Fire detection systems are permanently installed manual and automatic systems to detect fires at an early stage, warn those affected and quickly inform the relevant emergency service.
Early detection plays a significant role in protecting the safety of emergency response personnel. Property loss can be reduced and downtime for the operation minimized through early detection because control efforts are started while the fire is still small. Most alarm systems provide information to emergency responders on the location of the fire, speeding the process of fire control.
To be useful and highly effective, detectors must be coupled with alarms and CCTV cameras. Alarm systems provide notice to at least the building occupants and usually transmit a signal to a staffed monitoring station either on or off site.
At Opticom, we have a bespoke Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) that can receive at least 30,000 real-time alarms at the same time. It is operated by professionals who are able to verify the alarms and report the extent of the fire to the relevant authorities. The CCTV cameras allow them to see the extent of the fire and even direct people on the safest route to take.