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Everything you need to know about Fire Alarms Systems

Fire Alarm Systems

Everything you need to know about Fire Alarms Systems

A fire alarm system, an active prevention system, controls other fire alarm systems. Your home’s fire alarm can be triggered automatically by smoke detectors, heat detectors, or manually, usually accompanied by a loud sound and blinking or flashing lights.

Effectiveness Relies on Smoke Detection

For a fire alarm system to be effective, it must include a smoke detector that indicates the presence of smoke and fire.

Types of Fire Alarms

Three types of fire and smoke alarms can be installed in your home, each with distinct functions despite being referred to as fire alarms. Some detect smoke, others detect heat and fire, and some can detect both. Your choice should align with your fire safety needs.

Heat Detector:

This type detects heat, activating an alarm at a specified temperature. Ideal for smaller spaces where rapid detection isn’t crucial, although it is slower at detecting fires, it has a lower false alarm rate.

Smoke Alarm:

Smoke alarms detect fires faster than heat detectors, using various technologies:

  • Ionization: This technology relies on a radioactive component emitting ions, creating electrical currents between electrodes. When smoke enters, it disrupts the current flow, triggering the alarm. Effective for rapidly spreading fires.
  • Photoelectric: These alarms use light and a photoelectric sensor to detect fires, triggering an alarm when smoke enters the optical chamber. Best suited for detecting slow fires. Some alarms combine both technologies for optimal performance.

Power Sources

Fire alarm systems can be powered by electricity or batteries, often containing internal batteries to function during power outages. Regularly replacing batteries in battery-operated alarms is crucial to prevent potential hazards.

Trust Pulse Electrix for Your Fire Alarm Needs

At Pulse Electrix, we are well-versed in various fire alarm systems. We can recommend, install, maintain, and service the right alarm for your home. For inquiries and arrangements, please contact us at


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