Temporary premises are typically buildings that are not made for permanent use. In many cases they are portable and can be moved from location to location. Temporary premises include; construction sites, mobile cabins, portable toilets, stages and trailers. All of which must have fire detection system in place.
What are the Risks?
Temporary premises and systems hold a lot of fire risks such as:
Electrical Equipment and Machinery
With temporary premises, there is a high chance that a large amount of electrical equipment or machinery is used or present on site. This, therefore, enhances the likelihood of electrical faults or mechanical failure which in itself exposes fire risks such as sparks, oil leaks and the presence of flammable substances.
Temporary sites are often left unattended and can become vulnerable to negative actions such as arson.
System Failure or Unreliability
If an unreliable fire detection system is installed, fire may not be detected as quickly as possible, putting the lives of occupants or workers at risk.
What are the Challenges?
If a premises is only temporary, then a hardwired fire detection system can be difficult to deploy, ineffective and costly. Although a building is only temporary, it is still required by law to have the necessary detectors, call points and sounders in place, making it difficult to find a cost-effective solution. Why install a hardwired system into premises that may not need a permanent solution?
What is the Solution?
Wi-Fyre allows fire detection devices to connect wirelessly to a new or existing hardwired fire detection system. Therefore, wireless detectors, call points and sounders can be placed in temporary buildings and connected to the main fire alarm control panel without the need for any cabling.
It can be quickly deployed and then easily relocated to another temporary environment as many times as needed.
How Does Wi-Fyre Work?
Wi-Fyre wireless field devices connect to the fire alarm control panel via a Wi-Fyre Transponder which is connected into the fire alarm wiring via a compatible interface module. Each transponder connected to the control panel can communicate with a maximum of 30 mixed field devices including interfaces, heat and smoke detectors, sounders and manual call points. The number of transponders needed will depend on the amount of field devices needed to securely protect the environment.
When installing each wireless device, a wireless survey must be carried out using the Wi-Fyre survey head to ensure that the signal between each connected device and the transponder is strong enough for the system to operate effectively.