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Need Wireless Fire Detection?

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.

Why Wireless?

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!

The End User Advantage

For the end user this speed advantage means that the disruption of having contractors on site is reduced to an absolute minimum. Minimum disruption means maximum business continuity. Much of the installation can be carried out during the working day rather than out of hours and offices or floors do not need to be closed and vacated.

For instance, a hotel installation: detectors can easily be installed while the room is being cleaned, which means that rooms or floors do not have to be closed with the resulting revenue loss.

This is because there is no need for hundreds of metres of cable to be installed, which can be messy and time consuming to install and often difficult to hide. Holes may need to be drilled to run cables; causing noise, dust and disruption all of which need to be made good before leaving site. Wireless devices need no cable thus lessening disruption.

Battery Life Expectancy

The wireless standard, EN54 Pt 25, dictates that battery life for wireless devices must be a minimum of 3 years under normal usage and EMS wireless devices have been designed to give up to five years. EMS offers complete fire detection systems either fully wire-free or hybrid systems, a completely flexible solution to fulfil most user requirements.

EMS works with fully trained and approved Key Accounts, who can perform a wireless survey and install, commission and maintain an EMS wireless Fire Detection system throughout its life. We are also proud to work in partnership with some of the industry’s best known manufacturers to provide wireless solutions on a global scale.

Governed by standards, promoted by installers and manufacturers, and used by some of the largest and best known users, wireless fire detection has become the accepted solution.