Fire Detection Systems

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Blanchard Fire and Security design, install, commission and maintain your Fire Alarm Systems for small and large installations alike. We are able to design an annual maintenance program which complies with all national and local government regulations at a fair price.

Wall mounted sounderOur clients are seen to be acting highly responsible with regard to the safety and welfare of their employees complying with all revisions and modifications to the national and local fire codes and their continually changing requirements.

Categories and Regulations

Commercial fire systems to shop offices schools etc are covered by building regulations. The general categories are:

Fire alarm system

The British Standard for the installation of fire alarm systems is BS 5839: 2002 with local governments having the power to increase and adopt a more strict standards in the interest of public safety. In all events annual certification with quarterly Inspection for all fire systems is required with further in house checks carried out by the user.

Blanchard Fire and Security will help you decide what type of alarm you need, design the system, provide a specification for your approval. We can then supply, install and maintain the system to BS 5839-part1:2002.

Test records and logbooks are available from our website.

Why do you need a fire detection system?

Smoke and heat detector alarm

Could your company survive a fire?

Or would it be one of the 54 per cent of businesses which never recover?

Fire doesn’t discriminate. It hits anything from hospitals to retail outlets, factories to schools, residential or industrial. Everyone is at risk.

There are ways of protecting yourself and your property.

But what if? Your property contains irreplaceable data, sales and purchase ledgers, accounts, customer details, tools and machinery. The building’s electrics are strained. Eventually they submit and it’s here your nightmare begins. At first it’s just a cable but soon the flames take hold and begin to spread.

Smoke is about to trigger your alarm.

If your fire alarm system simply sounds a siren – the building may be a total loss before someone spots the fire.

Extinguish fire before damage

If Blanchard Fire and Security connected your fire alarm system to a telephone line, our alarm receiving centre will know about it in seconds. The fire brigade and your keyholders can be on their way, hopefully long before much damage is done.

This option starts at just £22 per month, including routine maintenance – real value.

Upgrading an old system

If you already have a fire alarm system, which may not fully meet either your needs, or current safety standards, then we can help you with a free survey. We can upgrade or replace inadequate or failed parts.

Fire system design – for upgrades or furnished buildings

Fire system design – for upgrades or furnished buildings

The Twinwire conventional fire alarm system incorporating the Multipoint combined smoke and heat detector with built in sounder means the whole system can be installed using only one pair of wires per zone (or area). It is therefore ideal for Blanchard Fire and Security to install into existing furnished buildings or flats.

Using the Multipoint detector as part of the Twinwire 2-wire fire alarm system means that when a detector is wired in, a sounder is wired in too – with no extra wiring, therefore greatly reducing the number of points that need to be installed and the time it takes to install them.

As the Multipoint offers 7 different modes of detection, the installation is made even simpler as this one device suits all applications. Whatever type of detection is required, for any part of the installation it can be selected by the flick of a switch at the time of commissioning. Any one of 3 different smoke modes, 2 fixed temperature heat modes, a rate of rise mode and a combination smoke or heat mode can be selected.

As the Twinwire Multipoint detector is available with or without a full specification 90 dB(A) sounder (for only a marginal cost difference) no extra devices need to be purchased when audible warning is required. (Meets audibility levels recommended in BS5839 Part 1:2002). Twinwire Manual Call Points can be run on the same pair of wires as detectors. Both detectors and Manual Call Points have a built in EOL switch so that any device may be set as the end of line monitor. The panel can also differentiate between a Manual Call Point and a Detector alarm.

If extra sound is required, or for areas that do not require detection, then the Twinwire Hatari sounder may be used on the same two wires, offering sound output of 100dB(A). It also has a built in EOL monitoring switch.

The panel can accommodate up to 32 devices per zone, has separate fault monitoring displays for each zone, and a one man walk test facility. Zones are configured without the need to use resistors or capacitors on unused zones.


Explaining all the terms

If some or all of this makes no sense to you, then contact us at Blanchard Fire and Security and we will - with no obligation - be happy to clarify anything for you.

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