Fire alarms are an integral part of early detection and warning should an emergency arise. At Rhino Fire Control we provide fire alarm installation and fire alarm maintenance to commercial, residential and industrial premises.
Our BAFE registered engineers provide accredited installations and regular maintenance to ensure your premises are safe and legally compliant. We can design alarm systems for you and offer a full consultation service.
Our extensive solutions in Video Fire Detection, Remote Fire Alarm control, Wireless Fire Detection, Touchscreen Mapping Tooling and Fire Alarm Paging Systems ensure that we have the right solution to provide a system that works for you for the maximum benefit of your business. Rhino’s knowledge and expertise in Fire Alarm system Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance is strengthened by our certification to the coveted BAFE SP203-1 scheme.
Whatever you need Rhino has the ability and expertise to manage your Fire Alarm System maintenance and installation requirements. Need help with your Fire Alarm System? Connect with us!
Our Fire Alarm Installation Services
Our fire alarm installations are fully customised to your specific premises and legal and insurance requirements. We offer a free initial consultation before designing a system tailored to your individual requirements. Installations can then be completed in a timely fashion with minimal disruption to your premises. Contact Us Today to Arrange a Consultation or Make an Enquiry
Our Fire Alarm Maintenance Services
All fire alarm systems require regular bi-annual maintenance checks to ensure that they are working optimally and that no faults have developed. At Rhino Fire Control we provide regular fire alarm maintenance services including testing of all components of your systems. We provide all documentation required for legal obligations and ensure your fire alarms work efficiently. Contact us Today to Discuss your Maintenance Requirements
Types of Fire Alarm
There are two main types of fire alarms: addressable and non-addressable.
Non-Addressable systems use a fire alarm control panel which receives information from fire safety devices throughout the property. Non-addressable systems can relay to a fire monitoring station, can turn on fire safety features such as smoke exhaust fans and can turn off a gas supply. These systems are limited in that they can only relay information based on a zone in the premises – they cannot detect which device in an area has triggered the alarm.
Addressable fire alarm systems are more advanced allowing for increased utility in programming. They provide all the functions of a non-addressable system but allow for higher levels of device interaction and device numbers. They can be programmed for many features including fire door release, fire suppression system and sprinkler activation, door access override, phased evacuations for high rise structures and fire system monitoring station activation. These systems are commonly used in large buildings and in places where advanced fire-suppression systems are required. There are also more specialist fire alarm systems including video fire detection and aspirating fire detection. These specialist systems allow for early detection of fires and are highly effective in high risk or volatile locations where life and property can be damaged.
Which Type of Fire Alarm System to You need?
The type of fire alarm you require depends largely on your insurance company. Besides the mandatory minimum legal requirements, Insurance companies stipulate in policies a category of system needed to meet policy requirements.
There are 5 categories
Category M requires only a manual system and, therefore, incorporates no automatic fire detectors. Manual Call Points must be sited at all final exits from a building and at each exit from upper storeys.
Category L1 requires an automatic fire detection and fire alarm. It is installed throughout all areas of the premises to offer the earliest possible warning of fire and increase available time for escape.
Category L2 requires an automatic fire detection and fire alarm system. It is installed only in defined parts of the building with the objective to give a warning of fire at an early enough stage to enable safe exit. It has the additional aim of giving early warning in areas with high fire hazard levels.
Category L3 requires an automatic fire detection and fire alarm system. It is a system designed to give warning of fire with the additional aim of giving early warning in areas with high fire hazard levels. This is typically achieved by installing fire detectors in all rooms containing escape routes.
Category L4 requires an automatic fire detection and fire alarm system is installed within escape routes – specifically in circulation areas like corridors and stairs. This system provides warning of smoke in escape routes to allow safe exit.
Category L5 requires a system designed to fulfil a specific safety requirement that isn’t covered by the other L categories.
Category P1 require automatic detection and alarm systems to protect property itself. They are installed throughout a premise and designed to offer the earliest possible warning to minimise time for property to become damaged.
Category P2 require automatic detection and alarm systems to protect property itself. They are installed in specific areas of a building that are deemed at high fire hazard levels or where damage to property or business is higher.
Working With Rhino Fire Control
At Rhino Fire Control we pride ourselves on offering a bespoke service tailored to your exact requirements. We offer a holistic service including fire alarm installations and fire alarm maintenance to ensure that all your needs are quickly taken care of. All our engineers are BAFE registered to ensure work is carried out to the highest standards. Contact us to enquire about fire alarm maintenance, fire alarm installations or our other fire safety services. We conduct free, no obligation, site evaluations prior to quoting to accurately meet your business requirements.