FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS
A conventional system can handle the fire detection requirements for small buildings such as nurseries, small warehouses, shops and any small business. If a fire event occurs, the system will identify the area in the building (the zone) where the field device has been activated. There will be multiple detectors in the same zone as well as audible devices throughout the building that will sound when the panel initiates a full alarm event that requires evacuation.
When a fire incident occurs, speed and communication are of utmost importance. Knowing exactly where the fire is for evacuating effectively, as well as allowing firefighters to directly target the fire location, will play the biggest roles in reducing the damage sustained. Only an addressable fire alarm control panel can provide the detailed location information required to save lives and reduce property damage.
A variety of devices are installed throughout the building (s). These are called field devices and they act as the eyes and ears of your fire alarm system. They are continuously looking for signs of a fire incident and provide 24-7 communication with the fire alarm control panel.
The fire alarm control panel will annunciate the presence of a possible fire by sounding alarm bells and sirens (audible devices). These sounds may be confusing to many of the tenants of the building. By using a voice communication system, clear verbal instructions, in multiple languages, can be delivered throughout the building to assist in notification and evacuation as required.