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Arco Electrical Engineering Ltd can offer the installation and maintenance of both Conventional and Addressable Alarm 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.

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 enabling the opening of the building. Arco Engineering Ltd install all Fire Alarms to I.S. 3218: 2013. 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 on a quarterly basis, i.e every 3 months.