Addressable Fire Alarm System

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What is an Addressable Fire System?

An addressable fire system is a system that uses a digital communication method by which a control unit or panel can identify a specific detection device or module that is sending signals, thanks to an identification number that is configured in each in addition, these systems normally use the same means to transmit the data and the detector's power supply.

Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panels:

Our fire alarm control panel supports up to 250 devices on its loop. Manufactured with a modern design and developed with high technology, it has automatic double voltage, one year warranty and the possibility of installation in classes A or B. It is compatible only with the addressable devices of the 520 lines, such as actuators, detectors and sirens.

Surge protection    

It has a device that protects the system against surges in the loops, at the siren output and at the power supply, usually caused by lightning discharges in the electrical power network.

Efficient installation

Its unique cabinet and perforated mold make installation easy. In addition, the control panel has an exclusive free programming software for access through the laptop, ensuring more ease and agility in the configuration and operation of the control panel.

Internal battery and switched source

Thanks to its internal 24 V battery, it can be installed with a smaller section (gauge) cable. This ensures a lower investment in the purchase of the cable and more autonomy if the power grid fails. In addition, the control panel has a switching power supply that increases the performance and efficiency of the product, eliminating the need to select the supply voltage at the control panel.

Ideal for large environments

Being an addressable control panel, it is perfectly adapted to large environments, identifying the precise point of the start of the fire by assigning an address to each device.

Conventional or Addressable Fire Detection ... Which is Better?

Choosing the right fire alarm system is not only about complying with legal requirements, it is also about saving time, money and effort. The most common types of fire detection alarm systems are: conventional and addressable, both of which link devices such as pull stations and smoke detectors to a main control panel.

What are the differences between both technologies?

The main difference is that with addressable fire alarm systems, you can identify exactly which device has been activated. Each device connected to the addressable system has its own unique address, when a fire is detected, the device address appears on the main control panel, telling you exactly which device was activated, this allows you to find the exact location of a fire and act quickly.

With a conventional system there is no way to identify the exact location of the fire, unless only one device per zone is connected, which would greatly limit the capacity of the system, on the other hand if several devices are interconnected in the same zone and These are used to identify the same area, you can get a general idea of where the fire is, for example:

If you have a two-story building, you could wire all the devices on the first floor as “Zone 1” and all the devices in the second floor as “Zone 2”, so if a fire occurs in “Zone 1” you will know that the fire is somewhere on the first floor.

Cabling differences.

Addressable alarm systems interconnect all devices through a single circuit (loop) and both ends of the circuit can be connected to the panel, that is, the circuit leaves the panel and returns to the panel allowing a higher level of security in integrity of the circuit.

In a conventional system, although it is possible to interconnect several devices in the same circuit, it is not possible to supervise the return of the circuit, that is, the circuit leaves the panel but does not return to the panel, this becomes a vulnerability of the system to power failures. open circuit.

What is the cheapest option?

Conventional fire alarm systems may seem the most economical solution, but they can be more expensive to install, this is because each device that is being connected needs its own cable (in addressable systems, a single circuit interconnects several devices). it means that conventional systems could require more cable and more man hours during the installation phase.

So, which one is better?

When it comes to technology and advanced functions that allow faster and more efficient detection, undoubtedly an addressable fire detection system is superior to a conventional system, however, not in all cases a sophisticated fire detection system and a Small conventional system will be the right solution for small installations.