Alarm and Emergency Lights
As with all rooms in commercial buildings, fire alarms are essential for alerting occupants to evacuate the building. Exit signs and emergency lights are also an important fire protection addition, as they provide occupants with a quick and easy escape route.
Fire Prevention and Protection Services from Fireline
Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your rental property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and properties from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our wonderful customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are located in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.