The holidays are in full swing. Your workplace is looking festive with all kinds of decorations from the lobby to other main areas that employees congregate. There’s also a little more packaging than usual, such as the kind that comes from sending out gifts to your valuable clients.
Extra wrapping paper and more boxes…in proximity to more lighting that can get hot when left on too long? You can see where the combination leads to a potential fire risk. What happens if your fire alarm system, smoke detectors, signals and security systems aren’t fully functioning?
It all can come down to the reliability of your Fire Alarm Cable. If functioning properly, your most precious assets (your people) can be alerted well ahead of time. Having that extra time may also help you usher other important materials in your environment to safety.
So what should you look for in selecting the right fire alarm cable for install? There are several factors to consider:
A track record of making cable right – right here at home.
When performance matters, knowing where your product came from, who it’s made by and how long they’ve been manufacturing that product means a great deal. That’s why it makes a whole lot of sense to trust quality products made in the USA from the kind of company that has a strong history of integrity and innovation: Lake Cable.
It gets the seal of approval from the top safety standards.
We find the best fire alarm cable must be rigorously tested internally and Lake Cable has a solid reputation for doing just that. But it’s also critical that the cable is compliant with top third-party safety organizations like Underwriters Laboratories.
Every specification should have four key elements that speak directly to safety:
1) The National Electrical Code (NEC) published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) which provides clear guidance on the safe installation of critical fire alarm systems.
2) The listing type according to Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Before it can be deemed safe to install in the field, every type of fire alarm cable must achieve a UL Listing. This means that UL has tested samples of the product and deemed that it meets the organization’s nationally recognized Standards for Safety. All of Lake Cable’s fire alarm is UL Listed.
3) In addition, all materials that Lake Cable uses in manufacturing our fire alarm cable are RoHS compliant, which stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electrical products, ensuring the raw materials used in our fire alarm is safe.
4) Our products are also REACH compliant. REACH stands for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances and is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use The REACH list of hazardous substances currently contains 163 listings even furthering our commitment to safety.
No margin for error? We can handle that.
Peace of mind around the holidays – and every day afterwards. It’s a gift on so many levels and just what Lake Cable’s (UL) Listed fire alarm cable can provide… When Delivery Matters.
Lake Cable has our full line of Fire Alarm cable in stock and ready for you. In addition to finding all of our specs online at www.lakecable.com, call 888-518-8086 to speak with a sales representative.