Fire Alarm systems install and maintenance
Our Energy Fire & Security team are experts in the design, installation, commissioning, servicing and maintenance of fire alarm systems for businesses having operated in the sector for over 25 years.
We choose to install established tried and tested products from market-leading brands for their quality and reliability. Because of our reputable experience, T H WHITE is proud to be an approved Gent 24 System Integrator, specialising in design, supply and installation of Gent fire systems from Honeywell.
We also supply and install fire alarms and associated accessories from Advanced, Haes, Kentec, EMS, Hochiki and Apollo.
As fully accredited NSI Gold and BAFE installers and maintenance providers, we work to BS5839 standards and have designed for all sizes of client and types of job. We install and maintain wired and wireless conventional and addressable fire alarms in environments ranging from small single commercial units to large multi building sites within Schools, Offices, Manufacturing premises, Warehouses, Factories, Retail, Leisure and Restaurants to name a few sectors.
Types of Fire Alarm
Before we explore the types of fire alarms, it is necessary to understand how having one may help your business or premises. A fire alarm system has a number of devices working together to detect and warn people through visual and audio appliances when smoke, fire, carbon monoxide or other emergencies are present. These may be activated using manual call points or pull stations or automatically from smoke detectors, heat detectors and sound bells, sounders, horns, speaker or strobes which warns people inside the building to evacuate.
Our Energy, Fire & Security team delivers and maintains conventional and addressable fire alarms with two main options
- Wired fire alarm systems
- Wireless fire alarm systems
When choosing a new fire alarm system for your business premises, one of the decisions to be made is whether to have a wired or wireless fire alarm system. Wired fire alarm systems use cabling to transmit signals between devices and the fire control panel. Wireless systems transmit signals through a radio frequency.
Wired vs. Wireless
Both systems have different benefits and which one you choose depends on the type of building. Wireless systems tend to be more favourable in buildings where appearance matters, such as listed and historical buildings, or difficult to cable. Wired systems are more common and typically more cost effective and reliable. More details of the pros and cons of each system are outlined below.
T H WHITE will work with you to decide on the best option for your business.
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