Conventional systems consist of a central control panel with a number of detectors on each zone.

This means that if a detector is activated someone needs to go and investigate exactly which detector has operated. It is not possible to find out how clean or dirty a particular detector is at any one time.

This means that all detectors are usually treated similarly when being cleaned or recalibrated.


Addressable systems consist of one continuous cable in and out of the panel onto which are connected a number of detectors. Each detector is given a descriptive text and allocated a zone.

This means that the panel is capable of giving the exact description of the detector to activate. Additionally it is possible not only to find out which detector is due for replacement due to dust etc, but the offending detector will give a pre alarm indicating a possible future problem.


Wireless Fire Detection is available for those premises where surface cabling or listed status prevents the running of cables as both the systems above require Classification.

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