Fire Alarm Systems
Being responsible for a large property requires protecting your employees or tenants against the risk of fire. Fire alarm systems ensure that if a fire were to break out, you would be able to alert everyone with your addressable fire alarm or commercial fire alarm.
Commercial fire alarms are ideal for commercial properties looking to guard against fire risks. A commercial fire alarm system will have certain features including identifying the zone which may have triggered the alarm off.
An addressable fire alarm system goes one step further and is able to identify the actual detector that was set off, giving you the opportunity to investigate the cause. For this reason, addressable systems are more popular, with the additional feature of naming certain detectors.
Compare Fire Alarm Systems
If you are unsure which type of Fire Alarm System is most suitable for your needs then the following table highlights the features of each. To discuss your Fire Alarm System requirements in more detail, contact us now on 01792 452 700 and we will be more than happy to help.
|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.|