Fire & Intrusion Alarm System

Fire alarm systems

Fire alarm systems

A Fire alarm system is a combination of a interlinked electric /electronic devices integrated to detect and alert on any incident of fire /smoke immediately on occurrence so that the measures for extinguishing the fire is taken at the earliest possible time to prevent loss of human life / material loss.

Fire alarm systems are mainly of 2 major types namely the conventional and the addressable systems. Some of the major differences are given below for better understanding of the 2 types of FAS.

ParameterConventional SystemsAddressable systems
Detectors Identification Detectors are identified zone wise Each and every individual detectors /devices have a unique address defined and the faults can be traced easily
Alarm threshold Alarm threshold levels setting for individual detectors not possible Different alarm threshold levels can be set individually for each detectors depending on the area of use
Pre alarm warning Pre alarm warning not available Pre Alarm warning available which allows to know the problems in advance and helps to take necessary action
Wiring Wired as separate circuit zone wise Can be wired in loops
Event log Basically not in-built System events are recorded in event log to take reports as per the requirement.
Programming Simple Programming Advanced programming options for programming the systems as per the user needs
Configuration Easy to configure zoned FAS Complicated to setup

Depending on the need and budget of the users the type of the FAS is selected and installed.

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