In recent weeks, the city of Branson, MO, witnessed the closure of several long-term hotels due to code violations. Such incidents highlight the critical importance for businesses to prioritize compliance with safety regulations. At Brinton Fire & Security, we understand the complexities surrounding code adherence, and we’re here to offer guidance to help businesses stay operational and compliant.

The Role of Third-Party Inspections

One of the foundational steps in maintaining code compliance is to conduct thorough inspections. It’s crucial that these inspections are performed by independent third-party contractors like Brinton Fire & Security. These inspections should be documented with a written report detailing the findings. Additionally, an inspection tag must be affixed to the inspected system or device, clearly indicating Year, Month & Date the inspection was performed.

NICET Certified Expertise You Can Trust

At Brinton Fire & Security, we pride ourselves on the expertise and professionalism of our technicians. That’s why our technicians are NICET certified, ensuring that they meet the highest standards in the industry. Our NICET certified technicians bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to every inspection and service call. They are equipped to handle the complexities of fire alarm systems with precision and efficiency. Whether it’s conducting annual inspections, troubleshooting issues, or ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, you can trust our certified technicians to deliver exceptional results every time.

Understanding Inspection Tags

Inspection tags serve as visual indicators of a system’s compliance status. A green tag signifies full functionality and compliance with adopted NFPA standards by the local AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction). A yellow tag, on the other hand, suggests some deficiencies or non-compliance issues that need attention, though the system remains operationally ready. Lastly, a red tag indicates impairment and non-operational status, rendering the system out of service and non-compliant with NFPA standards.

Mandatory Reporting to AHJ

Most municipalities, including Branson, Missouri, mandate that all inspection reports be electronically filed with the AHJ. This ensures that regulatory authorities are kept informed about the status of safety systems within commercial premises.

Key Systems Requiring Inspection 

  • Commercial Fire Alarm Systems: Annual inspections are imperative to ensure the proper functioning of fire alarm systems.
  • Fire Sprinkler Systems: Annual inspections, including backflow prevention devices, are essential to maintain fire suppression capabilities.
  • Domestic Water Supply Backflow Preventers: Annual inspections help prevent contamination of the water supply.
  • Commercial Hood Suppression Systems: Bi-annual inspections are necessary for establishments like restaurants, school cafeterias, and hospitals to ensure kitchen fire safety.
  • Emergency Lighting: Annual inspections of exit signs and path lighting are vital for safe evacuation during emergencies.
  • Fire Extinguishers: All types of fire extinguishers must undergo annual inspections to ensure they are in working order.

Consequences of Non-Compliance

Failure to promptly address deficiencies highlighted by yellow tags or ignoring red tag impairments can have severe consequences. These may include the loss of business licenses, financial penalties, or even utility disconnection.


Maintaining code compliance isn’t just about meeting regulatory requirements, it’s about safeguarding lives and property. By choosing Brinton Fire & Security, you’re choosing a team of professionals who are dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of safety and compliance for your business. With our NICET certified technicians on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that your fire alarm systems ensure a safe environment for employees and patrons alike. Remember, investing in safety today secures the future of your business tomorrow. 

This month on the Brinton blog, we’re excited to kick off the year by giving you a comprehensive overview of all the services we offer at Brinton Fire & Security. As a business that has grown and evolved over the years, we take pride in meeting the diverse needs of our security and fire clients in Branson, MO and the surrounding areas.

Residential and Commercial Burglar Alarms and Security Systems

At Brinton Fire & Security, safeguarding your property is our top priority. Our residential and commercial burglar alarms and security systems are tailored to meet your specific needs. With 24/7 monitoring, industry-leading technology, and professional installation, we ensure that your property is protected around the clock. Our flexible custom systems are designed to fit your property perfectly, providing you with peace of mind.


Commercial Fire Solutions

For businesses, fire safety is paramount. We offer a range of commercial fire solutions, including those mandatory fire extinguisher inspections and fire alarm inspections. We also install fire alarm systems. They come equipped with 24/7 monitoring and include essential components like pull stations, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and emergency lights. We also provide thorough fire system testing, including fire alarm testing and fire extinguisher testing, to ensure your commercial space is prepared for any emergency.


Camera Systems

From small video doorbells to full-property CCTV systems, Brinton Fire & Security has your home or business covered by video surveillance. Our camera systems include video doorbells, indoor and outdoor cameras, and options for cloud and/or SD card video storage. With live video monitoring and HD recording day or night, you can keep a watchful eye on your property at all times.


Door Access Control Systems

Take control of who enters your building with our door access control systems. Whether it’s key card systems or code entry, manage access efficiently. Gain insights into building traffic with analytics that track who is coming and going, enhancing the overall security of your premises.


Business Automation and Analytics

For businesses, our automation solutions extend beyond security. With occupancy tracking, people counting, heat mapping, crowd gathering, and queue monitoring, we provide analytics that empower you to make informed decisions about your space. Receive alerts when occupancy is too high and optimize your business operations with our advanced automation features.


Smart Home Automation

Experience the convenience of smart home automation with Brinton Fire & Security. Control smart lights, thermostats, garage door access, smart deadbolt locks, and intelligent geo-fencing from the palm of your hand. Embrace a connected and secure living environment with our cutting-edge automation solutions.


Whole Home Audio

Elevate your home entertainment experience with our whole home audio solutions. From speaker system installations to home intercom systems and home theater setups, we enhance your audiovisual environment with quality and precision.

At Brinton Fire & Security, our commitment is to your safety and peace of mind. With a comprehensive range of services, cutting-edge technology, and professional expertise, we stand as your trusted, local partner in security and fire solutions. Contact us today to explore how we can tailor our offerings to meet your unique needs.

Fire safety is important to any type of business. Preventing fire in the workplace can prevent injury as well as costly damages to your business and property. There are precautionary steps that can be taken to minimize the chances of a fire in your workplace, such as installing a fire alarm. Continue reading to learn more about workplace fire prevention tips.

Avoid Clutter

A clean workplace is a safe workplace. If your business has hazards such as a frayed wire or a spark, clutter and debris can act as kindling that can cause a small fire to quickly spread to a large, detrimental fire. Removing excess paper by emptying recycling bins and trash regularly can reduce such risks.

A cluttered workspace can also create a fire hazard by blocking hallways or exits. Businesses should keep all walkways free of clutter, and all exits should remain unblocked.

In the event of a fire, having a clear evacuation plan is critical to the safety of employees.

Keep Smokers Away

While the days of smoking in offices are mostly long gone, it should be reiterated to not allow smoking in the workplace. Designate an outdoor smoking area that is a safe and far away from building entrances. Smoking areas should have designated receptacles for cigarette butts that safely dispose of any potential fire threat.

Have a Fire Alarm System

Just as an office would invest in a security alarm system, businesses can protect themselves from fires with a fire alarm system. If a fire were to happen outside of business hours, an alarm system would alert the authorities of a fire.

Additionally, many systems come with fire suppression features such as sprinklers. A fire alarm system should be checked regularly to ensure proper function.

About Brinton Security

Founded in 2001, Brinton Security Services has been dedicated to providing protection for both residential and commercial settings. Although specializing in home security, we also install/service/monitor fire, gate, camera, and personal emergency response systems as well as whole house audio, home theater, home automation, and phone systems. We are proud to serve Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Our aim is to “Protect What Matters!”