With advances in technology, newer models of wireless fire alarm systems provide cost-savings and flexibility, while providing reliable protection with low risk of failure. What once took many hours to install with considerable investment has now been reduced to a comparatively simple process. As a matter of fact, today, wireless fire alarms are so easy to install and are so reliable that construction site projects are turning to them for protection against fire as a temporary system, even for short-term projects.
Early Wireless Fire Alarm Technology
Wireless fire alarms came into existence in the early 80s. Today, the wireless fire alarm technology has come a long way and has become highly sophisticated. Modern alarm systems provide great reliability that the earlier systems could not match. Also, improvements in radio transmissions have ensured that the signals are reliable and there are no false alarms or interruptions. This is because wireless fire alarms have a dedicated radio frequency that eliminates any chances of interference with other wireless systems in the vicinity.
Another major concern in early wireless fire alarm systems was poor battery life. Even today, batteries must be checked and replaced at regular times; however, the improved battery technology has reduced these hassles greatly and battery life of 12 months is common place. Some of the advantages of wireless fire alarm systems over traditional hard-wired fire alarms are:
Speed of Installation, Convenience, and Security
Wireless fire alarms are quick and simple to install. They do not require drilling holes through walls and the installation takes a fraction of the time when compared to hard-wired fire alarm systems.
In the case of wireless fire alarm systems, you can interconnect existing fire alarms present in different buildings on the same project. Wireless systems are also not as prone to damage by lightning as wired systems, thereby increasing the security of the alarm system. Since the alarms are not connected using wires, a surge caused by a lightning strike cannot travel throughout the system and damage the other connected devices.
Increased Safety and Security
In the case of a wired system, several feet of wires are vulnerable to damage in case of a fire outbreak and can also be chewed and destroyed by rodents, making them useless.
Wireless fire alarms are not dependent on an external power source as they operate on batteries and are operational even during a power outage. Wireless fire alarms are very reliable and are designed to be fail-safe.
Installing wireless fire alarm systems can help in big cost savings for your company as you do not have to invest in cables or extensive installation costs. The cost does not involve the wiring alone as hard-wired fire alarm systems require two analogue phones for the purpose of monitoring, while wireless systems do not require any phone lines. Also, all other business can be carried out as usual without any interruptions while installing wireless fire alarms as compared to wired systems that may require shutting down or slowing down of the regular business. This translates to direct cost and business savings.
The Cygnus range of wireless fire alarms is an advanced system that provides your business with reliable and effective fire protection solutions. With Cygnus, you can be assured of high-quality fire protection and efficiency you can depend on.