fire can quickly get out of hand, and having the right fire alarm system installed could save lives. Whether you need advice on a single domestic alarm or a complex industrial fire alarm system, then we can help you.
There are a vast range of different fire alarm systems, designed to fit the needs of different people. These can be anything from just sounding a basic alarm, to notifying emergency services directly, or even triggering fire doors to close or sprinklers to come on.
Most modern buildings will now have a fire alarm system built in as a matter of course, but this was not always the case, and it is highly recommended all older buildings have a proper fire alarm system installed as soon as possible. This can not only save lives, but can greatly lower the insurance premiums on your house. Landlords, letting agents and companies should also note that they leave themselves open to prosecution without a properly installed and maintained system in their company buildings, or properties leased.
Carbon monoxide alarms
It is also worth considering installing CO alarms in instances where gas appliances are in operation. Carbon Monoxide is extremely dangerous and we always recommend the installation of an alarm to alert you of any leaks. Carbon monoxide is a lethal gas that is undetectable by sight, smell or taste. It is also a natural bi-product of burning fossil fuels, and can be produced by improperly fitted or maintained gas appliances in the home.
Fire detection systems
Conventional fire detection systems are the simplest form of systems utilising a control panel and field devices, including smoke and heat detectors and manual call points. These systems are wired in zones with the field devices decreasing the zone resistance when activated with the fire alarm control panel detecting this change of resistance.
The information generated by the control panel of a conventional fire detection system is limited to indication of which zone has activated only. This could be anyone of a number of individual field devices. This is the main restriction of this type of system as the search time to discover which device has activated is much longer and therefore restricts these systems to smaller less complicated buildings and applications.