A fire alarm system has a number of devices working together to detect and warn people through visual and audio appliances when smoke, fire, carbon monoxide or other emergencies are present. These alarms may be activated automatically from smoke detectors, and heat detectors or may also be activated via manual fire alarm activation devices such as manual call points or pull stations.
Emergency Evacuation Systems is to provide an early warning system for implementing emergency action and to give employees time to safely escape a building or area in the event of an emergency situation.
A range of Aspirating Smoke Detection, also known as Air Sampling Detection (ASD) systems can detect fires at a very early stage, often before visible smoldering takes place, before an open fire occurs and before intense smoke develops. ASD can detect fires significantly faster than point or beam smoke detectors enabling a fast response to the first signs of smoke. This early detection is particular vital to mission critical and high-risk applications.
Selecting, designing and commissioning a VA/PA system can be complicated. At Honeywell we have a team of experts that will help you build the most suitable system for your building. The first step is to decide exactly what type of VA/PA system you’ll need. This will largely depend on the size and complexity of your building. The following three types of systems are available that start from small ‘Stand Alone’ packages suitable for single storey buildings such as shops and offices and move up to custom made ‘Networked Systems’ that will consist of a number of systems linked together for large structures such as exhibition halls and airports.