There are many types of fire alarm systems each suited to different buildings types and applications. a fire alarm system can vary in both price and complexity, from a single panel with a detector and sounder in a small commercial property to an addressable fire alarm system in a multi-occupancy building. Fire alarm systems act like smoke detectors because if there is smoke in the air the alarm detects it and goes off to warn all the occupants about it.
Conventional Fire Alarm Systems
Conventional fire alarm systems are the entry level for most fire alarm system requirements. These alarms are suitable for small offices, nurseries, hotels, warehouses, shops and any small business.
Twin Wire Fire Alarm Systems
Twin fire alarm systems are similar to a conventional system as they have detection zones. the main advantage of twin-wire systems is you can put sounders on the detection circuit which means you can save on the cost of having to wire additional sounder circuits.
Addressable Fire Alarm Systems
Addressable fire alarm systems transmit data over the detection circuit that provides complicated information for the user including the exact location of the fire. They are ideal for larger premises such as hotels, office blocks and large factories.
Radio Fire Alarm Systems
Radio fire alarms (also known as wireless fire alarms) are the same as a standard analogue addressable fire alarm system but with the advantage of no wires to interlink the detection and sounders. Wireless fire alarms are ideal for premises with multiple buildings such as schools, colleges or science parks.
Once you have the right system in place you should then consider how to respond to an alarm out of working hours. Assured have the solution with a remote monitoring system.