Conventional Fire Alarms
Conventional fire alarm systems are the entry level for most fire system requirements. These alarms are suitable for small offices, nurseries, small hotels, warehouses, shops and any small business. They will indicate a zone as an area in the building where the detector has been triggered (many detectors may be in this area) and usually operate the sounders for a full evacuation.
How does a conventional fire alarm work?
Each call point or smoke alarm is connected to the main fire alarm control panel by its own wire. When a detector is triggered, the fire alarm control panel will operate the sounders for a full evacuation.
What are the advantages of a conventional system?
- Conventional fire alarm systems are one of the cheaper options to buy
- Suitable for smaller business premises where a sophisticated fire alarm system isn’t needed
What are the disadvantages of a conventional system?
- Although cheaper to buy it’s more expensive to install
- The exact location of a fire can’t be given with a conventional fire alarm system. However, by wiring different floors or areas as zones, then an indication of which zone the fire is in can be given.
- If a wire becomes severed, the device is disconnected and may not signal the presence of a fire
What’s the next step?
If you’re thinking of installing a new fire alarm system, looking to upgrade your existing alarm system or need a maintenance schedule for your system then why not book one of our Fire Safety Consultants to visit your business and conduct a free site survey?
Or if you’re not ready for a visit just yet why not download our FREE Fire Alarm Buyers’ Guide? This comprehensive guide covers all you need to know about your legal requirements, types of fire alarm systems, what you need to consider, the laws you must comply with when installing a fire alarm system on your business premises and much more.