Fire Alarms

Arco Electrical Engineering Ltd can offer both conventional and addressable systems.

Conventional systems

This is the usual choice for very small systems or where budget constraints apply. Conventional systems have been around for many years, and are a well-proven, dependable technology.
All the intelligence resides within the control panel. Detectors and break glass units are connected together on a single run of cable for each zone or area. When the panel detects a resistance change, through activation of a detector or call point, a zone latches into fire and the sounders or bells are triggered.

Arco Engineering Fire Alarms
Arco Engineering Fire Alarms

Analogue addressable systems

These are advanced, flexible, reliable detection systems. Exact fire location is determined immediately as each individual detector has a unique address to show its exact position. False alarms are reduced, and real alarms detected sooner by advanced filtering techniques on individual detectors. Zoning is done on a software level and therefore is independent of cable paths.

For new commercial premises, fire detection systems have to be installed to ensure fire certification is approved and the building will be allowed to be opened. Arco Engineering Ltd install all Fire Alarms to I.S. 3218: 2012 this is the standard that controls the design, installation and servicing of systems. It is the law that fire alarms must be serviced by a competent company every quarter, ie every 3 months.
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