Radio, or wireless fire alarm systems which they are also known, operate very similar to an addressable system but without the need to install cables. The devices use radio signals to communicate between the control panels with each of the devices. Each device has its own individual address and specific location.
The wireless fire alarm systems are much simpler to install compared to conventional and addressable systems. These systems require limited cabling and can be programmed off-site which reduces the labour time spent on site. The lack of cables also means that there will be minimal damage to your building.
Conventional fire detection offers a good basic system, ideal for smaller applications, or projects on a tight budget and also ideal for small businesses and HMO Buildings.
An addressable fire alarm system is a series of fire detectors and devices that are linked back to a central control panel.
With addressable systems, each of the devices has an address or location, this enables the exact detector that was triggered to be identified quickly. This means that addressable alarm systems are ideal for larger buildings, especially commercial premises that are spread over a wide area.
Here at Fire Stoppers Ltd, we are highly experienced in the designing, installing, commissioning and maintenance of all types of fire alarm systems to provide emergency protection for your property and assets. This is done within the current fire standards BS 5839-1:2017.
The BS 5839-1 which is the British Standard Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of all fire systems in non-domestic premises identifies eight categories of systems, please see the table below which outlines these eight categories.
Fire Stoppers can help choose which system category is best for you and your premises.
Category M System
Category L System
Category P System
Fire Stoppers can offer 24/7 monitoring of your fire alarm system. Should a detector be activated, then a call can be forwarded to our monitoring station (using a dualcom system). Our team can determine if to call the fire brigade and get urgent assistance.