Components of a Fire Alarm System
- Fire Alarm Control Panel – The core of your fire alarm system is the control panel. It acts as the brains of the system, sending signals and allowing various devices to communicate with one another. From here, an alarm or other important signal will be sent to our monitoring center, where a skilled representative will respond immediately to the emergency and dispatch.
- Initiating Devices – Equipment that senses a fire and sends a signal are initiating devices. Automatically actuated devices will continuously operate without the need for human interaction. These are your smoke detectors, fire/heat detectors and water flow detectors in sprinkler systems. In contrast, there are also manually actuated devices, which notify of an emergency with human input. This includes pull stations, glass break stations and the like. Code requirements may dictate what devices your property needs and where they go.
- Notification – Devices Lights, sirens, and other alarms that go off when a fire is detected are all notification devices. Often these devices serve multiple functions, such as strobe lights with built-in speakers that play a recorded message or live audio to instruct occupants on what to do. Notification devices play as critical of a role as initiating devices, alerting people to an event, and saving lives.
24/7 Professional Fire Monitoring
Our Five Diamond rated monitoring center provides continuous protection in the event of a fire or other emergency. Alarm monitoring is critical to any fire detection system, and our highly trained monitoring reps are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whether your property is occupied or not, you can rest easy that our central station responds quickly, getting first responders on the scene as soon as possible.
Fire Alarm Testing and Inspection
Fire protection and prevention is critical in any commercial building. But no matter your investment in a quality fire safety, fire hazards can still be present. That is why it’s so important to have a top-notch fire alarm system with regular maintenance and testing.
Testing fire alarms ensures that all components are in working order. Smoke detectors, pull stations, horns and strobes are all aspects of a complete fire alarm system, and each one must be fully functioning for fire detection to properly work when an emergency happens. Other components like fire doors, elevators, and emergency shutdown equipment also must be considered and tested.
Inspections play an important part in keeping fire alarm systems functional. Depending on the age of the system, inspections can reveal where systems may start to falter or reveal underlying problems. Humidity, corrosion, changes in temperature and voltage issues are several problems that may start to appear in a system that’s over five years old. Keeping these issues from coming up is what All Systems Integrated is here for. We plan, install, and test your fire alarm systems to keep them up to code and working order.