Fire Alarms

Fire Alarms

Fire alarms are available in a large range of sizes and complexity, from 24hr monitored high end systems to a simple hand operated gong. Once a free on site survey has been carried out by a SureFire Technician they will put forward his / her recommendations.
In line with our ethos of customer satisfaction and delivering high quality protection at the best possible price, we will not recommend high end systems for a small shop or factory unit, only the system that best suits the environment. Here is a brief outline of what is available:


Wireless Fire Alarms

When considering investing in a fire alarm, a wireless system must be considered due to the obvious benefits.

1. A wireless fire alarm can be installed in a fraction of the time it would take to install a wired system, i.e. reduced cost for labour.
2. If you value the decoration of the premises and do not wish to see wires and cables on display, a wireless fire alarm is an obvious choice.
3. Installing a wired system takes a lot longer disrupting your business while the installation is taking place.
4. If a fire alarm is required on a large commercial site, running cables between buildings is not always practical. Using wireless takes away this problem.

Wired fire alarms

Wired fire alarm systems have basically remained the same for the last 20 years, and fall into two categories Addressable or Conventional. In today's market a conventional fire alarm is used on small premises, and an addressable is mostly used on medium to large commercial premises. A wired fire alarm is suitable for premises that have a false ceilings, or cavities to hide the cables. However, wired fire alarms are losing market share to wireless fire alarm systems and their flexibility.


Air Sampling System

Fire alarms can incorporate different type of smoke detection. For fire alarms that require a higher smoke sensitivity than what can be achieved by your standard point detector, an air sampling system should be considered. Early warnings are designed to save critical time in an event of a fire emergency. Aspirating smoke alarm detection systems can detect smoke at much lower densities than ordinary smoke detectors. They draw air into the sensing chamber rather than sitting passively in the air stream. The built in intelligence and the ability to "learn" its environment means that while an aspirating system can detect smoke at much lower densities it is not prone to false alarms.


Air Sampling System

Fire alarms can incorporate different type of smoke detection. For fire alarms that require a higher smoke sensitivity than what can be achieved by your standard point detector, an air sampling system should be considered. Early warnings are designed to save critical time in an event of a fire emergency. Aspirating smoke alarm detection systems can detect smoke at much lower densities than ordinary smoke detectors. They draw air into the sensing chamber rather than sitting passively in the air stream. The built in intelligence and the ability to "learn" its environment means that while an aspirating system can detect smoke at much lower densities it is not prone to false alarms.


Fire Alarm Heat Detector (High Temp Fix)

Uses thermistor technology to provide a reliable response to fire in areas where environmental conditions prohibit the use of smoke detection. Low profile design with red LED active sensor.


Rotary Fire Alarm Gong

Made from aluminium, the operator will simply wind the handle around. The rotary fire alarm bell has no electrics, no batteries, unbreakable and with a 60db alarm that can be heard up to 35 metres away, suitable for most small businesses where background noise is not excessive, the main limitation of this unit is the operator needs to remain in the area until the building is evacuated.


Stand Alone Battery Fire Alarm

These are very popular as they use components from standard fire alarm systems, consisting of a battery-operated unit with fire alarm call point and an electronic sounder. There are many types with names such as the Megalarm and Howler being the best. For bigger premises, versions Megalarm and Howler fire alarm both come in various guises and interlinkable versions. This makes a great temporary and re-useable site fire alarm.


Megaphone

Megaphones often cost a fortune but we have a small megaphone and a high powered 25W megaphone at extremely low prices. A must for fire wardens and fire drills but can be used as a means of raising an alarm also.


Air Horn

The aerosol gas fire horn types have a range of around 1500 metres and everyone if going to hear it. Refill canisters are available.