Conventional fire alarm systems are the entry level for most fire system requirements.

They will indicate a zone as an area in the building where the detector has been triggered (many detectors may be in this area) and usually operate the sounders for a full evacuation.

Fire Alarms


What is a conventional fire alarm?

Conventional fire alarm systems consist of manual call points, fire detectors, sounders, beacons, and other devices grouped into zones.

How does a conventional fire alarm work?

A conventional fire alarm system uses one or more circuits, connected to sensors wired in parallel. Each device is connected to the control panel with its own wire.  You will find one end of the wire connected to the device, and another connected to the control panel. 

What is the difference between a conventional and an addressable (intelligent) fire alarm?

The main difference between conventional and intelligent fire alarm systems is that with intelligent fire alarm systems, you can pinpoint exactly which device has been activated.  Conventional systems are not able to provide exact details of the event.

What are the advantages of a conventional fire alarm system?

The main advantage of the conventional fire alarm system is that they are cost effective for smaller businesses.

Ideal uses for conventional fire alarms include:

  • Small Offices
  • Schools & Nurseries
  • Shops
  • Restaurants
  • Small Hotels

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