- Compliance with fire safety regulations
- Quick responses to the breakout of any fire
- Fire alarms can detect the exact location of fire breakouts
- Alert employees of a potential fire
Fire alarm systems usually consist of a control panel that communicates with other security systems, continuously monitors sensors around the property and checks the system’s integrity. In the event of a fire, the control panel will then trigger the alarm. As well as the control panel we will install call points near building exits. These are typically break-glass units which are easy to locate, recognise and use.
The system works using automatically activated devices which detect signs of fire such as heat and smoke. Top of the range technology can also detect other signs, such as combustion gases and radiant energy from flames. When a fire is detected, a siren and flashing lights are triggered to alert occupants, or you can broadcast live or pre-recorded messages via speakers if required. These functions are powered by a back-up power supply to ensure that the system will still work during a power failure.
TYPES OF FIRE ALARMS
- Conventional Fire Alarms – Conventional fire alarms are ideally suited for small spaces. As all the components are wired to the same system, the disadvantage of this system is that there is no way to know which part of the building has been affected.
- Addressable Fire Alarm Systems – Addressable systems are state-of-the art and offer flexibility, expandability and pinpoint accuracy in detecting the location and extent of a fire as each part has its own unique identifier. This system is ideal for larger facilities because they can quickly pinpoint the location of the fire based on the identifier that triggers off the alarm.
- Wireless or Radio Systems – Wireless alarm systems are the quickest and easiest to install. This system is ideal for premises with multiple buildings such as schools, colleges or science parks or buildings which cannot afford wiring costs or the sight of cabling or heritage buildings, museums, hotels, castles and churches. They are also ideal for premises requiring quick installation as systems can be installed much quicker than wired systems. They work in the same way as addressable systems, but instead of the signals being transferred through wires, they are transferred through a radio link. This is the most expensive of the fire alarm systems.
Compliance with fire safety regulations – Fire safety regulations in the workplace require companies to have adequate measures in place to protect staff and equipment against the risks of fire; fire alarms are one of them.
Quick responses to the breakout of any fire – The new systems automatically notify the emergency services allowing for quick and timely responses.
Fire alarms can detect the exact location of fire breakouts. Addressable and wireless systems pinpoint the exact location of the fire allowing for minimal wastage of time.
Alert employees of a potential fire thus safeguarding both staff and equipment by allowing for timely evacuation.
The ai security team will visit your site, discuss your requirements and make recommendations based on our experience and knowledge on the best fire safety solutions for your business.
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