Fire Alarm Systems
At Century Electronic Security Ltd we believe that fire detection and prevention is essential to ensure that your employees can act quickly in the early stages of a fire. They can provide important indication that a fire has started, warning people within the building to evacuate immediately. We can design, install and maintain Fire Alarm Systems that give you the vital time needed to evacuate the premises and call the emergency services.
Our unique ability to offer combined services under tailored design, installation and maintenance packages allows us to offer true added-value benefits with genuine savings to be achieved for our clients.
What do they do?
Fire detectors provide a wide variety of systems, which all comply with the current Fire Safety Law. Whether you require a single alarm installation or a full system, Century Electronic Security Ltd can provide the best solution to suit your businesses requirements.
"All existing buildings except domestic premises are subject to The Regulatory Reform Order 2005 (Fire Safety Order) and the responsible person, as defined in the order, has to conduct a fire risk assessment. This fire risk assessment will decide the appropriate British standard necessary to provide a suitable and sufficient solution for the premises."
All of our Fire Alarm Systems essentially operate on the same principles. If a detector detects smoke, a certain level of heat or the break glass unit is operated, alarm sounders operate to warn and alert members of the premises to evacuate.
We offer a large and complete installation of Fire Integrated Alarm Systems including fire/heat/smoke detectors and fire alarm panels to suit all requirements. These systems can include such features as:
- Audio and visual alarms
- Voice alarm/fire telephone systems
- Emergency lighting
- Large range of modern, stylish designs to blend with todays modern architectural designs
- Access code and keyswitch variants
- Selectable switching
- Day/night (building occupied/building unoccupied) switching
- Investigation delay period function
- Zone dependency (coincidence) function
- PC based programming software
(All of our systems are designed to comply with current regulations...)
Wired Fire Alarm Systems can be broken into two categories:
Conventional Fire Alarm Systems
Conventional Systems are the most common type of systems and are suitable for most small businesses such as shops, offices and warehouses.
A number of call-points and/or detectors are wired to the Fire Alarm Control Panel in 'zones'. This is because if in the event a detector detects smoke, fire or heat, it is able to give you a rough idea as to where abouts it is within the building. For example "smoke detector in office lobby floor 1 in alarm". The accuracy of knowing where a fire has started is controlled by the number of zones the control panel has.
Key Points of a Conventional Fire Alarm System:
- Very cost effective for small applications
- Very simple to set up, no configuration is required
- Wide range of compatibility
Addressable Fire Alarm Systems
Addressable Systems are very similar to a Conventional System in that they both have detection zones, but an addressable has the added benefit of having sounders. Because additional sounder circuits are not required, the installation time and cost is reduced.
The detection circuit is wired as a loop and up to 99 devices can be connected to each individual loop. They are essentially a Convention System - but with an address built in within the system.
The address in the detectors are set by a DIL (dual-in-line) and the control panel is programmed to display the information required when that particular detector is operated. For example "detector 3 office lobby floor 2 is in alarm", giving you the exact whereabouts of the detection.
Key Points of an Addressable Fire Alarm System:
- They can be programmed to show the exact device that is in alarm by a display on the panel
- They are able to give you detailed information about individual detectors
- Allow for a "pre-alarm warning", allowing the responsible person to investigate a potential alarm before the system activates its sirens.
- Suitable for larger businesses with many floors, rooms and entry points
(For more information on the differences between Conventional and Addressable, then please click here)
Talk to us today about Fire Alarm Systems
Whether you have an existing Fire Alarm System installed, you require maintenance and service or you require a new alarm installation, we can help you select the best solution to secure your business and prevent any fatal damage.
Don't hesitate, contact us today on 0800 052 6070 and see exactly how we can help you!
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There are many different types of Fire Alarm Systems suited to different buildings and applications, varying in both price and complexity. This brief guide details the classifications for commercial systems. Please click here.