Fire Alarm Systems

The following is a selection of the most popular hardwired fire alarm systems we supply. We have conveniently organised these into categories to ensure all compatible panels & field devices are grouped together.

We also supply a comprehensive range of wireless fire alarm systems alongside products from most major fire alarm manufacturers.

Types of fire alarm system

Broadly speaking there are 3 types of fire alarm system namely; conventional, twin-wire and addressable. Each type can form a compliant system however there are key difference in how they are installed (both in term of wiring and programming) and how they function (both in terms of alarm indication and programming features).

The following table highlights a comparison between these types of system.

  Conventional Fire Alarms Systems 2 Wire Fire Alarm Systems Addressable Fire Alarm Systems
Standards Fully complies with all relevant BS and EN standards. Fully complies with all relevant BS and EN standards. Fully complies with all relevant BS and EN standards.
Panel Sizes Fire alarm panel available in 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8 zones. Fire alarm panel available in 2, 4 or 8 zones. Fire alarm panel available in 4 zones.
Wiring Detectors and call points are connected on a pair of wires for each zone, warning devices (sounders & flashers) for all zones are connected on a separate pair of wires. All devices (detectors, call points, sounders and flashers) are connected on the same pair of wires for each zone. All devices (detectors, call points, sounders and flashers) are connected on a single pair of wires for all zones, this is typically wired in a complete loop returning to the panel (similar to an electrical ring main).
Alarm Identification During an alarm the panel will identify the zone containing the detector which was triggered. During an alarm the panel will identify the zone containing the detector which was triggered. During an alarm the panel will identify the exact detector which was triggered (a 20 character label can also be specified for each device, for instance 'Bedroom A' which will be shown during an alarm).
Special Features     Alarm and fault history, cable break and short circuit protection and system monitoring.

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