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Fire Alarms & Fire Alarm Systems

A fire alarm system is designed to detect the unwanted presence of fire by monitoring environmental changes. In general, a fire alarm system is either classified as automatic, manually activated, or both. Fire alarms can be used to notify people to evacuate in the event of a fire or other emergency through Fire Alarm Sounders, to summon emergency services, and to prepare the structure and associated systems to control the spread of fire and smoke.

Manufactures of fire alarm systems also produce a range of fire alarm ancillaries suitable for use with most manufacturers’ fire alarms and fire alarm control panels. Fire alarm ancillaries range from low-cost remote LED indicators and general purpose relays to four zone sounder circuit extenders, vibrating pads and ancillary equipment boxes.

Manual fire alarm call points are devices that enable people to raise a fire alarm in the event of a fire incident by pressing or breaking an element to activate the fire alarm system.

All fire alarm systems need a source of power. Power Supplier Units for fire alarm systems need to be user and installer friendly and in most European countries, fire legislation states that all power supplier units must comply with EN54-4/A2.