10Jul 2013
by The Safety Centre

School Fire Alarms – BS5839 Compliant

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Here you will find hundreds of products suitable for school fire alarms. It is important that suitable fire alarm systems are installed within schools to protect the occupants of the building, and also the property. Within the UK, School Fire Alarms should be designed to the recommendations of BS5839.

School Fire Alarms

Analogue Addressable Fire Alarms for Schools

We have several analogue addressable fire alarm systems suitable for use within school buildings. These types of fire alarm systems are more suited to medium to large sized school buildings. The benefits of these systems are that they can be wired in loop circuits. This makes them very efficient for larger fire alarm installations.

The devices on these systems are also addressable, meaning that each device can be allocated a unique address number on the system. Against this address number, a location text can be given against it at the panel position helping users understand the alarm layout.  In turn, this allows much faster identification of fire alarm activations and fault indications on the system. This is because the text on the panel describes exactly where device is located.

Conventional School Fire Alarms

In smaller school and educational buildings, a conventional fire alarm system may be more cost effective to install. Conventional fire alarm systems are suitable for smaller schools as the equipment is less intelligent and generally cheaper than analogue addressable fire system equipment. it’s worth noting that although the software is less intelligent, it is not a compromise on safety. It merely means that you have processing pwoer that you use, rather than a lot of power that would go unused.

These systems consist of zone circuits and sounder circuits which must be wired seperately. The panels for these systems are typically available in 2, 4 and 8 zones.

Wireless School Fire Alarms

A good proportion of the UK’s school building stock dates between the victorian period to the 1960’s. These buildings obviously throw up their unique challenges., and hard wiring might not be an option. In schools where hard-wired fire alarm system installations may be difficult, it may be easier to install a wireless fire alarm system.

These systems feature battery powered devices which do not have to be physically connected with cable to the main fire alarm control panels. The devices communicate wirelessly with the main control panel using radio technology. We have system featured within our webshop which are BS5839 compliant and suitable for installation within school.

If you are looking to source fire alarms for a new school development, then we have the capabilities to supply various fire safety equipment. If you would like more information on Fire Alarms or equipment suitable for a school or building, then please contact us.

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