Buying Fire Alarms, Pt.3: Types of Fire Alarms

Buying Fire Alarms, Pt.3: Types of Fire Alarms

There are many different types of fire alarms. When it comes to upgrading your company’s fire protection measures, you shouldn’t rush through the process.

There are many different types of fire alarms. When it comes to upgrading your company’s fire protection measures, you shouldn’t rush through the process. Although it is crucial, something that you can’t overlook is how safe your building will be. You will want to be sure you make the right decision. 

Addressable Systems 

One of the most popular innovations in fire protection today involves the installation and modification of addressable fire alarm systems. Circuit cards connect every component in the system to one identifying address. This identifying address is similar to the IP address that all of the computers and other Internet-enabled devices in your office depend on. This address allows responders to locate the source of the fire as soon as it starts. The wiring loop is based at the control panel, which must be kept safe from any interference or tampering. 

Larger buildings and campuses must have addressable fire alarm systems to help ensure the highest possible levels of fire safety and security. That said, smaller businesses shouldn’t shy away from implementing them as well. 

Reasons to Consider Addressable Systems 

First of all, it’s worth noting that addressable fire alarm systems have centralized controls. From one panel, you will be able to track the status of all the fire alarms connected to the central hub. Thus, you will know whenever anything needs inspection or maintenance. Then there is a feature called pre-alarm warning. Why is this so useful? Your employees will be able to look at the problem and decide if a false alarm is coming. That way, your workday won’t be interrupted unless it is necessary. Another attractive feature of these systems is that they are surprisingly simple to maintain and upgrade as time goes by; new components can be added to the systems without the need for new wiring placements. This also means that every system is customizable to meet different needs in different areas. 

Conventional Systems 

Conventional systems are always being upgraded to continue being useful. Don’t think that they are obsolete just because they are the more familiar type of fire alarm. These systems work best in small zones, which means that larger facilities wouldn’t be the ideal place for them. 

Fire Protection Services from Fireline

Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your commercial property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and property from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our superb customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are located in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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