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Heat & Smoke Detector System

Heat and smoke detectors will detect smoke or heat and emit a loud noise that will give you and all staff enough time and warning to evacuate the premises safely. These devices integrate detection of a fire (smoke and heat detectors) and emission of alerts (fire alarm) as a consequence.

Heat detectors are insensitive to smoke and are triggered by either the temperature rising above a preset level or if the temperature rises rapidly in a short space of time. Smoke detectors, on the other hand, is there to detect when smoke is present in the premises within its detection capabilities.

Currently, there are four types of fire alarms that can be fitted into your business premises: heat, ionisation, optical and combined alarms. Ionisation alarms are very sensitive to small particles of smoke and they tend to detect fast moving fires, which could be the case with wood or paper, for example. They are normally quicker at sensing fire before smoke gets too thick.

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Our fire alarms were in need of an upgrade and Tindall Security as always were absolutely brilliant. Our entire fire system needed updating and we now know that all precautions have been taken with new smoke detectors and break glass points around our premises have been newly updated. Highly recommended

Scott Wilson-RoweMilton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Smoke Alarms

Optical fire alarms, also known as photoelectric smoke alarms, are normally used for low burning and smouldering fires. These are particularly effective in areas where there could be a smouldering foam filled furniture & overheated PVC wiring.

Combined fire alarms may either combine optical and heat alarms or smoke detection and carbon monoxide alarms. Combined alarms are usually battery powered and have a built-in siren. They can also be linked together so that one alarm may trigger the rest, which can be done through radio-interlinked smoke alarms.

Depending on the type of business and the activities carried out within the building, smoke and heat detectors may have to be installed in every storey or room of the property. This can only be determined according to the regulations and requirements as well as a thorough fire risk assessment.

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Our Fire Services

We’ll take the time to understand what you are hoping to achieve, then we’ll advise the best fire service. The links below will give you a bit more information on each of our most popular types of fire service for your business.

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All commercial premises are different and every business owner has their own specific requirements and concerns. Our experienced system designers will visit you in your commercial property and conduct a thorough security survey of your premises.

These very comprehensive surveys are offered to business owners throughout Hertfordshire, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex and the surrounding areas. They are completely free of charge and there is no obligation to buy.

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