Smoke and Heat detectors are designed to protect life and
property through the early detection of smoke and heat from
Photo-electric smoke detectors have proven to be the surest
form of smoke detectors with a higher immunity to false alarms,
excellent detection ability, and many years of trouble free
environmentally friendly service.
Integrating them into your system and having the system monitored
is the surest way of having 24 hour protection. Upon activation
all the system sirens sound with a pulsing intermittent tone
which is very different to the burglar activation.
The battery operated (stick on type) ionisation chamber type
smoke detector uses Americium 241, a highly
toxic radioactive isotope that is dangerous to the environment
and is produced by the tonne each year.
When the unit is no longer functional, (which can range from
a few months to a couple of years), it is thrown away in the
rubbish and buried along with other waste to threaten our
environment for thousands of years to come
These detectors are not monitorable and so are only of use
when you are home, due to the sounder being within each unit
and therefore not audible outside the premises.
This generally means that although you will have personal
protection if you hear the unit activate, property protection
is virtually non existent due to no sirens activating and
the first thing anyone will know of the fire is when smoke
and flames are billowing out of the windows.
We recommend the installation of recessed monitorable photoelectric
type smoke detectors in living and sleeping areas and surface
type photoelectric detectors in service areas.
Additionally, we recommend heat detectors in enclosed areas
where smoke detectors may be affected by fumes and dust.
Gas detection devices are very important in situations
where gas valve assemblies and large gas fired water heating
units are contained within an enclosed area.
Gas can build up to explosive levels from even the smallest
leak and a gas detector can prevent serious property and personal
damage and at the same time warm the monitoring station of
this leak long before it reaches dangerous levels.
All devices are connected to the security system to activate
the system sirens to warn occupants and notify the monitoring
station upon the detection of smoke or fire within the premises.
This allows for the early response of the Fire Service and
thereby keeps damage to a minimum.
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