Sometimes security measures can impinge upon fire safety provision, or vice versa, fire safety processes can have an effect on the efficiency of security. However, it is essential that both are equally balanced. People need to feel secure in their homes, but they must have a clear path of evacuation in the event of fire. Some types of building are more prone to issues than others, for example blocks of and basement flats.
The good news is that experienced security experts will be able to come up with an effective security plan that is also evacuation and fire safe, whatever the building type, so it is well worth seeking advice before embarking on any upgrades or works.
You may also find this post helpful, as we are taking a look at some of the property types that are more prone to clashes between security and fire safety, assessing the typical problems and offering suggestions on how they can be overcome. (more…)