Commercial fire alarm systems are designed to protect businesses and their customers from fire. The monitored alarm system packages, includes smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and emergency communication equipment.
Types Of Commercial Fire Alarm Systems
There are three types of commercial fire alarm systems: manual, automatic, and dual systems. Manual systems use rotary dials or switches to activate the alarm. Automatic systems use sensors to detect fires and activate the alarm. Dual system systems use both manual and automatic activation.
The most common type of commercial fire alarm system is an automatic system. Automatic systems are more likely to detect a fire and activate the alarm faster than a manual system, which can save lives.
The main downside to automatic systems is that they can be less reliable in detecting small fires. If you have a small kitchen stove that doesn't generate much heat, an automatic system may not activate the alarm until there's a large fire. This can lead to survivals where people might have time to get out of the building if they're alerted in time.
Dual system alarms are popular among high-rise buildings because they are more likely to detect fires in different sections of the building simultaneously. This allows firefighters to arrive at the scene faster and avoid life-threatening delays caused by separate manual and automatic activation alarms.
There are a variety of other types of commercial fire alarm systems, but the three most common are automatic, dual system and manual.