Conventional | Intelligent | Radio | Video
A properly designed and maintained fire alarm system is something you will never notice until it is needed – it will quietly and efficiently protect you, your staff and your property without any fuss. Argos Fire are your ideal partner for cost-effective fire protection systems maintenance – why not challenge us to effectively maintain yours? We are experts in our field and can maintain ANY fire alarm system. We also work as a subcontractor to numerous other companies right across the South West – see our subcontracting page for more information.
Do you need a simple low-cost fire alarm to meet new legislation? Or a system with very low false alarm rates for multiple dwellings? How about a radio-controlled fire alarm system with no wiring that can be fitted in a day? We also supply a range of site fire alarms for construction sites – see our site alarms page.
Argos Fire Protection Ltd cover the whole of the South West of England from our head office in Exeter. We have specialist Fire Alarm engineers based all over the South West covering St Ives & West Cornwall, Truro & Mid/North Cornwall, Plymouth & East Cornwall, Torbay (Torquay/Paignton/Brixham), Newton Abbot & Totnes, Exeter, Somerset & North Devon, Dorset & East Devon, Bristol & South Wales.
We design, install, commission and maintain a huge variety of fire alarm systems. Our engineers have installed and maintained fire alarm systems ranging in size from a small shop unit with two ‘break glass’ manual call points, to a large hospital complex with over forty interlinked control panels, as well as radio fire alarm systems in grade one and grade two listed buildings.
Whatever your fire alarm requirements, we can help. Use the form on the right to contact us for friendly impartial advice.
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.
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 that 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 that 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. See our wirefree page for more information.