The field of fire detection has advanced to where smoke detectors and alarm devices have combined to become life-safety systems.
Fire outbreak is one of the most dangerous events possible; somewhere in the world, one occurs every minute of every day. While fire can be our friend in some instances, it can be our worst enemy when uncontrolled and allowed to continue through a building. Fire is, of course destructive, and the smoke from a fire creates a toxic, dangerous atmosphere.
The timely detection of a fire and its control can save several thousands of lives, thousands of injuries, and millions of naira in property loss each year.
The purpose of an automatic fire-alarm system is to detect an occurrence, alert the control panel and proper authorities, and notify the occupants to take action.
It is important to note that all fire alarm and detection systems require periodic care and maintenance. There may be requirements for annual, semi-annual, quarterly or monthly system testing.
A properly installed and maintained system saves lives and reduces property damage.