The installation of a fire detection and alarm system can significantly reduce the risk of death or serious injury from fire. The fatality rate for fires in dwellings is three times higher where there is no smoke detector or where it is not working compared to dwellings where a fully functioning smoke detector is fitted. The installation of automatic smoke detectors is required in new dwellings to satisfy Building Regulations.
An addressable fire alarm system is made up of a series of fire detectors and devices that are connected back to a central control panel.
With addressable systems, each device has an address or location, enabling the exact detector that was triggered to be quickly identified. This makes addressable alarm systems ideal for large buildings, particularly commercial premises spread over a wide area.
A conventional fire alarm system will use fire detection zones (wired back to the main control panel). Each zone will identify a particular area of the building in order to identify the location of a fire.
Each zone can consist of various devices, including automatic smoke/heat detectors, manual call points, sounders and strobes. In the event of a fire being detected either automatically or manually, the system control panel will then operate the alarm.
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A full test of the fire alarm system should be carried out every 6 months. The fire alarm test should be carried out in accordance with BS5839 part 1 section 6. Once the test is completed your fire alarm engineer should put it in your log book and provide a fire alarm report.