WHAT IS AN ADDRESSABLE FIRE ALARM SYSTEM?

Addressable Fire Alarm systems are highly advanced, flexible, and programmable fire detection systems, unlike their conventional counterparts. An addressable fire alarm system uses digital signals just like a computer to identify the device ID of the initiating device (such as fire detector, beam and photoelectric smoke detectors, gas detector, etc.) to pinpoint the exact location of the fire-related emergency and trigger the specific notification device such as a sounder or hooter. The dedicated Output Devices are controlled based on a logical programming matrix. 

Addressable Fire alarm systems stand out on the grounds that they are capable of supporting multiple Signaling Line Circuits(SLC) where each initiating and notification device is assigned a unique ID which is referred to as its address. Each SLC can be connected to several devices. Most Addressable Fire Control Panels that are available in India support several hundred devices in up to three loops. Some of our high-end Addressable Fire Control Panels, for example, can be connected to over 1000 devices in up to four SLCs.

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  • ADDRESSABLE INPUT DEVICES  

  • ADDRESSABLE OUTPUT DEVICES  

  •  FLEXIBILITY AND PROGRAMMABILITY  

  • REDUCED FALES ALARMSNew List Item 

  • ACTIVE TROUBLESHOOTING AND FAULT MONITORING 

  • REDUCED COST OF WIRING. INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE COST 

  • SUMMARY 

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Smoke detectors (Photoelectric, Ionization and combined)

  • Heat Detectors

  • Flame Detectors

  • Manual pull stations & Manual Call Point Buttons 

  • Monitor modules (Sprinkler water flow, Pressure switches, Tamper switches, etc.)

  • Flow Switch for Sprinkler system

 

ADDRESSABLE OUTPUT DEVICES INCLUDE:

  • Notification control modules

  • Solenoid release

  • Relay modules (to perform events such as opening automatic doors, turning on/off fans and other HVAC equipment, recalling elevators to designated floor, etc.)

 

In an addressable fire alarm system, every single one of the several hundred devices connected to the fire alarm panel has its own identity and therefore can be communicated individually by the intelligent control unit of the panel. This allows the panel to be programmed and configured with highly advanced customization great flexibility. Countless permutations of protocols can be programmed with an array of detection devices, input and output modules, and control devices. 

The Signaling Line Currents or the SLC loops in an Addressable Fire Alarm System allow the user to monitor each device that is connected to the Fire Alarm System individually or in groups or all the devices as a unit. The user can monitor faults, alter behaviors and test any device or devices from the panel itself. Notofire manufactures Fire Alarm Panels that can accommodate multiple Signaling Line Currents. Taking the Addressable Fire Alarm System technology to the next level.

Addressable systems can be programmed for devices in strategically selected zones, with different logical gateways depending on their location. 

FLEXIBILITY AND PROGRAMMABILITY THAT MAKES ADDRESSABLE ALARM SYSTEM BETTER 

 

Fire Alarm Systems that are based on outdated technology are notorious for false alarms that not only cause disruption but also prove to be costly. Therefore it is crucial for fire alarm manufacturers to design such fire alarm systems that reduce the possibility of false alarms to a minimum to allow the cogs of its user’s business operations to turn efficiently without disruptions and unsolicited fire drills. “Oh My God, It’s Happening”

Addressable fire alarms are built on intelligent infrastructures that allow active airflow monitoring through the detectors. If there is any foreign substance in the air that can trigger a fire alarm such as dust or smog (which can activate some fire alarm systems) the addressable fire alarm panels are programmed to trigger a ‘pre-fire’ warning. This facilitates an audit of the situation and further programming to adjust the sensitivity level of the addressable detectors.

REDUCED FALES ALARMS

 

Fire Alarm Systems, being a critical fixture of any premise, must be free of faults. The Conventional Fire Alarms require a man-power intensive frequent check of each initiating device, response device, and input/output module as well as fire alarm wiring. Addressable Fire Alarm Systems, however, are built to actively and consistently monitor each device and module connected to it. In case of troubleshooting, a notification is sent to the panel, as well as to other SOS systems connected.  

ACTIVE TROUBLESHOOTING AND FAULT MONITORING

 

REDUCED COST OF WIRING. INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE COST

In an Addressable Fire Alarm System, the devices are connected in loops, in contrast to a Conventional System where each device is individually wired. In the case of a large number of devices, this can substantially affect the overall cost of installation. Moreover, as discussed earlier in this article, Addressable Fire Alarm Systems’ ability to troubleshoot fault reduces the cost of audits. Addressable Fire Alarm Systems can also help you reduce the cost of insurance premiums as better quality fire alarm systems are favored by underwriters. 

 

Addressable Fire Alarm System allows much quicker detection of the exact location of fire that provides many benefits such as quicker reaction from fire fighting team and first responders with vital location information for quick evacuation at the site of the fire or where the risk of fatality and property damage is highest. This quicker response to saving lives has to be the greatest benefit of addressable fire alarm systems. Addressable fire alarm systems as compared to Conventional Systems are far more reliable and less prone to false alarms.

Addressable systems provide the functionality of troubleshooting components and detect malfunction with intelligent-auditing capabilities that boost quicker service of faulty components. For larger enterprises and projects, the overall long-term salvation cost and cost of maintenance of conventional, semi-addressable, and hybrid systems often prove to be higher than Addressable Systems, despite steeper upfront costs. 

  • Cost-effective for bigger projects.

  • Early Detection and Quicker response time for emergency responders, as the precise location of the fire, can be determined with ease.

  • Lower ongoing service cost – the malfunctioning device that requires repair, cleaning, or replacement is identified and notified on the panel. Thereby, reducing the need for frequent manual inspections and audits.

  • Online capabilities: New intelligent panels can provide detailed online notification of alarm, trouble, supervisory events.

You can read more about the differences between Addressable Fire Alarm Systems and Conventional Fire Alarm Systems HERE.

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