There are many types of fire alarm systems available, each suited to different building types and applications. Therefore it is vital that the system is designed to meet the specific needs of the property.
A fire alarm system can vary dramatically in both price and complexity, from a single panel with a detector and sounder in a small commercial property to an addressable fire alarm system in a multi-occupancy building. Systems have to be to designed, installed and maintained to the correct standard to ensure you have the correct protection for both the building and it's occupants.
The system categories defined in BS 5839-1 are :
M- manual system, no automatic fire detectors so the building is fitted with call points and sounders.
L - Automatic Systems intended for the protection of life.
Life systems are further subdivided
L1 - systems installed throughout the all areas of the building.
L2 - systems installed only in defined parts of the building
L3 - system installed to give warning of a fire in sufficient time to all occupants to escape other than possibly those in the room of the origin of the fire.
L4 - systems installed in those parts of the escape routes comprising circulation areas.
L5 - systems installed to satisfy specific fire safety objectives.
P - Automatic Systems intended for the protection of property
Property systems are further subdivided
P1 - systems installed throughout the all areas of the building.
P2 - systems installed in defined parts of the building.
Dual-Stream's fully trained professionals will ensure you have a fully risk assessed fire detection and alarm system that is designed specifically for your needs and is installed and maintained to the highest standard.
We provide an end-to-end service including design, installation and commissioning to BS 5839-1 standard, supported with a comprehensive service offering and 24-hour call desk.
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