Offices serve as a professional workspace. Often located within business districts, they vary in size and layout. Large companies often occupy spacious offices, housing multiple departments and conference rooms for meetings. Smaller businesses or start-ups might have compact offices with open-plan designs to foster collaboration.
These spaces accommodate workstations for employees, managers’ offices for privacy, and meeting rooms equipped with technology for presentations. Break areas offer relaxation, and some offices include communal spaces for informal discussions. Furniture, lighting, and décor contribute to a functional and pleasant work environment, reflecting the company’s culture.
What are the Fire Risks?
- Electrical Equipment
- Overloaded power sockets, faulty wiring, and malfunctioning electronics can lead to electrical fires.
- Clutter and Combustible Materials
- Accumulation of paper, clutter, and flammable materials can provide fuel for a fire to spread quickly.
- Cooking Appliances
- Offices with kitchen facilities pose a risk if cooking appliances are left unattended or misused.
- Heating Devices
- The improper use of space heaters or other heating devices can cause fires.
- Smoking, especially in non-designated areas, can lead to fires.
Fire Detection Challenges
- False Alarms
- Fire alarm systems can sometimes be triggered by non-fire events such as dust, steam, or cooking fumes, leading to false alarms.
- Hidden Fires
- Some fires can start in concealed spaces, making them difficult to detect until they’ve grown significantly. This challenge is especially relevant in larger buildings with complex layouts.
- Tampering and Vandalism
- Deliberate tampering or vandalism of fire detection equipment, such as disabling smoke detectors or pulling fire alarm stations without cause, can compromise the safety of the building occupants. This could lead to delayed response during a real emergency.
- Maintenance and Testing
- Regular maintenance and testing of fire detection systems are crucial to ensure their functionality. However, scheduling and conducting these activities without disrupting normal operations can be a challenge.
- Office spaces often prioritise a clean and modern appearance, which can conflict with the installation of visible fire detection equipment.
Wired fire detection systems use physical wiring to connect sounders, smoke detectors, manual call points and other components. These interconnected devices transmit signals to a central control panel, triggering alarms in case of smoke or fire. The wired setup offers reliable and consistent communication, ensuring rapid detection and response.
System Sensor Addressable Fire Detection
System Sensor fire alarm systems provide a versatile solution for a variety of applications. As the world’s largest detector producer, it distributes 20 million units globally each year.
System Sensor Addressable fire alarm setups employ smart programming to allocate a unique address to each device. This enables precise identification of triggered alarms or faults, aiding quick response to potential fires.
The range of System Sensor’s addressable fire alarm systems encompasses diverse options, including loop addressable panels, intelligent fire alarm panels, and modules, providing comprehensive choices for various applications.
Typical Wiring Diagram
Handpicked Products for Office Fire Detection
System Sensor Addressable Fire Alarm systems can overcome all the challenges presented by offices.
Intelligent algorithms help differentiate between real fire events and non-threatening factors, leading to fewer false alarms that can disrupt office operations. System Sensor can pinpoint the exact location of triggered devices, enabling swift identification of potential fires.
System Sensor optical detectors have an installed height of just 52mm from the ceiling including its base so have minimal impact on the aesthetics of the office space and use a common installation base with a simple twist and anti-tamper feature. Device status can also be checked easily thanks to a 360° view of the onboard LEDs.
All this makes System Sensor Addressable Fire Detection Systems the ideal solution for protecting offices from fire.
A System Sensor addressable fire alarm detection solution for an office space will typically consist of:
Addressable Control Panel
Morley Max addressable fire alarm panels offer cost-effective, resilient fire detection. They mitigate false alarms and are easy to install, commission and operate making Morley Max panels ideal for efficient office fire detection.
System Sensor’s Addressable Optical Smoke Detectors feature redesigned chambers for better responsiveness, minimise false alarms from dust and insects and use advanced processing and algorithms to enhance detection accuracy and speed.
System Sensor’s Addressable Heat Detectors feature swift response using low mass thermistors and microprocessors. They offer fixed temperature detection or rate-of-rise detection with configurable settings, all in a sleek, modern enclosure.
System Sensor’s Addressable Multi-Sensor Detectors merge thermal and photoelectric detection for advanced fire immunity. They adapt to various conditions, housed in a modern enclosure with a 360° LED indicator for clear visibility.
Addressable Manual Call Points
System Sensor Addressable Manual Call Points offer a user-friendly, tamper-proof design, ease of installation, and high reliability, thanks to quality components and intelligent features.
System Sensor Addressable Waterproof Manual Call Points are sealed units with IP67 protection, and suit outdoor environments with water and dirt. Plug-and-play installation, unique terminal blocks, and alarm-triggering lid removal offer flexibility and reliability.
The System Sensor Addressable Base Sounder is a premium loop-powered device for emergency alerts. It uses the B501AP base for flexible installation and syncs with SS intelligent detectors, producing powerful, customizable audible warnings for diverse applications.
System Sensor Addressable Sounders alert occupants through loop-powered design. They attach to the B501AP base with ease, with control options via onboard switches or fire panels for adaptable, audible warnings in emergencies.
Why Choose Eurofyre?
- Honeywell Fire Platinum Partner
- Eurofyre is a Honeywell Fire Platinum Partner. This means we can offer regional or industry-specific solution expertise that includes implementation and advanced customer support service models for Honeywell products along with the most competitive pricing.
- Complete System Supplier
- Eurofyre supplies all aspects of fire detection and its associated safety products, including battery rack monitoring systems, and can provide expert advice and consultation.
- Demonstration and Training
- We offer demonstrations and expert training on a range of systems, including Li-ion Tamer rack monitoring systems and linear heat detection, in our very own sophisticated training facility.
- After-Sales Support
- Eurofyre offers both on-site and telephone support to assist you in ensuring that your system is fully functional and operating at maximum efficiency. Our after-sales care and support are second to none.
For more information about System Sensor or to discuss any of the other products that Eurofyre has to offer, please feel free to get in touch either by phone on +44 (0) 1329 835 024, by email to [email protected] or via the online enquiry form situated on our contact page.