Addressable fire alarm systems are more advanced than conventional systems and offer a larger scope of programming flexibility. Each device in the system has its own individual address and specific location. Fire alarm relays can be used to control a wide range of building functions such as:
- Switching fans on or off
- Closing/opening doors
- Activating fire suppression systems
- Shutting down industrial equipment
- Recalling elevators to a safe exit floor
- Activating another fire alarm panel or communicator
Addressable systems are ideally suited to larger or more complex installations.
Each zone can consist of various devices, including automatic smoke/heat detectors, manual call points, sounders and strobes. In the event of a fire being detected either automatically or manually, the system control panel will then operate the alarm.