If you own a business, it’s important for you to do more than just install a fire alarm system in your commercial property. It’s also a good idea for you to understand the different components that make up your system. It’ll come in handy in the event you need to make repairs to your system over time. Here are some of the basic components found in a fire alarm system.
Fire alarm initiating devices
A fire alarm system is outfitted with initiating devices that are designed to detect the presence of fire, heat, and smoke. While every fire alarm system operates a little bit differently, most systems have some combination of heat detectors, CO2 detectors, and flame detectors. They also usually have manual initiating devices like pull stations and alarm buttons that people can use to notify others about a fire in a building.
Fire alarm notification devices
Once the initiating devices in a fire alarm system detect fire, heat, or smoke, the system will spring into action and let everyone inside a building know that a fire has started. The system will do it through the use of notification devices like bells, horns, strobe lights, and even voice evacuation messages.
Fire alarm control panels
Every fire alarm system has a control panel that allows the owner or operator of a building to manage the system. If a fire is detected, the control panel will indicate where the fire is located in most cases. The control panel can also be used to disable false alarms and to reprogram the fire alarm system over the years.
Fire alarm sprinklers
Not all fire alarms are equipped with sprinklers, but business owners do have the option of setting them up if they want. Sprinklers can help put out a fire once it has been detected by a fire alarm system.
Do you need to repair or replace any of the components in your fire alarm system? Life Safety Consultants carries a variety of fire alarm products, including heat detectors, horn strobes, power supplies, and more. Call us at 888-557-0558 today to order the parts that you need for your fire alarm system.