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Welcome to the fire & smoke alarms section of our website!

 

Here you will find a full range of Fire & smoke alarms, including:

 

 

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Fire Alarm Systems


Fire has always been a major concern for any major business as the penalties for getting it wrong and having a major fire can be the difference between success and survival. The first reaction that the business is covered by insurance is only half the story in most destructive fire events. Yes, buildings and materials can be replaced but there is always a major time element in the recovery procedure and this can cause severe loss of orders and long term customers but one of the biggest losses is usually records and information on the business and its technical and commercial priorities.
 

The electrical and electronic industry has made some excellent products that either used as stand-alone systems or as part of an integrated set up. The problems that occur can be obvious or hidden and there is a need to get a system that can find the problem no matter where it occurs.
 

The problem with large buildings is that it is very easy to have an area which is not immediately scanned when a problem occurs and the fire can be well established before the full alarms are raised. One particular way of dealing with this is to establish a system with many detector points to pinpoint the problem immediately. The latest systems are adaptable for both small and large operation and with a multitude of detectors in operation.
 

Some of the best systems have a central controller which is fed by a simple twin flex loop system. The twin flexes wind round the building to all of the identified areas and a multi-point detector is fitted in parallel at every identified problem point. The detectors are such that they can be set according to the fire problems that may be experienced. They generally are fitted so that they have 3 setting for smoke and 3 setting for heat and they can each be programmed for the situation that applies in that area.
 

In some very volatile areas it is essential that the alarm is raised as soon as possible like the ionisation detectors or an optical detector can be used for heavy smoke or a third less sensitive system is used where there is a strong possibility of nuisance alarms. The multipoint detectors can be controlled for any of these functions in one unit and it can also deal with 3 types of heat variation problems. They can also have manual call points at various intervals.
 

The cost of these systems is quite small and the loop can be two kilometres in length so a blanket coverage can be achieved and one day the effort may be worth a million times more than the cost.