At Transit Fire & Safety we believe that fire detection and prevention is essential to ensure that your employees can act quickly in the early stages of a fire. They can provide important indication that a fire has started, warning people within the building to evacuate immediately. We can design, install and maintain Fire Alarm Systems that give you the vital time needed to evacuate the premises and call the emergency services.

Our unique ability to offer combined services under tailored design, installation and maintenance packages allows us to offer true added-value benefits with genuine savings to be achieved for our clients.

What do they do?

Fire detectors provide a wide variety of systems, which all comply with BCA. Whether you require a single alarm installation or a full system, Transit Fire & Safety can provide the best solution to suit your businesses requirements.

All existing buildings except domestic premises are subject to the BCA requirements and are required to comply with AS 1670 and the responsible person, as defined in the order, has to conduct a fire risk assessment. This fire risk assessment will decide the appropriate Australian standard necessary to provide a suitable and sufficient solution for the premises.

All of our Fire Alarm Systems essentially operate on the same principles. If a detector detects smoke, a certain level of heat or the break glass unit is operated, alarm sounders operate to warn and alert members of the premises to evacuate.

We offer a large and complete installation of Fire Integrated Alarm Systems including fire/heat/smoke detectors and fire alarm panels to suit all requirements. These systems can include such features as:

  • Audio and visual alarms
  • Voice alarm/fire telephone systems
  • Emergency lighting
  • Large range of modern, stylish designs to blend with todays modern architectural designs
  • Access code and keyswitch variants
  • Selectable switching
  • Day/night (building occupied/building unoccupied) switching
  • Investigation delay period function
  • Zone dependency

 Wired Fire Alarm Systems can be broken into two categories:

  1. Conventional Fire Alarm Systems
  2. Addressable Fire Alarm Systems

  • Conventional Fire Alarm Systems

    Conventional Systems are the most common type of systems and are suitable for most small businesses such as shops, offices and warehouses.

    A number of call-points and/or detectors are wired to the Fire Alarm Control Panel in 'zones'. This is because if in the event a detector detects smoke, fire or heat, it is able to give you a rough idea as to where abouts it is within the building. For example "smoke detector in office lobby floor 1 in alarm". The accuracy of knowing where a fire has started is controlled by the number of zones the control panel has.

    Key Points of a Conventional Fire Alarm System:

    • Very cost effective for small applications
    • Very simple to set up, no configuration is required
    • Wide range of compatibility
  • Addressable Fire Alarm Systems

    Addressable Systems are very similar to a Conventional System in that they both have detection zones, but an addressable has the added benefit of having sounders. Because additional sounder circuits are not required, the installation time and cost is reduced.

    The detection circuit is wired as a loop and up to 99 devices can be connected to each individual loop. They are essentially a Convention System - but with an address built in within the system.

    The address in the detectors are set by a DIL (dual-in-line) and the control panel is programmed to display the information required when that particular detector is operated. For example "detector 3 office lobby floor 2 is in alarm", giving you the exact whereabouts of the detection.

    Key Points of an Addressable Fire Alarm System:

    • They can be programmed to show the exact device that is in alarm by a display on the panel
    • They are able to give you detailed information about individual detectors
    • Allow for a "pre-alarm warning", allowing the responsible person to investigate a potential alarm before the system activates its sirens
    • Suitable for larger businesses with many floors, rooms and entry points

Talk to us today about Fire Alarm Systems

Whether you have an existing Fire Alarm System installed, you require maintenance and service or you require a new alarm installation, we can help you select the best solution to secure your business and prevent any fatal damage.