CML SECURITY


 

FIRE ALARMS 

 

If I Have Smoke Detectors Why Do I Need a Fire System?

There are two major categories of fire alarms: self-contained units, as exemplified by the single-station residential smoke detector unit (battery-operated or hard-wired to building electrical power) which produces an alarm signal at the fixture itself when activated by an integral sensing device, and building-wide systems, integrated (often zoned) alarms whose local signals are remotely initiated, either automatically from detectors or manually from pull stations spread throughout a facility.

Fire detection is often available as part of a complete burglar alarm system. The smoke/heat detectors may be hardwired back to a control unit which can be used to activate a number of reporting devices. Wireless systems are also available.

This type of alarm system has many advantages to protect your life and property including:

  • The ability to summon the Fire Department for immediate action whether you are at home or away.
  • In a fire alarm system all the component are powered from a control panel that has backup battery power to operate the system in the event of a power failure.
  • If one fire sensor picks up a fire all of the notification devices activate to make sure that you know a fire has been detected. 

 

COMMERCIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Fire alarm systems for commercial businesses need to meet NFPA-72, the national code for commercial fire regulations. Unlike a residence, commercial fire alarms require specific control panels, smoke detectors, manual pull stations and sounding devices.

Fire alarm systems provide a reliable safety presence for your building, giving essential advance notice during a fire emergency. A fire alarm system is made up of detectors, sounders, and other equipment to alert building occupants of a possible fire. The system may have several types of audible and visible indicators to signal a problem.

Pull stations allow a building occupant to signal that a fire has been observed as they leave a building.  Manual pull stations are located according to specific standards in each of the paths that people normally use to exit a   building.

24 hour monitoring of your fire alarm signaling is just part of the service we provide. The intelligent systems we install have the ability to know when they need maintenance before the system experiences any trouble in its operation.

As of January 2003, all commercial buildings are required to have a Knox Box.

A Knox Box secures your premises keys for the Fire Department use ONLY. It eliminates the needless, costly forced entry damage to your doors. It allows immediate entry without delay or waiting for a key holder. Knox Boxes are available only through the Fire Inspector's Office.

 

New York State requires:

a yearly inspection to all public use and hazardous occupancies.

Commercial properties (apartment buildings with three or more apartments) are required to have their alarm and sprinkler systems checked every six months.

 

A variety  of equipment can be used to form a complete fire system including:

INITIATION DEVICES

· Heat Detectors

-fixed temperatures fusible element

linear detection/heat sensitive cable

rate of rise detector

rate compensation detector

· Smoke Detectors 

photoelectric

ionization

duct detectors

beam detectors

high sensitivity air sampling

· Optical Flame Detectors

ultraviolet (UV)

infrared (IR)

multi-spectral

· Manual Pull Stations

single action

double action

· Water flow Switches

tamper switches

 

NOTIFICATION DEVICES

 

· Public Address

·    Horn/Strobes Lights

·     Horns

·   Strobe Lights

·    Fire Bells

 

Commercial solutions provide you with the all of the power and versatility you need to satisfy virtually any commercial installation requirement—all from a single platform.  You’ll save time on installations, system programming and training.  
The platform includes models listed for commercial fire, commercial burglary and combination fire/burglary.
Our panels support up to eight partitions and 250 zones using multiple technologies.
Consistent programming methodologies and support for commercial solutions are easy to standardize on. With our full range of products—including control panels, keypads, and indoor and outdoor sensors you have more upgrade opportunities than ever.