How to choose the right fire alarm equipment for your new house

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 04 November 2015 04:18




If you are moving to your new house, the first thing to do to guarantee the safety in the building is to choose the right fire alarm equipment. Fire alarm equipment is an essential part of any house’s safety. As a result when working appropriately, they can alert all your family of a fire before it extends, giving them an adequate amount of time to evacuate. Take into account that this type of equipment comes in lots of forms: heat-, smoke detectors, flame detectors and, of course, CO gas detectors. As a result, be sure to choose the right one for your new house

Below you can find some description that can help you make your choice easier:

Heat detectors

Not like other types of alarm systems, heat detectors are not untimely warning equipment. These devices are normally found in spots with set temperature, as well as heater closets and kitchen facilities. Keep in your mind that they should not be fixed in areas with changeable ambient temperature. This is for the reason that the alarm heat detectors is set to go up if there is any rise of the temperature.

Fire detection equipment

This equipment is used to detect flames. When operating correctly, they detect fire almost at the point of ignition. They can be very helpful for your new house. Take into account that there are three subcategories of flame detectors (optical, UV and IR).

Smoke alarms 

They are designed to identify fires rapidly. Like flame detectors, this fire alarm equipment is divided into three subcategories.

1. Photoelectric alarm equipment: These function with the use of a light resource, photoelectric sensor and ray collimating system. When smoke appears to go into the optical compartment, it crosses the light beam path. 

2. Ionization alarm equipment: A small quantity of radioactive material, which comes through the ionization compartment, is enclosed inside of these alarms. Take into account that there are two electrodes in the compartment, with empty space in between. As a result, if smoke enters the compartment, it takes up the alpha particles, which effects in an intermittent current and ionization lessening. So, when this happens, the alarm is start out.

3. Combination alarm equipment: These have the characteristics of both ionization and photoelectric alarms. The photoelectric function reacts to low energy flaming fires and the ionization role reacts to fast, high-energy fires.

As a result, if you’re hesitant which type of fire alarm equipment is better for your new house, ask for a specialized help to determine the best one for you. In addition, not considering of which alarm equipment chosen, you should have them efficiently installed and follow all recommendations for testing and preservation.

Linda Evans acts as a freelance writer for a big array of online publications (comprising companies similar to, who covers a range of fire alarm equipment subjects and other related areas. A committed drifter of online community and an influential figure in anything noteworthy for the fire alarm equipment.

Control Fire Systems Ltd.

63 Advance Rd, Toronto, ON M8Z 2S6

(416) 236-2371




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