Fires can wreak havoc on businesses and homes alike, proving to be one of the deadliest risks to your property. It is always good practice to maintain your fire alarm system for it to work efficiently and remain compliant with fire regulation laws. Having a fire alarm security system, like the ones Everguard provides, are fundamental because they save lives, reduce property and financial losses, ensure early detection subsequently allowing for a quick response time from the proper authorities, and generally keep your home and business are safe from the threat of fire.


An effective fire alarm system should provide:

Alert & Sound Notification

This notifies any occupants and on-site emergency service providers of a threat, via visible (flashing lights/strobes) and audible (voice signals/horns) signals. It is important that these signals meet certain specifications so that they are easily seen and distinguished from any other location or prevalent noise in the background.

System Preparation

These systems are designed to trigger a response by detecting factors such as extreme heat or smoke. This helps in extinguishing or suppressing a fire as quickly as possible using water, foam, or other chemical agents. An electronic system will alert occupants when a fire has been detected before initiating fire-suppression methods, while non-electronic systems will activate and deploy fire-suppression agents without notification.

Analytics & Reporting

Fire alarm systems will contact emergency dispatchers when the alarm is triggered, because of their central monitoring unit. Reporting relies on redundant, reliable communication services which help the alarm system(s) remain effective during an outage.

Routine Inspection & Testing

Fire safety technicians need to test fire alarm communication equipment, control panels, make sure smoke detectors are cleaned, and tag any devices as required for record-keeping. Appropriate tests ensure that fire-safety conditions are maintained, while identifying any potential issues that would compromise the efficiency of the system. When a Fire Alarm is triggered, a sequence of events occurs to prepare your fire suppression system for activation, to suppress and control the spread of fire. It is imperative that these systems are serviced and tested regularly.


We install, test, service, and troubleshoot conventional and addressable fire alarm panels in commercial and industrial buildings according to ULC Standards to protect people and property. Additionally, we represent a number of key fire alarm manufacturers; our technicians are factory trained with all of the best testing equipment to ensure compliance and reliability of your systems. Everguard is also familiar with the fire safety laws and regulations that fire alarm systems need to comply to.


Everguard uses Siemens alarms because they offer some of the best and most technologically advanced fire alarm systems, while constantly innovating and improving their products. Their long lifespan ensures that the fire alarm system you install will continue to function properly for years to come. The Siemens alarms that Everguard provide also include the No False Alarm Guarantee that make them the best choice for optimal protection. 

The four major types of fire alarms that we offer include:


Depending on local building codes, these alarms are often mounted high on walls or ceilings. It is important that every floor of your home has at least one fire alarm, and our technicians can help determine where to best place these devices for efficient safety.

Outdoor & Special

Normally, outdoor fire alarms are designed to protect products or items being stored in an exterior environment. While these alarms make it possible to protect large storage areas or residential areas, however they can also be used to automatically monitor large areas of land for blazing flames.


Indoor MNS

A Mass Notification System is used to deliver audio notifications to alert everyone within a building of fire and non-fire emergencies. They are extremely helpful in preventing mass casualties in public and private spaces, government facilities including offices, hospitals, and school campuses.


These are particularly useful for weatherproofing fire alarm systems, by providing surrounding electrical components with an air-and-water-tight seal that consequently prolongs the life of the system and prevent costly or dangerous electrical failures.



Such as condominiums, apartment complexes, etc


Including airports, bus systems, etc


Warehouses, hotels, etc


Police administrative buildings, offices, etc.


Involving laboratories, factories, etc.


Courthouses, military buildings, etc.


University and other academic campuses


Contact us to set up your routine service schedule or inquire about our fire extinguisher services.



How often should I have my fire alarms tested?

Specific guidelines depend on local jurisdictions, but at minimum you should tests your fire alarms semi-annually to ensure the detectors are working properly. In addition, an annual test is required to monitor for any significant damages to other alarm components to ensure that your system will function properly when it is needed.

How do I know which fire alarm system is right for me and/or my business?

The type of fire alarm system you need varies on your building’s layout, contents, and construction. It’s best to confer with an expert from Everguard to design a system that will give you adequate protection.

What is fire alarm monitoring and how do I know if I need it?

Fire alarm monitoring means that your fire alarm system is connected to a monitoring panel which sends a signal to a monitoring station or Signals Receiving Centre. From here, an operator will dispatch the appropriate Fire Department to the location of the building where the alarm was set off. It is imperative to have a fire alarm monitoring system in care facilities and hospitals, schools and day cares, high-rise buildings, and buildings where a sprinkler system is present.