Early Fire Detection & Rapid Evacuation Systems
Fire Alarms Maintenance
We provide a maintenance service for all your fire alarms at a competitive price.
Both conventional and addressable systems welcome.
The maintenance consists of 1 or 2 yearly visits depending on your budget and needs.
All call points, smoke and heat sensors tested individually
All Sounders/beacons tested.
Batteries tested. Panel operation also tested thoroughly to ensure our customers have no issues resetting their system.
This Service also includes 24hr coverage throughout the duration of the contract.
We install all categories of UK Fire Alarm Systems.
BS5839 - 1:2013 categorises Fire Alarm Systems as:
- "M" manual system (no automatic fire detectors so the building is fitted with call points and sounders)
- "L" Automatic Systems intended for the protection of life, and
- "P" Automatic Systems intended for the protection of property
When fire breaks out, every second counts. The earlier the fire can be detected and the faster you can get your people to safety, the lower the risks for your people, property and business.
Belfast Security Systems designs and installs fire alarm and detection systems, fire indicator panels and Emergency Warning and Intercommunication Systems (EWIS) that range from simple cost-effective manual systems through to large automated commercial or industrial solutions.
Fire Alarms & Notifications
Emergency warning and evacuation systems are a critical element of every fire safety system. These fire alarm systems are designed to notify building occupants and emergency public responders (either directly or via a monitoring service) in the event of an emergency. This procedure may be initiated automatically by a fire alarm system, fire sprinkler system or manually by a break glass call point.
The Emergency Warning Systems can be categorized as either:
- A Building Occupant Warning Systems (BOWS)
- A ‘Sound Systems and Intercom Systems for Emergency Purposes’, previously referred to as an Emergency Warning and Intercommunication System (EWIS)
An Emergency Warning System will consist of the following:
- A manual and automatic alarm activation
- An alert signal, which will include an audible signal, or a combination of audible and visible signals (lights/strobes) in areas of high noise. After a pre-determined period of time, the system will automatically switch to an ‘Evacuation’ signal.
- An evacuation signal, which will include an audible signal, or combination of audible and visible signals, along with automated voice messages instructing the necessary evacuation procedure.
- Ability to allow authorized Fire Wardens or emergency responders to take control and broadcast a verbal emergency public address to all or selected areas of the building via the PA loudspeakers.
- Ability to take manual control of the system if required by authorized Fire Wardens or emergency public responders
- Ability to communicate to one or more Wardens via the Warden Intercommunication Points – EWIS system only
The main point of difference between a Building Occupant Warning Systems and an Emergency Warning and Intercommunication System is the ability to engage in two-way communication via the Warden Intercommunication Points (WIPs). The Building Occupant Warning System does not have this functionality, whereas the Emergency Warning and Intercommunication System does.
The Building Code specifies that a Building Occupant Warning Systems needs to be provided when the code requires a smoke hazard management system to be installed in the building or when a required sprinkler system is installed in the building (which must also be connected to and be able to activate the Building Occupant Warning System).
A Sound System & Intercom System for emergency purposes (also known as a Emergency Warning and Intercommunication System) needs to be installed in instances where the building satisfies one of the following conditions:
- A building with an effective height of more than 25m
- A Class 3 building have a rise of 2 storeys or more and used as a residential part of a school or accommodation for the aged, children or people with disabilities
- A Class 3 building used as a residential aged care building
- A Class 9a building having a floor area of more than 1000m2 or rise of more than 2 storeys
- A Class 9b building used as a school and having a rise of more than 3 storeys or used as a theatre, public hall or the like having a floor area of more than 1000m2 or a rise of more than 2 storeys.
You can be assured of a quick and professional response.