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What is addressable fire alarm system?

What is addressable fire alarm system?

An addressable fire alarm system is one in which all fire and smoke detection devices in a system are connected and communicate both with each other and a central control monitoring location. This interconnectivity allows the control personnel to identify the location or “address” where the initial detection occurred.

Which is better a conventional or addressable fire alarm system?

Looking at pure functionality, addressable fire alarm panels are simply more advanced and therefore allow for more control and flexibility. These types of systems are even known as “intelligent” fire alarm systems. They are also more reliable than conventional fire alarm panels when it comes to false alarms.

What is the difference between addressable and analogue addressable fire alarm system?

Analogue-addressable fire alarm systems provides specific details on individual fire detector locations, whereas conventional systems only give information about areas or zones of a building. The analogue part of these systems enables the detectors to monitor the contamination or heat level in each fire detector.

How does an addressable fire system work?

Every device connected to the addressable system has its own unique address. When a fire is detected, the device’s address shows up on the main control panel, telling you exactly which device has been activated. This will enable you to find the exact location of a fire and extinguish them quickly.

What is a fire alarm loop?

Loop. Addressable fire alarm panels have one or more loops used to connect devices to the panel. The single wire connection leaves and returns to the panel in a complete loop.

Does in and out matter on fire alarm?

In a fire alarm system, both electrically and functionally, there is no difference between a conventional input or output zone and an addressable input or output zone. When troubleshooting, knowing that the circuit status can be checked right where one is at saves a lot of time running to the control panel.

How many devices can be on a loop?

Every device connected to the addressable system has its own unique address (up to 250 devices per loop). When a fire is detected, the detectors address is highlighted on the main control panel, indicating exactly which device has been activated.

How long can a fire alarm loop be?

Each loop has a maximum loop length of 2km.

Is there an addressable fire alarm control panel?

An extensive range of compatible addressable systems ancillaries are available to work with the control panel, all of which incorporate an integral short circuit isolator to provide maximum protection against short circuits on the external loop.

Where do I find the supervisor code on my Fire Alarm?

The default supervisor code is 2214 and then “ok”. To enter this, touch the top left corner of the touchscreen on the control panel. A numeric keypad should be displayed allowing you to enter this code and access the supervisor menu.

How many addresses does a cf3000 fire alarm panel have?

With a capacity of 200 addresses and detailed cause and effect programming, the panel delivers a logical menu structure. A network capability from 2 to 126 panels makes the CF3000 ideal for a diverse range of projects and is backed up by a large selection of devices and peripherals.

What is the role of a fire alarm panel?

Fire alarm panels are the main component in the system. It is the fundamental point in which all the devices including the call points, detectors and sounders, are connected and it plays a huge role in triggering the warning signal when a fire is present.