The sole purpose of fire alarm testing is to protect people, property and assets. But even the best designed fire alarm systems can be rendered useless when improperly maintained or simply neglected. Age, environmental factors, voltage fluctuations are the main culprits for system failure or the cause of false alarms. Just looking at a system superficially, it impossible to determine whether the system is operational or has the probability of malfunctioning. Proper testing, regular inspections and an appropriate maintenance schedule are instrumental in minimising any faults from occurring, which could potentially endanger lives.