Addressable Fire Alarm Systems

Addressable fire alarm systems are comprehensive fire detection systems capable of pinpointing not only a zone within a building where a fire may be occurring, as a conventional fire alarm system would when a fire detector is activated, but the software integrated into an addressable system enables an alphanumeric message to be displayed on the fire alarm panel indicating the precise area of the activation and therefore where a fire may be occurring.

Addressable fire alarm systems are typically used within buildings where:

  • The risk of fire may be great
  • There is a complex layout
  • The building is deemed to be of high or historical importance
  • There are lone workers in isolated environments
  • There is a high volume of public traffic or occupancy such as in hospitals, schools, cinemas or residential care homes

Addressable fire alarm systems also have the capacity to operate multiple networked fire alarm panels, thus enabling occupants located throughout an environment to be made aware of any possible issues quickly and effectively. This networking capability enables any fire panel within an environment to be controlled from any other single panel, it also guarantees an almost unlimited amount of future expansion.

Addressable system software enables tailored solutions to suit the end-users specific requirements. For example, an addressable system within a theatre or cinema could be programmed to instigate an initial silent alarm enabling staff to investigate the issue and prevent unwarranted building evacuation due to a false alarm.

Addressable systems can be programmed to perform such functions as contacting specified alarm receiving centres, grounding lifts to prevent their use, overriding access doors and shutting down plant, e.g., air conditioning units or gas valves. These systems also enable phased evacuation from large occupancy sites such as hospitals and hotels, allowing the strategic evacuation of building occupants.

National Fire Armour has vast experience and knowledge of addressable fire alarm system design, supply and installation and servicing which extends to addressable wireless fire alarm systems. Plus, our addressable systems are supplied as open protocol meaning that software and spares for our systems are readily available.

Our comprehensive fire alarm servicing and maintenance packages ensure your system remains in good working order and should any system faults occur our 24 hour nationwide call out service provides a simple, convenient and effective solution.

Fire alarm systems are a vital element of fire detection and protection, for addressable fire alarm system design, supply and installation, or if you require servicing on an existing system, please contact us. If you are unsure of your requirements and would like to have a no obligation discussion please contact us.

Conventional Fire Alarm Systems

Conventional fire alarm systems are an affordable and simple method of fire detection.

In the event of a fire detector being activated a conventional fire alarm system indicates a zone within the environment where fire detection activation has occurred, therefore providing the building occupants with an overview of where the fire is located. Unlike addressable fire alarm systems a conventional system does not pinpoint which specific fire detectors have been triggered.

Conventional fire alarm systems are primarily used within small sized establishments such as:

  • Retail units
  • Dwellings
  • Medical centres
  • Offices and workplaces

National Fire Armour provides expert fire alarm system design, supply and installation ensuring the correct fire detection system is in place for the environment. In addition, we provide comprehensive fire alarm servicing and maintenance packages ensuring your system remains in good working order and should any system faults occur our 24 hour nationwide call out service provides a simple and convenient solution.

Fire alarm systems are a vital element of fire detection and protection, to request a quotation for conventional fire alarm system design, supply, installation or servicing, or for a no obligation discussion, please contact us.