How To Properly Upgrade Fire Alarm Systems On Campus

Emergency Management systems are becoming more and more crucial to school campuses during a time of new construction and increased safety vulnerability for students.

One way school campuses can increase safety is to upgrade fire alarm systems and incorporate a mass notification system into the latest fire alarm systems.

When upgrading fire alarm systems on school campuses, the old features of the current fire alarm systems must seamlessly communicate with the new equipment of the latest fire alarm systems.

Most new fire alarm systems include an audio component to alert those on campus of important public safety information as well as emergency alerts.

The latest fire alarm systems installed on school campuses identify a variety of emergency issues such as smoke detector activations and water flow levels from sprinklers.

Older fire alarm systems did not have the capability to identify what triggered a fire alarm off nor did older fire alarm systems have mass notifications that verbally alerted building occupants to evacuate. The older fire alarm systems could only alert people of an emergency by setting off horns and strobes to exit the building.

When upgrading your fire alarm systems, it is best to go for combo system setup. What is a combo system setup?

A combo system combines old fire alarm systems with new fire alarm systems to create basic fire alarm data. This is a very affordable method of upgrading your fire alarm systems.

However the combo system does not specifically identify the cause of a fire alarm alert.

If you prefer a fire alarm system that will identify the cause of the sounding off the alarm system and helps first responders quickly locate a fire, install proprietary systems.

Proprietary systems authorize a variety of fire alarm systems/ emergency systems to communicate with each other. Best of all proprietary systems can collect and process more data than combo systems; the cost of training and maintenance are also more affordable.

When installing proprietary systems, standardize the system by installing a single line of equipment from Fireline Corporation.

Fireline Corporation has fire alarm systems and mass notification systems that will prevent fire disasters and save lives by directing people on what to do during an emergency.

Fireline Corporation is here to install fire alarm systems and mass notification systems that protect life, property and your institution’s reputation.

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Source: http://www.campussafetymagazine.com/Channel/Emergency-Management/articles/2011/01/Can-We-Talk.aspx

http://www.csaaul.org/2011FireAlarmBookONLINE.pdf

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