Fire detection systems

Protect your business from the damaging effects of a fire by installing a tailor-made fire detection system.
  • Prevent substantial costs by installing a bespoke
    and sophisticated fire detection system.
  • Our fire design team is experienced in
    building bespoke fire detection systems.
  • We undergo annual audits and inspections
    to maintain UK-wide compliance.
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Unrivalled fire safety expertise

SECOM maintains the highest level of third-party accreditation available in the United Kingdom to ensure our standards for fire safety never drop. We are registered as a BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) Scheme SP203 company. 

This means we can design, install, commission, hand over, maintain and verify fire detection and alarm systems in the UK. We also undergo regular independent inspections commissioned by the SSAIB (the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) on behalf of the BAFE, ensuring compliance across the UK.

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What you get with SECOM’s
Fire Detection System

Knowledgeable fire safety experts

When it comes to devising your building’s fire detection system, our fire design team will be on hand to advise you every step of the way. Our fire detection consultants will evaluate the size and complexity of your building to devise a unique strategy that will ensure your business’ and employees’ safety. Once the plans have been approved, our engineers will install your bespoke fire detection system efficiently to minimise any business downtime.

24/7 fire alarm monitoring

It’s essential that your fire detection system is online and working 24/7. A fire can break out at any time of the day, and it is highly recommended to connect your fire detection system to our fire alarm monitoring centre. You will always have someone monitoring your business 24 hours a day, at our Command and Control Centre. There is always someone ready to act to minimise the cost of fire on your business and to make sure every component of your fire detection system is functioning perfectly.

Addressable fire detection systems

This solution is typically deployed in larger buildings, where it is important to know which alarms have been activated, and where in the building a fire has been detected. Each detector is given a unique address so that incidents can be tracked to specific areas within the building.

End-to-end installation and ongoing service

We manage the design, commissioning, installation and maintenance of your fire detection system from start to finish. Our qualified and experienced team of fire systems designers and installers have worked across numerous businesses, resulting in a comprehensive knowledge of how to design and install fire detection and life safety systems. We’ll also manage any ongoing upgrades, repairs or maintenance on your system, making life as easy as possible for you.

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Protect your business in four simple steps

Get in touch

Speak to one of our experts in the fire team to discuss your needs and we’ll arrange a free site survey.

Free survey

We’ll visit your business, discuss your fire and life safety requirements and provide you with a detailed quote for a bespoke solution that matches your needs.


Once the quote is signed off, we’ll send a qualified SECOM engineer to install your system and show you how it all works


As a SECOM customer, your new fire detection system will be fully maintained and serviced by our expert team.

More than just fire detection

Fire presents a significant risk to a business as it burns indiscriminately through the premises, any stock held on site, and can even harm people. In the UK, the average cost of a fire incident to a business is £657,074. 

While the risk of fire cannot be eliminated entirely, it can be mitigated with an effective fire detection system in place. 

No matter what industry you operate in, our fire detection solutions can protect you against the physical and financial costs of an incident.


Restaurant kitchens are hot environments with naked flames. The most common cause of fire comes from grease, either building up in exhaust systems or spilling onto hobs.

  • The fire detection system detects the rise in temperature and smoke particles.
  • The system immediately sounds and alerts everyone in the kitchen to a fire.
  • Staff can take action by turning off the flame, or keeping the appropriate fire extinguisher on hand if the fire develops.


While it may seem unlikely, offices are hotbeds for potential electrical fires. With so many electrical devices plugged in, a poorly built electrical network may not be able to cope and can short circuit.

  • The circuit is being overloaded and it short circuits as a result, producing sparks, smoke and heat.
  • Smoke and thermal sensors will detect the smoke particles and heated devices before any flames develop and will alert staff.
  • Staff will follow pre-approved safety processes, and the authorities will be notified.


An assortment of factories up and down the country work with flammable material, producing goods or processing materials. Factory settings have the potential for all kinds of fires, typically stemming from old and faulty machinery.

  • A small spark from a faulty machine lands on flammable material, starting a small fire.
  • The flame grows but is quickly detected by fire detection systems that measure gas and smoke.
  • The alarm is sounded, and the necessary professional may tackle the fire with an extinguisher and the authorities will be notified.

Your integrated business security solution

Don’t limit yourself; protect yourself against more than fire. Explore our range of security options to create your own,
bespoke integrated security and business solution.


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Why choose SECOM?

  • Cut premiums by using a National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold member.
  • We operate our own Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC).
  • We work closely with police and insurance professionals to refine our services.
  • Part of SECOM Group trusted by businesses across 13 countries.
  • We can integrate your fire, monitored CCTV and access control solutions into one app.
  • Our security offering is tailored with business optimisation in mind as well as security.


Why does a business need a bespoke fire detection system?

All businesses have different risks associated with their buildings, employees, processes and products. Every business risk needs to be identified and effectively managed through fire risk assessment and analysis, which then must be managed through strategic processes and systems. To comply with regulations and to effectively manage the risk to your business continuity, staff and visitors, your fire detection system is designed to work in line with your life safety processes.

For example, a manufacturing company will often have large, noisy, production areas – making specialist detection, plant shutdown and visual alarm devices vital to ensure the early detection of fire and rapid evacuation of specific areas. The SECOM Fire Design Team are experts in the construction and specification of fire detection systems that will not only manage your risks but also reduce the impact on business continuity. 

A compliant fire detection system is a legal necessity in the UK for businesses as stipulated by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Therefore, businesses can be found to be shirking their legal responsibilities if inspectors deem the fire detection and safety system to be unfit for purpose. 

Installing a bespoke fire detection system designed by SECOM Fire can ensure that your business is protected, giving you peace of mind. 

Can you monitor the safety of my business in real-time?

At SECOM, we’re proud to be able to provide live, 24/7 fire alarm monitoring. Our experienced and knowledgeable operators will keep an eye on your fire detection system for any weaknesses or problems.

Why should I trust SECOM with my fire detection system and fire alarm monitoring needs?

We’ve been trusted by customers and public institutions all over the country, and have built a significant amount of fire and life safety knowledge. We have extensive experience in installing fire detection systems for businesses that operate in different kinds of industries, types and sizes of premises.

Third-party accreditation with industry bodies is very important to us. Not only do we want to adopt best practice, we want to drive it forward and create safer environments, and more knowledgeable experts across the industry. We are BAFE certified to SP-2301 via the SSAIB and the FIA

We’re an award-winning brand. SECOM places importance on excellence and consistently providing the best products and services available. We’ve taken home a number of awards for the level of quality and innovation that can be found in many of our safety systems, especially our fire safety and CCTV systems.

Do you also install wider fire safety systems?

Yes, we install entire fire safety systems from fire detection to fire suppression. Please take a look at our Fire & Life Safety page for a deeper understanding of what is included in our fire safety system. We also install CCTV systems and intruder alarms.

How else can you help me to protect my business?

We also offer our protection in the fields of fire life & safety, fire suppression, fire detectionCCTV, access control systems and much more. Please mention to our experts if you’re looking to integrate multiple SECOM safety measures into your business.

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