Fire, whether in a home or a business premises can be catastrophic. Not only to property and equipment but more importantly to life! Unfortunately these disasters can occur unexpectedly. Our expert knowledge ensures that our fire alarm installation services are bespoke to a building/customer’s requirements. This gives you piece of mind that if the worst was to happen, everyone in the building is made aware, allowing them to exit the premises in good time to stay safe and sound.
Fire Alarm Installation
CHESHIRE FIRE ALARM INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE SPECIALISTS
Taking pride in your protection.
Our team have been specializing in Fire and Security solutions throughout Cheshire for over 15 years. This knowledge and specialist expertise means that we can offer the right system for you. As with anything, there are many different options depending on what your business or home requires, please see below some of the different options we can offer. If you’re unsure, our experts can arrange a free site audit to ensure you’re making the right choice.
TWO-WIRE FIRE ALARMS CHESHIRE
Designed for smaller operations, two-wire fire alarm systems are based on standard conventional system technology. In a two-wire system, the detectors, call points and alarm devices for each zone are wired on the same set of two-core zone cables back to the control panel. This enables it to use a single circuit per zone both for detection and to power the sounders or sirens. Although two-wire systems cost more to purchase than four-wire, they are quicker, more flexible and less expensive to install. Two-wire systems also provide more flexibility in operation. They have additional functionality, such as fault conditions, isolation, and detector recognition.
CONVENTIONAL FIRE ALARM INSTALLATION
Conventional, or four-wire, fire alarms have been extensively used in smaller properties such as shops and restaurants for many years. Less expensive to purchase than other types of alarm system, they work by dividing the building into a number of detection zones. The detectors and call points within each zone are hardwired on dedicated circuits to the control panel. There may be multiple detectors on a single zone. A separate two-core, fire-protected cable for each alarm sounder or bell is needed because they are wired to different loops. If a detector is activated, the control panel identifies the circuit that contains the triggered device and indicates the zone from which the alarm has originated. As a result the area then has to be manually searched to pinpoint the individual device.
ANALOGUE-ADDRESSABLE FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS
Analogue-addressable fire alarm systems give details on individual detectors. Whereas conventional systems only give information about specific circuits or zones. Addressable or “intelligent” fire alarm systems are designed for large commercial premises and more complex networked systems. They are much more expensive and more complicated than conventional two or four-wire systems, having increased flexibility, intelligence, speed of identification, and scope of control. In addressable systems, different types of initiating devices are wired in one or more single loops around the premises. This requires less cabling than conventional systems, with each detector or call point having its own unique address. The fire control panel receives information and status reports from each device. It then indicates its exact location if there is a fire, fault, smoke, heat, or contamination.
ASPIRATING SMOKE DETECTION SYSTEMS
Technically a detection solution. Aspirating smoke detection systems are extremely sensitive and can detect very small or smouldering fires far quicker than other systems. Aspirating systems use a fan to draw in air from around a building via a network of sampling pipes and sampling holes. The air is then passed through a highly sensitive precision detector that analyses it and generates warning signals of potential fire when it detects smoke particles. Expensive to install and maintain, these systems are highly sensitive and can detect cool smoke that does not rise to the ceiling. They can also detect smouldering fires and particles given off by overloaded electrical cables. They are therefore especially useful where early warning is essential.
WIRELESS FIRE ALARMS
These are more expensive to buy, but more flexible, cheaper, and much quicker to install. Wireless or battery-powered radio-linked fire alarm systems provide just as much protection as conventional wired systems. They are useful when wired installations are not suitable (such as in grade-listed properties where wiring may be prohibited). There are no cables between the detection devices and the control panel, doing away with the need for long-term cable tests. Wireless systems need to comply with EN54-25 standard. Increasingly sophisticated, today’s wireless fire alarm systems are much more reliable than those that originated in the 1980s. They have multi-frequency links to eliminate signal blocking and collision, allowing a high margin of signal strength to be maintained.
FIRE ALARM INSTALLATION CHESHIRE
Grow your system to keep up with requirements
You may already have a fire alarm system in place, but we understand how much business and offices can change. We offer adding additional detection to existing systems for new offices or within an existing workspace. We are equipped for moving, removing and adding devices or can offer a full fire alarm installation to business and residential customers. This is all fully bespoke to your personal requirements.
FIRE ALARM MAINTENANCE CHESHIRE
Having a fire detection and alarm system in place is of no use if it is not in full working order. They need to be regularly maintained in accordance with BS5839. That’s why Blue Spot Fire & Security are on hand to provide effective and regular fire alarm maintenance to all our customers. Ensuring your fire alarm system is maintained regularly is the best way to ensure that safety is maintained across all premises. Compliance with current fire safety legislation is assured.
Our expert technicians can carry out regular contracted or one-off testing, inspection and repairs. This is available for all types of fire detection and alarm systems. Fire alarm maintenance is a legal requirement. At Blue Spot Fire & Security we provide a 24-hour callout service for our customers to make sure that your system is fixed in the event of a failure. For more information about our fire alarm maintenance contracts or one-off service get in touch today.