Most properties now have fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms fitted – but in most situations these domestic systems are not connected with other life saving devices throughout a property.
This may include telecare/warden call systems, commercial fire panels and fire suppression systems such as sprinklers and water mist systems. This can lead to a delay in taking the vital life saving action required.
The problem – In a block of flats, a domestic alarm system has been fitted inside the flats with a Fire Panel System in the communal areas. With the alarms standalone, the panel system will not pick up the fire until it has spread throughout the flat.
The solution – With an alarm integration tool fitted, such as the Ei414 Fire/CO Alarm Interface, the domestic system in each flat is linked to the Fire Panel System in the communal areas. This means if a fire is detected in a flat by the domestic alarms it will alert the panel system straight away and can action the building wide alarms in communal areas.