The fire code requires annual inspection and testing of alarm systems in commercial buildings when fire alarm systems are required. Older equipment may be more susceptible to false alarms especially if not properly maintained or updated. Maintain your equipment and work with your alarm company to reduce false alarms by correcting equipment or behavioral issues that cause false alarms. Removing or relocating a toaster is a simple fix.
Engineering solutions may include relocating equipment, changing equipment, more frequent testing and/or cleaning, and regular system upgrades as technology improves. Changes to required alarm systems require permits to ensure compliance with local fire and building codes. Please work with your alarm professional to identify solutions that work for you.