Which Fire Alarm System Suits You Best?

Using a fire alarm system can make a huge difference in an emergency situation. It significantly reduces the number of material and human losses by allowing early detection of an airborne anomaly.

Also, fire alarm systems help to prevent the spread of smoke or fire in an enclosed area. If the building has protection systems like fire doors, smoke control systems, and emergency communication systems, which give people sufficient time to move around to a safe place, it is possible to control the situation completely without putting anyone or anything at risk. It is essential that these systems are installed and maintained correctly to ensure they’re working at all times.

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Due to technological advances, a 30-year-old fire alarm does not look like one created today! Now, these devices have evolved until becoming an essential ally for firefighters. Now it not only warns about the presence of fire but can also evaluates the temperature, its type according to its origin and the precise place where it started.

Fire alarms, control, and extinguishing systems cannot be installed lightly. Before choosing a fire alarm system design, you must first go through an evaluation where the structure of the building, the type of population living in it (adults, children, sick or disabled people), the air flow, the electricity, gas and water connections, among other factors, are studied.

Fire Alarm Systems

These devices are designed to detect the development of a fire early, giving warning by acoustic and light signals. The fire detection systems also activate fire extinguishing systems automatically when it’s needed. It can be divided into two types:

  • Conventional detection, which alerts presence of fire or smoke by optical (infrared rays interrupt their course when it changes the air density), thermal (its activated when a certain fixed temperature is reached in the environment) or by CO detection methods.
  • Smart Sensing, which uses an intelligent photoelectric smoke detector to gather analog information from the smoke sensor. The microprocessor measures and analyzes these signals and compares them to previous readings and time patterns. Thus, digital filters remove signal patterns that are not typical fire signals.

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Fire Control and Extinction System

Its classified by the extinguishing agent it uses, but also by its application method. Systems that use water, (hydrants or fixed sprinklers), chemical foams, gas compounds, potassium acetate or chemical powders are the most used on the market.

Having a fire alarm is mandatory under UK law, not only because the owner or manager of a building is responsible for the safety of people, but also for the protection of property.

TJC offer free onsite surveys to businesses across the south coast where we can assist in the design, implementation, fitting and servicing of fire alarm systems inline with legislation. We carry the neccessary certification and are competitive on pricing. Get in touch with us now to book in.

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