in the event of an alert, the fire alarm panel identifies the zone, but not the precise area
most suitable for smaller or lower risk environments
Addressable Fire Alarm
Also called “intelligent systems” each individual device has its own unique electronic address
If one activates, the fire alarm panel tells you precisely where the problem is
most suitable for larger or higher risk environments –I.E. schools, care homes, hospitals
Wireless Fire Alarm
uses a secure wireless link between the sensors and the fire alarm panel
typically works like an addressable system, just without the wires
most suitable for premises such as historic buildings where cables are intrusive
Hybrid Radio Fire Systems
Hybrid fire systems combine hard-wired and wireless, radio technologies under a single control regime.
Typically they are used where new system suits the combination of wired and wireless technologies.
The advantage of this system is when buildings can’t be tampered with to be wired (not structurally possible, not allowed, too costly) or regulatory demands for running (additional) wiring at a site are too costly.