Fire Alarm Systems
The fire alarm system industry is a complex and complicated technical field that requires continual development of skills, including the update and innovation of fire alarm systems to meet the ever-changing global standards and requirements.
Fire detectors play a critical and vital role in fire alarm systems – therefore the production of smoke detectors is a complex process. Fire alarm systems must quickly detect the outbreak of fire, alert the key personnel (including fire crews) and also allow for evacuation and escape from the building. In many instances the system will also be responsible for extinguishing the fire. Because the essential role of fire alarm systems is to save lives, they must function at full power at the crucial moment. Also, fire alarm systems play another important role, which is to help restore reliable and precise focus of the fire by fires investigators. The development and production of fire alarm systems requires expert technical capability, deep understanding of the issues involved, ensuring the highest possible level of all specifications and details, and absolute responsibility.
Fire alarm systems commence operation upon initially detecting fire, smoke, or heat from a variety of sources. The warning provided by the system has been proven as a method of decreasing fire damages. After the initial warning and alert given out by the system on discovering fire or smoke, it then performs a number of actions, such as: activating the sirens connected to it; starting an automatic dialer that dials pre-programmed numbers; activating automatic extinguishing systems; closure of opaque doors, activating the blowers, and more. Fire alarm systems also connect to the sprinkler systems which extinguish the fire and allow people to escape. Sometimes the fire alarm system may also be connected to safety doors, and will open these to release the smoke.
Fire alarm systems must be reliable, strong, smart and simple to operate. Since the both the Israeli standard and the worldwide global standards require regular reviews and maintenance of fire alarm systems, the systems must prove themselves over time, with the parameters of reliability and efficiency.
All businesses, public places, common buildings and multi-story buildings are obliged to install fire and smoke alarms. As a condition of insurance policies, insurance companies require businesses to install fire and smoke detection systems.
Fire alarm systems must be adapted for use in the buildings in which they are installed. For example, the system will be adjusted differently for kitchens and restaurants, in comparison with factories, where there is a danger of diffusion.