Life Safety

Life Safety Systems Designed by GSMG

As a system solutions provider, GSMG’s Professional Engineers (PE) design and deliver stamped fire protection drawings specifically created for your facility. Our #1 goal is to design a system that will detect and respond to fire, ensuring the safety of your occupants and minimal damage to your facility. Our solutions provide you with the peace of mind in knowing that your facilities, and the people who live, work and play in them, are safe from damaging and life threatening fire.

Our engineers collaborate with building owners, architects, general contractors, and other trades to ensure that your fire protection system is integrated in your facility minimizing interference with the aesthetics of construction, while assuring code compliance for a trouble free certificate of occupancy.

While we can service any fire alarm system, we are certified distributors of the Hochiki Fire product line. 

U.L. Central Station Monitoring

All fire signals go to our U.L. Central Station, staffed by our certified response team. We also offer comprehensive on-site test and inspection services by our NICET continuing education technicians, as well as daily testing to make sure our commercial fire alarms systems are in full working order.

For electrical contractors that are bidding on a new fire detection system as part of their electrical bid/ scope of work package, GSMG offers design services that include a detailed fire detection package.

About Our Designs

When we work together to design a fire alarm system for your project, we provide all the required documents and data for permitting and approval by your AHJ, including:

  • Floor plan drawings
  • Riser diagrams
  • Control panel wiring diagrams
  • Point-to-Point wiring diagrams
  • Conduit where needed
  • Conductor routing
  • Conductor size
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Battery and voltage drop/circuit calculations

    Our Services Include

    • Project information, Scope of Work, Vicinity Map
    • General Notes, Applicable Codes and Standards required by Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
    • Material List/Bill of Material shall include: Quantity, Symbol, Description, Model, Manufacturer specifications, Back box info, Mounting height, and any listings, i.e. CSFM numbers
    • A Sequence of Operations Matrix (Cause and Effect)
    • Floor Plan showing location of Control Panel, Evac Panel, Remote NAC Booster, Annunciator Panel, all Initiating and Notification Devices with Diagrammatical wiring layout and Wire Tags. Initiating Devices shall have Address or Zone identification. Notification Devices shall have, candela, circuit and device number
    • Panel Diagram, Device Details and Device Mounting Elevation Details
    • Riser Diagram
    • Battery Calculations, Voltage Drop Calculations (Voice Evacuation System will also include; Evac Calculations and Line Loss Calculations)
    • As-Builts

    Fire System Test & Inspection Services

    The following are just some of areas covered by our inspection process:

    • Inspect the system to ensure all NFPA service and condition standards are met
    • Identify potentially detrimental site conditions that could compromise the performance of mechanical and/or electronic components
    • Inquire about any changes or modifications of the fire detection and alarm system and changes in operation or general occupancy since the last inspection
    • Inspect the general condition and test the operation of the main and remote fire alarm panels
    • Inspect and test smoke and heat detectors
    • Inspect and test all annunciators and zones
    • Inspect and meter all batteries
    • Inspect all output relays and test their activation
    • Inspect and exercise all flow switches, tamper switches, and low-pressure alarms
    • Verify that all signals are received by the UL Central Station monitoring company
    • Clean the detectors as needed in accordance with the manufacture’s guidelines
    • Test non-restorable heat detector circuits by simulating electrical operation at the wiring connection
    • Perform functional test on all accessible heat-actuating devices
    • Inspect and exercise all supervised control valves and switches
    • Tag devices as required and perform all required record keeping
    • Compile a complete report of the inspection

    Let’s Work Together