The Cantec Promise

Over 45 Years Servicing Vancouver Island


Our Mission

At Cantec Fire Alarms, we uphold ourselves to the most stringent of standards and are committed to adopt service practices and professional standards that will continue to set the industry bench-mark. Established in 1974, Cantec is a family owned and operated Canadian business that operates primary on Vancouver Island. We provide superlative customer service at a fair and reasonable price with a continuing focus on providing ethical and honest technical advice to our customers.

Beyond providing exemplary and highly professional service, Cantec offers annual fire alarm inspection services, maintenance, verifications, fire safety plans and repairs on fire alarm systems, emergency lighting and extinguishers for residential, industrial, commercial and institutional settings. We work with other service providers on your behalf to ensure all work is completed fully, leaving our customers constantly comfortable. We also work very closely with property management companies, self-managed strata’s and property owners.

We understand the importance of our environment and sustainable business practices, which is why we are excited to have partnered with Service Trade to engage in a digital transformation that will make a paperless based company. Where possible, we will continue the sustainability endeavour which focuses on adopting business practices that embrace technology and digital advances.

What does it mean to be ULC Listed?

Cantec offers a unique sense of comfortability when it comes to those that have an emphasis on insurance concerns or simply want to know that the service they’re provided is supported by the regulating bodies. Cantec Fire Alarms is proud to be a ULC listed company, which means that our service practices are inspected and certified on an annual basis by the Underwriters Laboratory of Canada – the entity that sets the minimum requirements for the “Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems” (CAN/ULC-S536). Aligning yourself, organization and property with a ULC listed company assist insurance providers and our customers, reduce their exposure to risk.

If you are someone that prefers guaranteed quality, we are the service provider for you!

What is the Vancouver Island Fire Prevention Association?

VIFPA was created to unify the Fire Protection Industry on Vancouver Island. It provides life safety support and education to industry stakeholders and is comprised of companies that design, sell, install and service life safety equipment. VIFPA’s mission are to educate and inform industry stakeholders, including electricians and installers; service technicians, engineers, building owners, property managers, building and electrical department officials and any other Authority Having Jurisdiction, on the statutes, standards, regulations, legislation and fire codes that govern life safety responsibilities within the province of British Columbia.

Cantec has been a proud and contributing member since the association’s inception in 2018. We believe that frequent association meetings with industry stakeholders, will assist in continued improvement of standards within the life safety and fire protection industry. For more information on the association and how to become a member, please visit

Paying It Forward

We here at Cantec Fire Alarms feel blessed to live in this country.

On some level, we are all responsible to assist those in need.
Cantec firmly believes in “paying it forward” and assisting with
social programming.

Choosing to tie support to our industry, we proudly offer financial aid
to the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund.

Providing support to burn victims and families, conducting burn prevention education, and other related services, the Burn Fund will receive a donation for every smoke alarm sold and installed by Cantec.

Cantec offers annual inspections, fire alarm verifications, and more!