What Makes Up a Commercial Fire Alarm System?
Commercial Fire Alarm Systems are comprised of the following:
The control panel monitors input from the attached devices, maintains system integrity, and sends out information back to the connected devices.
You have to have both a primary and secondary (backup) source of power for your commercial-grade system.
Initiating devices are the components that are responsible for the detection of the fire itself. There are two kinds of initiating devices. One is automatic, which are the detectors that can measure smoke, heat, C02, and flames. The second is manual, which requires a person to initiate them like a pulling station or alarm button.
Notification devices are responsible for alerting building occupants to the danger of a fire. There are different kinds of notification devices like sirens, speakers, and strobes (flashing lights).
Building safety interfaces are components that help a person exit a building safely like exit lighting, magnetic smoke door holders/retainers, and ventilation systems that pull toxic smoke from a building.
Other components include sprinklers, remote display panels, two-way communication devices, fire doors, and elevator recall functionality to send the cabs to the first floor of a building so emergency service personnel can access them. You can also integrate your Fire Alarm System into other building protection systems for advanced functionality.