Commercial Fire Alarm Systems

Fire alarm

Commercial Fire Alarm Systems

Immediate warning and notification is crucial to avoiding bodily injury or property damage in the event of fire. It's for this reason Falco provides commercial customers with Honeywell Fire-Lite fire alarm systems, one of the finest in the industry. We will design, install, service and monitor your system to make sure it's working properly. When seconds matter, you can count on the consistency of a Fire-Lite fire alarm, where anything can change in an instant.

Fire Alarm Monitoring

Alarm monitoring

VoIP and Digital Phone Service can adversly affect the monitoring of your fire alarm.

A fire alarm system relies on proper operation of its' connected telephone lines to reliably communicate alarm signals to the monitoring center. Proper transmission of these signals is critical when you need it most. Additionally, the commercial fire alarm life safety code requires that the fire alarm system send test signals to the monitoring center on a daily basis to indicate it's online and operating properly. 

We would like to inform you about the new types of telephone services and the impact they have on your fire alarm system. Commonly referred to as “VoIP” (Voice over Internet Protocol) and “digital telephone service”, these technologies allow you to make telephone calls via a broadband internet connection instead of using a traditional land based "POTS" (plain old telephone service) line. Typically, these new types of phone service replace your traditional landline service. 

There are several important things to consider before making the decision to use VoIP or digital telephone service:

  • VoIP requires continuous power. If you lose power, you will not be able to use any phone line connected to VoIP. More importantly, the fire alarm system will not send any signals to the monitoring center.

  • With digital telephone phone service offered by your cable or internet provider, your fire alarm may be unable to consistently and reliably send alarm signals to the monitoring center. This technology may also cause the alarm signals to get scrambled as they are sent.

Cellular transmission of fire alarm signals to the monitoring center will eliminate the need for telephone lines and improve the reliability of your fire alarm system.

We encourage you to check with us before making any changes to your existing telephone service. If you have already switched to "VoIP" or digital telephone service, it is extremely important that you contact us

Locally owned and operated. Falco has two offices in Oklahoma; Tulsa and Stillwater.

We serve all of eastern Oklahoma including; Bartlesville, Bixby, Bristow, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Cleveland, Collinsville, Coweta, Cushing, Enid, Glenpool, Jenks, Miami, Muskogee, Oklahoma City, Okmulgee, Owasso, Pawhuska, Ponca City, Pryor, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tahlequah, Tulsa, Vinita and Wagoner, Oklahoma.