Design, Engineering & Installation
At Ashton, each fire alarm project, large or small, is engineered to meet and exceed all code requirements and meet even the most unusual customer requirements. All systems are designed or upgraded with the same systematic approach. Whether working with the owner, electrical engineer, or electrical contractor our years of design expertise are at your fingertips.
The first step is always to meet with the customer to review design needs and requirements. Expectations are outlined and discussed and preliminary documentation is reviewed. Our engineers take this information and choose the correct products to meet the needs and design of the custom system for the customer. This information is turned into a preliminary budget figure and reviewed with the client.
Upon acceptance of the project, Ashton prepares detailed engineered cad drawings of the system layout, devices locations, and wiring requirements to meet all local, state, and national and ada codes. Engineering also includes riser diagrams, battery calculations, power drop calculations, material sheets, submittal books and all other required documentation to obtain a fire alarm installation permit from the local authority.
Installation is handled in one of two different scenarios:
Option 1: Ashton provides a "turnkey" installation using our trained installers and technicians to provide the customer with a complete working system. We do not use sub-contractors.
Option 2: Installation of all wiring, installation of field devices, and mounting of the fire alarm control panel by the customer‘s chosen electrical contractor. Once complete, Ashton technicians program, test, and certify the final installation.
Certification By the Authority Having Jurisdiction
Upon system completion the system is completely tested and certified by the appropriate local, county, or state building departments for code compliance. An annual test and inspection contract is then prepared.