What Are the Types of Fire Alarms?
Fire alarm systems can be broken down into three basic categories:
- Traditional: Traditional or conventional alarm systems have been around for decades and are still frequently installed in homes and smaller commercial facilities. They work by dividing the structure into zones featuring detection components that are hard-wired into a control panel. The biggest issue with conventional systems is that they cannot indicate the specific component that’s triggering the alarm, making it difficult to pinpoint the fire’s exact location.
- Addressable: Addressable systems represent a significant upgrade in fire alarm technology. An addressable fire alarm offers one important advantage over a traditional system: the detection components are equipped with individual identifiers that indicate the exact location by display on the control panel, making it easy to target the fire’s origin.
- Wireless: Wireless systems operate via battery power, eliminating the need for wires or cables to connect the control panel to the detection devices. This provides greater design and installation flexibility than a hard-wired system. However, the wireless technology makes these the most expensive type of fire alarm system.
Fire Alarms for Homes and Businesses in Arizona
Selecting a new fire alarm system for your home or business can be a difficult, confusing task these days. Rapid advancements in fire alarm technology in recent years has led to the development of innovative, multifunctional systems that can detect fire and smoke more quickly and efficiently than ever.
It takes a careful evaluation of each system to choose the one that meets your unique fire protection needs and fits your budget. It’s also important to ensure the system meets all applicable fire codes in your area.
Titan Alarm Inc. Can Help You Choose the Right Fire Alarm
Titan Alarm Inc. is your one-stop headquarters in the Arizona area for a wide selection of fire alarm systems from leading manufacturers. We also have the expertise to help you determine which system type will work best in your home or commercial building. Our services include complete system design and installation — and you can always count on us for prompt, reliable system maintenance, testing and inspection.
Contact us to schedule a no-obligation fire alarm system consultation today.