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Addressable fire alarms are ideal for protecting large buildings from fire. IDS Security install addressable fire protection systems across England and Wales.

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Here at IDS Security Systems Ltd, we have helped countless clients to protect their businesses from fire. Our expert installers frequently carry out site visits in order to evaluate each client's requirements and recommend the best fire alarm system for them.

Often, they judge an addressable fire alarm system to be the most suitable solution, particularly if the business in question spreads its operation across a large building.

What is an addressable fire alarm system?

An addressable fire alarm system differs from a conventional system in that every device in the system (e.g. smoke detectors, call points) has its own unique 'address'. When one of the devices is activated, its address is displayed on the system's central control panel, making it much easier for the user to identify the location of the fire and tackle it before it spreads.

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Benefits of addressable fire alarms

The chief advantage of an addressable fire alarm system is the ability to immediately establish where on your premises a fire has broken out. Every second counts when a fire is burning, and knowing its location straight away will help you to minimise the damage. We especially recommend installing an addressable system if your site is very large and/or has several storeys, as is it not always immediately obvious which part of a large building might be on fire.

Interestingly, one additional benefit of using an addressable system is a reduced likelihood of false alarms. Addressable devices monitor air flow in order to stop the alarm being raised unless there really is a fire; false alarms can be disruptive and costly for companies, and many of our clients have told us that they appreciate this added safeguard.

IDS Security Systems Ltd are based in Cardiff, but we install fire protection systems across South Wales as well as in some parts of England. To arrange a site visit or request a quote for your addressable fire alarms, call 029 20 753 251 or contact us online today.

At IDS, we use the very latest fire protection technology to deliver a system that is intelligently tailored to the individual needs of each client. In order to provide the correct level of protection, while also delivering ease of use and value for money, we offer a variety of of fire alarm systems, which include:

  • Conventional Fire Alarms - Each and every property should have a carefully planned and professionally installed fire alarm system, which provides invaluable protection and peace of mind. Here at IDS, we have extensive experience in the installation and maintenance of conventional fire alarm systems, for both the residential and commercial sector.

  • Addressable Fire Alarm Systems - For large buildings and commercial premises spread over a wide area, a more enhanced fire protection system may be required, in order to provide the desired level of protection and organisational control. These systems give the user advanced capabilities, allowing specific actions and monitoring tasks to be integrated into the system, while providing fast and precise detection in the event of a fire.

  • Wireless Fire Alarm Systems - Our wireless alarm systems provide advanced fire protection, without the need to install a complex network of wires and cables. This is of particular benefit to structures which are protected for conservation purposes, allowing a safe level of fire detection and prevention, while also complying to other regulations imposed on the building. These systems are also advantageous to buildings where a longer installation processes would be inconvenient, as well as temporary set ups, such as premises with ongoing building work.

If you would like to find out more about our range of fire protection technology, get in touch with the team at IDS today! Simply fill out our quick enquiry form here, or call us on 02920 753 251.
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