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Improving Your Team Through Technology: Tech for Businesses

Welcome to my blog. My name is Helen. During the 10 years I have worked in offices, I have seen my bosses approach technology from a range of angles. In some cases, they optimised their team's relationship with technology, and as a result, there was less downtime, more creativity and a better overall use of tech. In other cases, the employers missed the mark a bit, and the business suffered. For example, they failed to train employees how to use certain aspects of technology. In this blog, I am going to explain positive and useful business approaches to technology. I want to write about training, optimising and understanding its role in your business. I may write some posts for individuals as well. I hope you like my blogs, and thanks for reading!

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Improving Your Team Through Technology: Tech for Businesses

Understanding Dry Fire Detection System Installation

by Evelyn Foster

Dry fire detection system installation, just as the name suggests, includes electrical and computerised devices installed in a building or structure to help detect smoke or fire and then give a warning through sound or lighting. They can also be programmed to automatically power firefighting measures that are waterless. Dry fire detection system installation can also include the installation and manual use of portable carbon dioxide fire extinguishers and blankets.

So that you understand better, wet fire detection systems include fire sprinkler and drencher systems, fire hydrant and hose reel systems and gas and foam suppression systems; simply put, they include water-based fire fighting measures. Here's what you need to know about dry and wet fire detection system installation:

Why Dry Fire Detection System Installation Is Necessary

You don't want to discover a fire after it has already caused damage to your property or when it has spread and blocked your escape route. Devices like smoke and fire detectors help make you aware early on that a fire has started somewhere in the building. Such devices are usually connected to sirens and lighting, which you can hear and see.

When you hear a fire alarm, you are expected to walk fast to the nearest fire exit in an orderly manner, a fire drill that must be practised to ensure each person operating in a building remains safe during a fire outbreak.

The smoke and fire detectors can also be connected to wet or dry fire detection systems with a slight delay, enough to react and disable it if it was a false alarm. The purpose of the delay is to also prevent the destruction of office property (stationery and equipment) by water if you chose a wet fire detection system.

The nature of your premises is a determinant in deciding whether to install wet or dry sprinklers. It is always a good idea to forgo water sprinklers and choose dry gas sprinklers that shoot out pressurised nitrogen if your premise can be destroyed by water. 

Wet Versus Dry Fire Detection Systems

You can tell from the information above that you might be able to forgo wet fire detection systems and alternatively utilise dry fire detection systems with no risk. Your only worry would be the cost; dry fire detection systems are more expensive than wet fire detection systems.

You might not, however, be able to forgo dry fire detection systems without risks. Why? You need smoke and fire detectors to catch fires early. You can, however, utilise both dry and wet fire detection systems to save on costs, but you will have to check your premise's requirements.