Fire Alarm Systems

Intruder alarms, also known as burglar alarms, are security systems designed to detect and deter unauthorized entry into a building or premises. These alarms use a variety of sensors and technology to detect and signal potential intrusions, typically through loud sirens, flashing lights, or notifications to a security monitoring centre.

Common types of intruder alarm equipment include:

Smoke and Heat Detectors:

These detectors are the primary sensing devices in a fire alarm system. Smoke detectors use optical or ionisation technology to detect particles of smoke in the air. Heat detectors detect abnormal increases in temperature, which may indicate a fire.

Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP):

The FACP is the central control unit of the fire alarm system. It receives input from the detectors and other devices and initiates the appropriate response, such as activating alarms and notifying emergency services.

Alarm Devices:

These devices include audible and visual alarms that are triggered by the control panel when a fire is detected. Audible alarms typically include sirens, horns, or bells, while visual alarms may consist of strobe lights or illuminated signs.

Manual Call Points:

These are manual devices that can be activated by individuals to manually trigger the fire alarm system in case of emergency.

Communication Devices:

Fire alarm systems may incorporate communication devices such as emergency phone lines, intercoms, or voice evacuation systems to relay important instructions and information to occupants during an emergency.

Monitoring Systems:

Fire alarm systems can be connected to monitoring services or control rooms, allowing for round-the-clock monitoring and response to alarms.

Fire alarm systems can be integrated with other fire suppression systems, such as sprinklers and fire extinguishers, to provide a comprehensive fire protection solution. They can also be connected to building management systems to enable centralised control, monitoring, and maintenance.

Regular inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems are critical to ensure their reliability and functionality. Compliance with local regulations and standards is also essential to ensure the effectiveness and legality of the fire alarm system, Fastpoint carry out both the installation and routine maintenance of fire alarm and detection systems for clients throughout the UK.

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