Control Equipment

We specify, supply and install a wide variety of fire system control equipment appropriate to the premises and risk.Alarm control equipment

Fire system control and indicating equipment performs three main functions:

  • Automatic monitoring and control of circuits external to the equipment, such as fire detection and fire alarm device circuits and the electrical supply to these circuits.
  • Indication of fire signals, fault signals and their locations.
  • Manual control to facilitate actions such as testing, disablement of devices, triggering of fire signals, silencing of audible fire warnings and resetting the system after a fire signal.

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As these functions are required by different people at different times, they do not necessarily need to be provided at a single location. For example, according to the premises, fault indication may be needed by a site engineer who does not need detailed information on fire signals, whereas accurate information on the location of a fire is essential to the fire service who may not need specific details about system faults. In small premises, however, these would normally all be housed in a single enclosure.

Modern fire panels can vary greatly from small, single panelled systems to large multi panelled interlinked systems (networks).

The siting of the control panel must enable access by both staff and firefighters. It should also be accessible for routine fire alarm maintenance in an area sufficient ambient light and low ambient noise.

It should also be in an area of low fire hazard so it is unlikely to be affected by a fire before adequate warning can be given.

In category L and P systems, the control panel should be protected by automatic fire detection, unless there is a very low level of fire hazard or it is in a continuously manned area.