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Fire Alarm Systems
Installing a suitable and sufficient fire alarm system is one of the most important lines of defence in your property’s fire safety system. Our approach to design, installation and commission ensures that your premises are safe and compliant. We use automated systems to ensure your regular testing regime is kept up to date.
What type of fire detection system should a business have?
All business premises must have an ‘appropriate’ fire detection system, to warn occupants of the fire outbreak at the earliest opportunity. The four main types of fire alarm system will address this:
- Conventional Fire Alarm
Divides your premises into zones, identifying where a fire has broken out in the building. These are ideal for small or low risk environments.
- Bi-wire Fire Alarm
This is a system that shares common wiring between detection and sounders. Also found in small or low-risk environments, this can be a very cost effective option where it is considered suitable
- Addressable Fire Alarm
Gives each device (eg a smoke detector or call point) a unique ‘address’. If a device is activated, the fire alarm control panel will then be able to tell you where the problem might be. These are ideal for larger or higher risk environments.
- Wireless Fire Alarm
Use secure wireless links between devices and the fire alarm panel. These are ideal for temporary installations, or listed buildings where cabling routes might present a problem.