Detectors do away with false alarms


Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Rafiki Protection manufacture a range of conventional and intelligent fire detection systemswhich have built-in features to combat the problem of unwanted fire alarms, such as those caused by cooking and smoking, in buildings with high multiple occupancy (HMO). Fully compliant with BS5839 part 6, the system can divide detection zones into “dwellings” (flats, bedsits, etc) and “communal” (corridors, hallways, etc). A checking period can be programmed to allow the source of an alarm in a “dwelling” to be investigated before a general evacuation of the building is started. Any alarm from a “communal” area or manual call-point activation creates an immediate building-wide alarm and evacuation. At the heart of each fire detection system is the Multipoint detector ­ a high performance multi-mode detector that can be individually configured to match the environment in which it is installed. This, says Rafiki, enables just one device to cater for all fire detection situations. Using smoke, heat and combined sensing





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