Fire Alarm Systems

Fire Alarm Systems

In the past fire alarm systems tended to be overlooked until a crisis strike. Nowadays all buildings, whether publicly or privately owned, have a legal requirement to provide a minimum level of protection. Pinnacle Electronic Solutions will ensure that you have the necessary level of protection to fulfil these obligations, in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Before any installation an independent fire risk assessment is carried out. This usually involves a comprehensive assessment of the facility and its buildings. Based on the results of the assessment we can then design, install or repair any equipment as necessary to ensure new & existing buildings comply with current fire legislation. After every installation we develop an ongoing maintenance plan to suit the system and the environment into which it is installed.

All Fire Alarm Systems essentially operate on the same principle. If a detector detects smoke/heat or someone operates a break glass unit, then alarm bells sound to warn people that there may be a fire and to evacuate. Systems may also incorporate remote signalling devices that alerts the fire brigade via a central station.

Fire Alarm Systems are broken down into the following four categories:

Conventional Fire Alarm Systems

In a Conventional fire alarm system, a number of call points & detectors are wired to the alarm control panel. Each has a specific zone number and when the alarm activates the control panel will identify the area using its display panel or flashing lights. This is important for the fire brigade, security staff and of course for the building management.

Addressable Fire Alarm Systems

The detection principle of an Addressable System is similar to a Conventional System except that the Control Panel can tell exactly which detector or call point has activated the alarm. The detectors are essentially conventional devices, with an address built in. The address is programmed into the control panel which allows it to display the information required when that particular detector is activated.

Analogue Addressable Fire Alarm Systems

Analogue Addressable Fire Alarm Systems are often known as intelligent fire alarm systems. There are several different types of Analogue Systems available which are determined by the type of protocol which they use. Each detector effectively incorporates its own computer which evaluates the environment around it, and communicates to the Control Panel whether there is a fire, fault or the detector head needs cleaning. Essentially analogue systems are far more complex and incorporate far more facilities than conventional or addressable systems. Their primary purpose is to help prevent the occurrence of false alarms.

Wireless Fire Alarm Systems

Wireless fire alarm systems are an effective alternative to traditional wired fire alarm systems for all applications. They utilise secure radio frequencies to interconnect the sensors and devices with the control panel. It is a simple concept, which provides many unique benefits and is a full analogue addressable fire detection system without the need for cabling or trunking.

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