In school, we all had days on which the fire alarm systems of our school buildings were tested. Fire drills are on odd diversion for kids, and the purpose of a fire alarm is not readily apparent to kids every time one happens. This is because the appliances that seem most obvious with regards to fire alarm systems do necessarily indicate the complexity of the average system. Indeed, the workings beneath the surface are often the most important, and are aspects of the fire protection system that are sometimes unique to a given facility. At Fire Protection Group, Inc. we make it our business to know every detail of these fire protection systems, so you don't have to.
Power supply is usually a redundant system with a main power supply coming from the building's normal energy supplier. There is also a backup power supply in most cases. Backup generators from Fire Protection Group, Inc. are a major part of our business. Next there are two parts of the system everyone knows, even if the names aren't recognizable: the initiation devices, and the notification devices. The initiation devices can be automatic, or manual, such as a pull station that can be pulled. After your fire alarm installation, your notification devices will usually be horns and strobes.
Two of the most complex parts of most fire alarm systems, however, are the control panel and system that interfaces the fire alarm panel with the initiating devices. The control panel is like a fire protection system's "brain" forming the central computing element of the whole system, monitoring, initiating, and recording 24 hours a day. The interfacing of fire alarm panel with the initiating devices in most fire alarm systems is often computerized. They make it possible for instance, for the control panel to instruct the elevators about what to do in case of a fire.
When you need one or all of these elements to be changed in your building, be selective about your fire alarm companies. Fire Protection Group, Inc. is here to serve. If you have any questions, or you’d like more information about fire protection, contact us by email or by calling (888)732-4200.