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Conventional Fire Alarm

A conventional fire alarm system will use fire detection zones which are wired back to the main control panel. Each zone will cover a particular area of the building in order to identify the location of a fire.

What are the advantages of a conventional system?

  • Conventional fire alarm systems are one of the cheaper options to buy
  • Suitable for smaller business premises where a sophisticated fire alarm system isn’t needed

What are the disadvantages of a conventional system?

  • Although cheaper to buy it’s more expensive to install
  • The exact location of a fire can’t be given with a conventional fire alarm system. However, by wiring different floors or areas as zones, then an indication of which zone the fire is in can be given.
  • If a wire becomes severed, the device is disconnected and may not signal the presence of a fire