Posted by Zoe Geoffrion , on Dec, 2017
Fire Alarms are designed to protect life by alerting people to a fire by the sounding of an alarm. But what do you do if you can’t hear this alarm?
There are various types of fire alarm systems available on the market today for residential and commercial owners to purchase. Each system can include various components to alert people to a fire in their building. From alarms that detect smoke or heat, activating sounders or flashing lights that capture a person’s attention.
Early warning is essential to allow people to evacuate the building and call for emergency personnel quickly. When considering a fire alarm for a home or business, it is important to take into consideration the people that will be occupy the building.
While an alarm and flashing lights can be effective, they may not be sufficient if the individuals in the building have a hearing difficulty. Fortunately, there are hard of hearing alarms available in Dublin and throughout Ireland that can be installed for people that are deaf or hard of hearing.
Keep Them Aware While Sleeping
Anyone with a hearing impairment, are at a greater risk while sleeping of not knowing a fire has started until it is too late. Hard of hearing alarms in Dublin area are now available. These alarms can be placed under a pillow and send out a vibration when the fire alarm has gone off. The vibration can then wake the person and provide them with the advantage of escaping the building in time. This type of alarms is even effective for anyone that is a deep sleeper and cannot be woken by a regular smoke/fire alarm. They are the perfect solution for any establishment catering for the hearing-impaired. A domestic standalone option is also available.
Provide Additional Safety with a Vibrating Alarm
When searching for fire alarm systems for your home or business, you should keep in mind your specific needs. If you have a hearing-impaired individual or a hard sleeper in your family, you can benefit from purchasing one of Fire Products Direct’s alarms specifically designed for the hard of hearing.