Fire Alarm Installation in Nottingham
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.
|Category M System||These are manual systems and therefore, incorporate no automatic fire detectors.|
|Category L System||These are automatic fire detection systems intended for the protection of life.|
|L1 System||A subcategory to the L System this system is installed throughout all areas of the building.|
|L2 System||A subcategory to the L Systems these systems are installed only in defined parts of the building, including all parts necessary to satisfy the recommendations of the code for a Category L3 system. The additional areas protected, over and above those protected in a Category L3 system, are those in which there is either high likelihood of fire starting or a high risk to life if fire does start.|
|L3 System||A subcategory to the L System this system is designed to give warning of fire at an early enough stage to enable all occupants to escape safely. Fire detectors would need to be installed in all rooms or areas that open onto the escape routes.|
|L4 System||A subcategory to the L System this System is installed within those parts of the escape routes comprising circulation areas and circulation spaces, such as corridors and stairways.|
|L5 System||A subcategory to the L System this system is installed in protected area(s) and/or the location of detectors is designed to satisfy a specific fire safety objective (other than that of a Category L1, L2, L3 or L4 system).|
|Category P System||These are automatic fire detection systems intended for the protection of property.|
|P1 System||A subcategory to the P System these systems are installed throughout all areas of the building.|
|P2 System||A subcategory to the P System these Systems are installed only in defined parts of the building.|
Fire stoppers can help choose which system category is best for you and your premises.
conventional fire systems
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.
Addressable fire systems
An addressable fire alarm system is a series of both fire detectors and devices that are linked back to a central control panel.
With addressable systems, each of them 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.
Radio / Wireless Fire Alarm Systems
Radio or wireless fire alarm systems which they are also known, operate very similar to a 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.