fire & smoke monitoring
Fire And Smoke Monitoring| What You Need To Know
So we would bet that you don't quite know how many smoke detection system types there are. There are quite a few and knowing what they are and how they work is something everyone should know. Here we will touch on several of those systems so you can make an educated choice about what you need. But the one thing is for sure--once you are through reading you should be convinced that you need something. No home should ever be without a fire detection system of some kind. Smoke is one of the quickest building and the most silent killer apart from carbon monoxide.
Heat detectors are the best technology for the areas in the home that are the most dusty or compact. Fires with a lot of condensed heat would build up here. There are two sensors in a heat detector. One senses things happening a few minutes before the second one. Once the smoke emits heat--the second sensor bypasses the electrical system and sets off the alarm.
Photoelectric detectors are great for detecting the smaller particles that the hotter fires will output. This operates by a light that is in the center of the detector. Once heat to a certain temp is detected it will scatter the light and set the alarm off.
These are detection devices that work on a radio active isotope. Without getting too technical, these are great for small particles from very hot fires. They are not so good for detecting smoke from cooler fires which give off thicker smoke and not the other way around.
Flame detectors are best for places like auditoriums that wind or air can pass through and fan flames where larger fires may occur. These are not so hot for small homes and businesses.
What role does a smoke and fire detection service play?
It is an unfortunate thing when fire isn't taken seriously. It's normally just something that folks don't hear about enough. It is also human nature to think that it won't happen to you. We tend to justify to ourselves that we will wake up or you are always in the home--maybe you work from home or are a chronic insomniac. But there is just something about fire that starts quick and comes up behind you fast. You can be in one end of the home and a fire can start near a child's room. At holiday time, the chances triple. Make sure you're covered, call for a consultation now.