Wireless Fire Detection
There are compelling reasons to think about an EMS wireless or hybrid solution for any application where a fire detection system is needed. For many years Wireless Fire Detection has been considered as a niche product, principally for castles, cathedrals and country houses, but in today’s market we are seeing it becoming accepted throughout the industry. A wireless fire detection system works in exactly the same way as any other fire detection system except the communication medium between devices and the CIE is radio-based rather than wired, so anywhere a wired system can be installed a wireless system can also be installed.
There are certainly types of buildings that are better suited to wireless detection systems, such as listed buildings, buildings where there is asbestos present and retrofits or refurbishments. But what about new builds? Building regulations for timber-framed constructions require a building site to have adequate temporary fire detection on site. What better then than to have a wireless detection system that can be rapidly deployed across the construction site? And moreover, one that can ultimately be installed as the permanent fire detection system when the building is complete!