Fire Detection and alarm systems are designed to

Alarm systems use audible and sometimes flashing light signals in response to an activated fire detector. Alarm systems must take account of the Disability Discrimination Act to ensure that people with impaired vision and hearing are given the same level as people with unimpaired sight or hearing. Fire detection and alarm systems are usually integrated into a control panel to enable Fire Detectors to be continuously monitored. In this scenario, the location of an activated fire detector can be identified from the control panel allowing fire fighting measures to be implemented as quickly as possible

DACT Maintenance Alarm Receiving Centres can be linked via a telephone line to the control panel to provide remote monitoring. Fire detection and Alarm Systems designed and installed to meet the British Approval for Fire Equipment which will enable the ARC to summon an automatic response from the Fire Brigade.

Fire detection systems of various types can be used for activating alarm systems

  • Smoke detectors are designed around optical, ionisation or aspirating technologies with each one having different sensitivities to the various smoke compositions and densities that relate to different sources of combustion.
  • The 'Manual Call Point' where a glass fronted box is broken manually to activate an alarm.
  • Heat sensors that react to increases in temperatures.
Designed to:

  • Protect life by giving the occupants of buildings sufficient warning of an outbreak of fire, so they can evacuate safely.
  • Protect buildings and contents by summoning the Fire Brigade at the earliest opportunity.