A conventional fire alarm is a safety system designed to detect and alert you to any signs of fire within your premises.
Fire detection devices are individually connected to conventional fire alarm panels using wires. If a connected device detects signs of a fire (such as smoke or heat), it will send a signal to the control panel and set off the alarm. The panel will show you which 'zone' (or area) of your building the fire has been detected. For example, 'Zone 1' could be set up as the ground floor; 'Zone 2' could tbe set up as the first floor.
Yes, conventional alarms differ from addressable alarms. That’s because conventional fire alarm panels don’t allow you to pinpoint which individual device has been triggered. If you have this type of system, we would recommend looking into the options for upgrading to an addressable system.
If you would like to discuss a conventional fire alarm system for your business with Allcooper, please contact us to arrange your free-of-charge surveyor visit.