By July 1, 2021 owners of R-2 occupancy buildings with 3 residential units or more with existing fire alarms are required to upgrade their fire alarms to meet a “pillow test.” Meaning, the central fire alarm system must be loud enough for all residents to hear it from their bedroom.
It is essential to be aware of this deadline to avoid being penalized by the city. This is highly technical work, and advisable to contact our trusted fire alarm contractors at Aura Fire Safety.
Your System Is Outdated
There have been many technological developments for fire alarm systems in recent years. Therefore, if you have an older fire alarm system, you need to hire a licensed contractor for fire alarm inspection now and install an updated code-compliant system with innovative features to improve efficiency and reliability. According to reports, many alarm systems in older buildings were established decades ago.
Recent Changes to Your Apartment Building
Have you done any renovations on your apartment building recently? For example, you may have renovated your apartment building or added more apartment units to the building. The new fire alarm mandate would also be triggered if you were to pull a permit to do work valued at $50,000 or more. Thus, some building owners must upgrade their fire alarm systems when renovating units.
Either way, you need to consider installing an updated fire alarm system by July 1, 2021. If you are unsure whether your fire alarm system is up-to-date on fire codes, contact Aura Fire Safety today to get your property fully protected and code-compliant to avoid being penalized.
Avoid Fines And Headaches With Aura Fire Safety
We make it easy for you to comply with the new fire alarm regulations! Aura Fire Safety will make sure your residential property is up to code with San Francisco’s new 2021 fire safety ordinance.
Note that property owners will be required to install updated systems by July 1, 2021.
The Aura Fire Safety expert contractors will install a monitored fire alarm system to give you peace of mind. This includes smoke detectors and notification devices, which are connected to a control panel to improve safety. Give Aura Fire Safety a call today to get complete peace of mind before the deadline!