Types of Fire Alarm Systems –
Analogue Addressable - Wired, Wireless and Hybrid Systems
For some time now, fire alarm technology has been advancing towards the analogue addressable system. This meets project requirements in which intelligence, flexibility and reliability are a pre-requisite. Analogue addressable fire detection systems provide economical installation, fire-source pinpointing, menu driven user facilities, simple plant and ancillary signalling, remote interrogation and many other facilities.
In smaller project applications, we will not 'over engineer' the solution. Where applicable, we will still employ conventional systems. A conventional fire alarm system will provide manual and fully automatic fire detection, together with the facility to raise the alarm utilising conventional fire alarm Aspirating Smoke Detection.
Aspirating Detection Systems
Providing the earliest possible warning of fire for applications of high intrinsic value, the speed and efficiency of these solutions can show an improvement in excess of 30 times that of conventional detection devices. The aspirating system's extraordinary high level of sensitivity detects microscopic evidence of fire at the pre-combustion stage, long before visible evidence of any smoke or flames is evident.
Current building regulations dictate that all new non-domestic buildings with more than one storey provide ‘refuge’ areas – relatively safe places where people who cannot easily use fire escapes and evacuation lifts can call for assistance and wait until help arrives. Simple, effective two-way communication in these areas is essential; firstly to assist rescue teams in determining where assistance is required and secondly to reassure people that help is on the way. C-TEC’s SigTEL Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) System has been specifically designed to meet the rising demand for fully compliant BS 5839 Part 9 disabled refuge systems.
We work with the leading fire detection and alarm equipment manufacturers.
Fire Alarm Maintenance
Maintenance and servicing for fire alarm systems, along with routine checks, are essential to fire safety. To ensure that your assets are protected, Trelawney can provide regular fire alarm maintenance for your residence or commercial property.
Our fire alarm maintenance procedures are carried out to meet all the requirements as dictated by legislation and the SSAIB/ BAFE SP203. Depending on your risk assessment, Trelawney will provide full maintenance and carry out checks every 3, 6 or 12 months to ensure that your premises are protected; we can replace batteries where necessary.