Fire Alarms – The importance of a quality fire alarm

November 8, 2017 By In Fire Alarms Comments Off on Fire Alarms – The importance of a quality fire alarm

Fire Alarms
The importance of a quality fire alarm is a matter of life and death, it can be extremely intimidating knowing whether you have fully covered the safety of your building and staff along with meeting all the correct government guidelines.
The penalty for not having an appropriate Fire Risk Assessment and suitable fire safety precautions can be prosecution, with severe fines and, if negligence is proven, prison.

Argos Fire offer a design, install and maintenance service taking the worry and work away from you. Covering the whole of the South West of England from our head office in Exeter. Our engineers have installed and maintained fire alarm systems ranging in size from a small shop unit, to a large hospital complex with over forty interlinked control panels.
We offer 3 packages which can suit any size building:

Conventional
The simplest form of fire alarm system. Available in 2-wire or 4-wire formats, this system is best for smaller premises with a standard layout. Devices are grouped into ‘zones’ and the system indicates the zone of origin.

Intelligent
Available in various formats including ‘analogue addressable’ and ‘distributed intelligence’. In the past only used for large buildings, intelligent fire alarm systems are now becoming cost effective even for smaller premises, and are gradually replacing conventional types. All devices are connected to one or more wiring loops, and each device reports individually to the panel, so the system can indicate the individual device causing the alarm. Intelligent systems have many other benefits, including simplified installation, increased flexibility and event history recording.

Radio / Wireless
One of the main benefits of radio fire alarm systems is that they reduce the need to run cables to each individual device. This means they are ideally suited to listed buildings, temporary installations, building sites, and areas where asbestos is a problem. See our wirefree page for more information.

Another benefit of radio fire alarm systems is the reduced installation times, which drastically reduces the down-time for each area of the building. This can make radio fire alarm systems more cost effective, especially in the tourism sector; i.e. a hotel will not have to lose revenue by closing rooms or floors while the installation of a fire alarm system is taking place.

All Radio Fire Alarm Systems now use their own dedicated communication frequency, and as a result are totally reliable. Most wireless alarm systems are now indistinguishable from their hard-wired equivalents in day to day usage.

We can test and maintain existing systems, whatever your fire alarm requirements, we can help you today. Call us for a free site survey on 0800 378 676 or leave your details on our website and a member of our team will be in touch.

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