All fire alarm systems work on the same basic principle. If a detector detects smoke or heat, or somebody operates a break-glass unit, then alarm sounders operate to warn occupants in the premises there may be a fire and to evacuate.
The choice of system depends on the building structure, the usage and purpose of the building and any current regulations. In new or altered buildings, the local building control is the enforcement body. All non-domestic buildings are subject to The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the Responsible Person, as defined in the order, has to conduct a fire risk assessment (FRA). The results of this FRA will help towards deciding the appropriate standards required to provide a sufficiently safe solution for the premises in question.
If you’re looking for full design & installation of a new system or the results of your FRA suggests your current fire alarm system is no longer fit for purpose, contact us to arrange a site visit.