Eagle Security Frequently Asked Questions



Q. How often should I test my smoke detectors to ensure they are working efficiently?
A. It is recommended that you test your smoke detectors at least once a month. When properly functioning, smoke detectors can alert you of both smoldering and active fires. If you need new smoke detectors, Eagle Security can install them and test them regularly. Contact us for more details or visit our Safety Inspections page.

Q. What can I do to prevent fires?
A. Awareness and being proactive in your fire protection plan is one of the most important things you can have in your safety arsenal. Between your fire sprinkler system, fire extinguishers, fire alarms and sprinklers, it’s imperative you keep your systems in proper working order at all times. However, many people are unclear on exactly what their fire safety systems actually do and how they work. Contact Eagle Security Fire and Life Safety to request important information about keeping your fire and life safety systems current and properly tested and maintained.

Q. What is the importance of a Backflow Preventer System, and how complicated is it to install?
. The following is a list of important criteria a licensed engineer will review upon backflow installation.  Is the backflow a low or high hazard? Is the system subject to backpressure? Is there a risk of water damage or is the backflow subject to freezing? Will the backflow require continuous service? Are control valves downstream of the device? Is the device’s electrical equipment located in a safe area? Is there adequate drainage for the backflow? What will the pressure loss be through the backflow system?  How often are maintenance and testing performed? Is an offsite location possible? Eagle Security Fire and Life Safety can answer these important questions.


Q. How does a security system work properly?
A security system is comprised of individual components that work together to alert you of any suspicious activity or of unauthorized individuals on the premises. An often wireless keypad is installed at your business or residence, along with sensors and motion detectors that can be placed around the perimeter and attached to doors and windows. When the alarm is active and a sensor or motion detector picks up movement, an alarm will sound and alert you and the responding authorities. We offer many different types of integrated security solutions, from simple to complex, including video surveillance. Contact us today and Eagle Security Fire and Life Safety will help you navigate towards the correct solution for your unique needs.


Q: Why are Access Control Systems a must for many businesses?
Besides being on the forefront of innovative technology that uses biometrics, access control can be a vital part of your security system. Badging systems are commonplace in many organizations, like hospitals, legal institutions and many technology firms. The way a badge system works is an employee must insert an identity badge into a card reader to gain entry into the building. This eliminates unauthorized people from getting in. It also helps employers tally up the hours their employees have worked. Eagle Security Fire and Life Safety prides itself on aligning with quality access control system providers to bring you the most innovative technology and the most in-demand models on the market.


Q. What is the best digital surveillance system for my business?
The best surveillance system depends on the client. Wireless IP Cameras are quickly becoming an industry favorite. There is a broad range of security cameras and video management systems available today. Eagle Security Fire and Life Safety offers a full spectrum of digital surveillance solutions, including wireless mesh networks and IP cameras, digital video recorders and CCTV, among others. Contact us today to learn more about our integrated security solutions that can be customized to fit the requirements of your property.


Q. What is a Nurse Call System?
If you run a medical facility, nursing home, adult family care home or assisted living operation, there are life saving benefits to nurse call systems. With the simple press of a button, a nurse call system can alert your medical staff of a patient in need of assistance. Eagle Security Fire and Life Safety nurse call systems are customizable for any size facility. Depending on your healthcare needs, wandering patient alert, infant abduction alert, and asset and staff tracking are just some of the options we can provide.


Q. Why is it important to schedule regular safety inspections?
Meeting all code requirements is not only important, it’s required by law. Whenever you run a facility where the lives and safety of your personnel are at stake, it’s a personal and legal responsibility to make sure all life safety systems are up to par. Eagle Security will make sure you are up to code and make recommendations to keep you in compliance.  We take it a step further and provide web-based reporting on the status of your life safety systems. These may include the testing, maintenance and ongoing support of your nurse call systems, sprinklers, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, backflows, and security maintenance services.