Fire-Alarm System

Fire-Alarm System

 

a system of devices for detecting a fire and reporting its location. A fire-alarm system includes fire detectors, receiving equipment, communication lines, and power packs. Fire detectors are devices that transmit an electric fire-alarm signal to a fire station. They can be switched on manually and can automatically react to the heat, smoke, or light of a fire. The fire-alarm system receives signals from fire detectors and indicates the source of the signal according to a numerical code. It acoustically signals that it has received an alarm signal, switches on automated fire protection equipment by remote control, and alerts the fire station. Fire detectors may be part of a protective system, in which case the system is called a protective fire-alarm system.

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Contract notice: Fire-alarm system installation work
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That's right--the truth is that your fire-alarm system should be replaced or upgraded periodically.
In addition, laws that apply to fire-alarm systems can dramatically impact what comprises a fire-alarm system.
The most important thing you can do for your building and its occupants is to perform the proper inspection, testing, and maintenance of the fire-alarm system.
It doesn't happen often, but changes in state and federal laws can have far-reaching effects on the make-up of a fire-alarm system.
Knowledge of changes to the codes that affect your fire-alarm system can help you better prepare and budget for the possible cost increases associated with them.
The end result is often the development of an incohesive system--or worse: fire-alarm system failure, a potentially fatal situation that no one can afford to face.
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Beyond this, the most effective way to avoid creating an incohesive system is to develop a master plan for your fire-alarm system.
Once armed with as-builts, contractors are better equipped to make logical decisions in determining the best way to expand on an existing fire-alarm system.
Know about changes in building and fire-alarm system codes.