Electrical and General Contractors
Peak Alarm bids to both Electrical and General Contractors.
When Peak sends proposals to the Electrical contractors often it is what we call "Parts and Smarts" or "Equipment and Programming" this means that the Electrical Contractor will provide the conduit, wire and the installation and Peak Alarm will provide the equipment, programming, testing and the training and often the CAD drawings and submittals.
When Peak sends proposals to General Contractors we can do it the same way as above or we can provide a full installation turn key price where Peak does it all including the wire, installation, parts, testing and programming.
Peak Alarm often is the not the lowest bidder since we provide additional services such as code analysis including suggestions to meet fire alarm code that most likely will be required by the fire marshal. Peak Alarm strives to avoid order changes by informing the contractor ahead of time what the fire marshal most likely will require although all fire marshals are different and it is difficult to second guess them although installing a system to IFC and NFPA 72 avoids many issues.
Once Peak Alarm is chosen to provide a fire alarm system the following occurs:
1. The contractor provides signed paperwork approving the proposal and arranges for a deposit/PO.
2. Peak Alarm with the Contractors assistance will obtain the DWG AUTOCAD drawings so submittals can be completed
3. Peak Alarm will design the system in CAD, submit the system to the City and or for a third party review if required and pay the permit fee to the city. This is submitted to the fire marshal and he or she will approve or deny the plan with changes.
4. Once the plans and submittals which include battery calculations and data sheets are approved Peak Alarm will order equipment and get the project scheduled.
5. Peak Alarm will set up the inspection dates and provide the NFPA 72 test and inspection report.
6. Redline drawings will be provided by the company that installs the system. Redline or shop drawings show where the system devices and appliances actually were installed compared to the fire alarm plans that were submitted which may be different.