A fire alarm system is a set of devices and components designed to detect and alert individuals of potential fires in a property. The system is essential for the protection of life and property by providing an early warning of potential fire incidents.
The primary components of a fire alarm system include smoke detectors, heat detectors, manual call points, alarm notification appliances, and control panels. Smoke detectors and heat detectors are designed to sense the presence of smoke and/or heat and activate the alarm when a certain threshold is reached. Manual call points are located in strategic positions and can be activated by individuals to trigger the alarm manually.
Alarm notification appliances include bells, sirens, horns, and strobe lights, which alert individuals within the property of the potential fire. The control panel is the central component of the system and receives signals from the detectors and activates the alarm notification appliances.
Fire alarm systems can also be connected to a monitoring service, which alerts emergency services when an alarm is triggered. This can provide an additional layer of protection for the property by ensuring a swift response to potential fire incidents.