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Life Safety Services You Can Trust

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SECURITY SOLUTIONS That Keep You Safe!

Is Your Facility Secure?

 

When it comes to protecting your employees, business & assets, it’s important to know that Protegis’ team of experts is ready to offer solutions for your unique security needs. Whether you are an enterprise-level client or a small business owner, we can provide the latest security technology.

 

Access Contol

Control The Who, When & Where People Enter Your Building

 

CCTV

High-Resolution Image Capture For Expedited Incident Resolution

 

Burglar / Intrusion Detection

 Protect your facility from unauthorized intrusion with our solutions

 

 

Utilizing the Newest Technology with “Express Picture”

 

 

What We Do?

Consult

Our team specializes in creating a security “roadmap” for your facilities. At Protegis, we want to make sure you have a plan to keep your business safe and secure for years to come.

Design

Our experts can design access control, camera/video,& intrusion systems for all business sizes, from a standalone building to a network of buildings across multiple locations.

Execute

After you have decided what system is right for you, our expert technicians will come to your facility and install your system. Your satisfaction is our top priority, so we will work around your schedule.

Support

From maintaining security software to positioning and cleaning cameras, our team can provide you with the appropriate level of maintenance & service to keep your security equipment working and your property safe.

 

Brands We Represent

 

 

You can trust Protegis to provide the best security solutions for your company.

Let us show you how WE DO IT RIGHT, WE MAKE IT EASY. 

 

 

 

 

 

Simplify Maintenance with Fire Sprinkler Inspections by Protegis

Trusting a Fire Alarm provider to maintain your Fire Sprinkler System can make inspections a breeze.

Our Sprinkler Capabilities

SPRINKLER

Wet Systems, Dry Systems, Deluge, Pre-Action, and Antifreeze

Testing…Inspections…Maintenance…Installation…24/7 Service

 


FIRE PUMP

We offer full testing and installation of electric and diesel fire pumps. This includes a review of electronic controllers, as well as full rebuild capabilities.

 


BACKFLOW

Our sprinkler team is certified to perform backflow tests, repairs, and rebuilds of all make and models of backflow preventers.

 


Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you would like to request a quote for your Fire Sprinkler System, Backflow, and Fire Pump Inspections.

800.875.7200

 

Complete Fire Alarm Support Available at Protegis

Let Us Service Your Fire Alarm System

At Protegis, we can completely support your Fire Alarm System.

 

 

 

More About Fire Alarm Monitoring Services

-Protegis can help save you money by eliminating your traditional phone lines

-The added advantage is that you’ll have increased reliability by upgrading to the latest technology

 

To find out more about our Fire Alarm services, please call us today.

800.875.7200

Start Planning Your 2022 Life Safety Budget

Also, Consider Multi-Year Contracts

 Guaranteed Pricing 

Know what you are going to spend on your routine inspections. You can lock in your fire and life safety rates for multiple years.

 

Stability

Our technicians & support staff are familiar with your systems, which saves you time since we know where to go & what to do.

 

Peace of Mind

Assurance that your life safety systems are kept up to code. Your inspections will be scheduled on the required frequency.

 

Also, Consider Multi-Year Contracts

CALL FOR YOUR FREE QUOTE TODAY!

800.875.7200

Common Causes of Fire Suppression System Failure

 

Everyone knows that the goal of every fire suppression system is to protect both your workers and property in the event of a fire in your place of business. However, there are issues that can affect a system’s ability to function properly.

Here are some of the common problems that we run across when we inspect fire suppression systems as well as some things you can do to keep an eye out for issues that might lead to their cause. Like we always say – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Let’s jump right in!

Failing Water Supply

Maintaining the right amount of water pressure in your suppression system is vital to its proper function. To be frank – if you have really low water pressure, you’re mostly defeating the purpose of having a system in place, to begin with. The right pressure needs to be delivered at all times – not just so that you can get the appropriate amount of suppression and radius; but also because fires can happen at any time.

The next time you have a fire safety pro in your place of business, make sure they run a risk-based analysis of your system and find out where your water comes from. Having that understanding will help bring into a clearer focus the kind of equipment you’ll need in order for this not to be a problem. And when and where possible, make sure those systems get tested.

Faulty Pumps

This is usually a problem we’ll encounter at larger, industrial facilities. Typically, when you’re talking about smaller facilities – one system can get water from where it comes from to where it needs to go pretty easily. In bigger systems, it’s not as straightforward. Sometimes, the pumps don’t provide enough water to the connected systems, meaning one or both don’t provide enough water to adequately fight fires. 

Make sure that whatever your system might be; that it is designed around the adjoining systems. Make sure both meet or exceed the demand for higher water pressure with the right size pump (or multiple pumps) to make sure you’ve got enough water for both systems. And finally, make sure you don’t have leaks. Piping isn’t always perfect and getting out ahead of things like friction leaks by selecting the right nozzle diameters and pipe fittings that go with them can be vital. 

CO2 Doesn’t Reach The Level Of Concentration Needed To Fight A Fire

In order to fight fires effectively, suppression systems and other gas-based agents need to generate a certain amount of those agents in order to put out the fire. To do this, CO2 will build up in tight quarters. But those places, just like any fire safety device – can wear down over time. 

During your next system inspection, make sure you walk through with your fire professional safety professional and learn about the different enclosures that your system has. This is important because they may all have different discharge levels depending on the space they’re designed to protect. Make sure from there, that any results from tests and information/levels of the agent are documented accordingly.

At the end of the day – these issues are hard to notice to the untrained eye. But you can avoid a lot of issues just by being proactive. You can do that by 1.) scheduling regular, ongoing maintenance and 2.) by asking professionals and doing your own 10-minute walk through every month or so. Just doing that alone will allow you to get way out ahead of any potential issues that may lead to dysfunction in the future.