Fire Alarm & Public Address Systems are normally provided in high rise buildings, apartments, commercial complexes, business establishments, Hospitals, Villas to alert the occupants of the fire hazard which can happen at any given time.
Fire Alarm Panels provide us an early warning about the fires and smoke with the help of the smoke detectors installed in the buildings.Sooner the Smoke Detector's sense the smoke, Fire Alarm Panels triggers the hooter's which sounds an alarm of an emergency to evacuate the building.
Fire Alarm Panels are connected to the Manual Call Point's and Hooters which is fixed in each floor landing of the buildings.
The built in Public Address System is used to inform the occupants of each floor to evacuate from the building safely.
Public Address System is normally connected to the Amplifier, Console and Public Address Speaker. With the help of the console we will be in position to communicate from the Ground floor to the upper floors and also listen from the upper floors to the Ground floor.
An automatic fire alarm system is designed to detect the unwanted presence of fire by monitoring environmental changes associated with combustion In general, a fire alarm system is classified as either automatically actuated, manually actuated, or both. Automatic fire alarm systems can be used to notify people to evacuate in the event of a fire or other emergency, to summon emergency services, and to prepare the structure and associated systems to control the spread of fire and smoke.
There are Conventional and Addressable Control Panels which can be installed based on the requirement of the project.
Fire Alarm Control Panel:
This comprises, the hub of the system, monitors inputs and system integrity, controls outputs and relays information.
Commonly the non-switched 240 Volt Alternating Current source supplied from a commercial power utility. In non-residential applications. commonly consisting of sealed lead-acid storage batteries or other emergency sources including generators, is used to supply energy in the event of a primary power failure.
Fire Initiating Devices
§ Manually actuated devices;
§ Break glass units, Manual call points constructed to be readily located (near the exits), at every
§ landing of every floor which identified, and operated.
§ Smoke detectors are fixed at each floor of an Apartment, Villas, Hotels, Hospitals, Commercial
§ Complexes, Electrical rooms and other areas, they initiate the Fire Alarm Hooters as soon as they
§ detect the change in temperature due to the presence of smoke and heat.