Fire Alarm Systems
Automatic fire alarm systems are designed to monitor and detect heat and/or smoke presence inside a building. The main purpose of a fire alarm system is to notify building inhabitants that there is a presence of a fire situation, allowing them to evacuate the occupied space safely before it is too late.
There are two types of fire alarm systems: Conventional and Addressable. Conventional fire alarms have been around for quite some time and cost much less than addressable systems however, as the technological and manufacturing advancements have progressed, the cost factor has been narrowing every year.
Conventional Fire Alarm
Addressable Fire Alarm
|Zoned identification during activation||Single point identification during activation|
|Lower speed of detection||Intelligent devices for detection|
|None||Pre-alarm warning – Allows for investigation|
|Fixed detection||Addressable systems alters threshold of detectors|
|Wired in radial circuits||Wired in a loop|
|Cheap and affordable||50% higher cost than conventional systems|
|Optimal in smaller locations||Optimal in larger building spaces|
Fire Alarm Services
NFPA codes require that all buildings which have fire alarm systems installed tested annually to ensure system is operating properly. We provide our customers with complete maintenance contracts in addition to our inspection and testing during warranty period.
When it comes to fire alarms, we only use the best. Check out our fire alarm suppliers in our product list.