Automatic fire detection and alarm systems are designed to warn building occupants of a fire situation. These systems generally use smoke or thermal detectors to detect the outbreak of fire and to alert building occupants and the fire brigade.
Single station residential smoke alarms, as installed in most homes, are the simplest system for detecting a fire and warning the building occupants.
The time between the outbreak of fire and the commencement of firefighting is the single most important factor in fire control and can be effectively reduced by having the system monitored, which is conducted by accredited companies with direct contact to the fire brigade.
It is important that Fire Alarm Systems are able to be heard throughout the entire building. To achieve this, they are often connected to Occupant Warning System (OWS) and Evacuation Warning Intercommunication Systems (EWIS), which sound alarm signals throughout the building when the detection has been activated. These systems can also support a Public Address (PA) capability.
Addressable Fire Panels can identify exactly where the fire in the building is located; and Conventional Fire Panels identify the zone or area where the fire is located.
Unfortunately, you can’t tell if your Fire Alarm System is fully operational by simply looking at it; and as with other system electronics and components they can degrade over time and compromise the system’s operation. Dust, dirt, and other contaminants can cause problems with smoke detectors. Vandalism, remodelling and improper maintenance procedures can also damage fire protection equipment.
Dynamick Fire Installations can provide you with testing, inspection and maintenance in accordance with Australian Standards 1851 monthly, six-monthly & yearly testing depending on site specific requirements.
Regular maintenance can assure you that your Fire Alarm System can operate at optimum performance, as well as reduce expenses by preventing unbudgeted emergency repairs and costly false alarms.