HMO Fire Alarm Systems
A House in Multiple Occupation, or HMO as it’s more commonly known, is defined as a property shared by three or more people who are not members of the same family. As HMOs present several challenges in the event of a fire, landlords of HMOs are bound by strict regulations and must uphold all rules set out in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Astra Security Systems provide a range of HMO fire alarm systems, including the annual fire alarm maintenance required by law.
In addition to fire safety laws, HMOs are also bound by the Homes (Fitness for Habitation) Act 2018, which ensures that every HMO must be secure against unauthorised access. Should the property be breached, the landlord could be held liable. Every window and door should be fitted with locks that are BS 3261 compliant, however there are many additional HMO security services that can be employed to deter intruders. These include:
- Access control – These offer a modern way to ensure building security.
- CCTV systems – CCTV acts as a great visual deterrent to discourage trespassers.
- Restricted key systems – This improves security by preventing unauthorised duplication of keys. Consult an experienced commercial locksmith to upgrade your key system.
- Burglar alarms – These raise the alarm should a property be breached. All alarms should be fitted by a professional to BS EN 50131 standards.
HMO Security Systems in Maidstone, Medway and Tonbridge
Every tenant has the right to a property they feel safe and secure in; that’s why Houses in Multiple Occupation are bound by specific sets of regulations covering fire safety and security.
For guidance in ensuring your HMO is compliant, look no further than Astra Security Services. We offer a range of HMO fire alarm systems and safety services in HMOs across Maidstone, Medway, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells and beyond. We can also supply and install a number of additional HMO security systems to safeguard your tenants.