Fire Alarm Systems

For top-of-the-range addressable, conventional, wireless and hybrid fire alarm systems, call 0800 999 1211.

Fire alarms: Choosing the best system for your business

You may be wondering, what is the best fire alarm system for my business? That’s where our expertise comes in. With our skillset as professional fire alarm installers, we’ll be able to assess your needs and customise a fire alarm system so that it benefits your commercial property completely. There are four types of fire alarm systems that could secure the safety of your company – why not find out which one will be the best for you?

Conventional fire alarm systems

Conventional fire alarm systems could be what you need. Conventional systems are controlled with one central panel, with each zone on its own circuit. The panel can then detect which zone is being triggered and direct fire services towards the area that has been set off. A conventional fire alarm is simple to install and is a dependable system for a small establishment.

Is a conventional fire alarm system the one for you?

You’d benefit from using a conventional fire alarm system if you have a small shop front or office. These systems suit smaller locations – the technology doesn’t need to be too advanced in order to carry out its purpose effectively. Do you want to know why this system could be the one for you? Let’s look at some of its benefits:

  • The equipment for a conventional system is cost-effective.
  • This technology suits those that have a smaller building to implement fire safety measures in. Fewer devices are needed to cover all the areas.

Addressable fire alarm systems

An addressable fire alarm system has intelligent detectors and uses efficient technology to reduce the amount of wiring needed. This makes for a more sophisticated panel than a conventional system. All detection devices in the system will be connected to the central panel in one loop. This makes it easier when fire services come to intervene, as the detectors can pinpoint exactly which one has been triggered. These high tech, convenient systems are reliable and can rapidly determine where the fire is.

Why would you need an addressable fire alarm system?

An addressable fire alarm system is ideal if you have a large area to cover. This will be the perfect solution if your business requires more than 10 devices, such as in the healthcare industry or schools and colleges. The benefits of an addressable system are clear:

  • The detectors are intelligent and reliable. When the alarm is triggered the control panel will determine exactly which area is in trouble. This makes the process quicker for fire services.
  • These systems reduce false alarms, ensuring fire services aren’t called unnecessarily.
  • There is less wiring needed as all devices are linked to the central panel. This reduces the cost of unnecessary wiring overall.

Our accreditations

Fire Systems Services are BAFE accredited for the design, installation and maintenance of fire alarm and detection systems. All of our engineers have relevant qualifications that make them the best person for the job. We work with these systems daily and are experts in our field. Expanding our knowledge through training and qualifications gives our clients confidence in our services.

Let us answer your questions

Do you have questions regarding British Standards and Regulations for fire alarm systems? Your sector could have certain regulations that require us to design your systems differently. For information, call us on 0800 999 1211 or email If you fill out our contact form, we’ll be able to get back to you shortly.


Wireless fire alarm systems

If you’re looking for a flexible fire alarm system, going wireless could be the right choice. Linking to the central control panel through radio transmissions, your detectors and sounders can link together and communicate without the cost and labour of wiring. Wireless alarms are very popular for their minimal appearance and their effectiveness. A wireless system could be the right fit for your commercial or residential building and, with our expertise, Fire Systems Services are the right people to provide it.

Why would a wireless fire alarm system benefit you?

When would you benefit from a wireless fire alarm system? If you’re looking for a non-intrusive alarm system that helps you preserve the look of your commercial property, this could be just the system. They are also perfect solutions for heritage buildings, whose listed status gives them certain appearance regulations. What else should you know about wireless alarms?

  • These systems won’t affect the appearance of your building. If fire alarms were forgotten during the decorating process, you won’t need to ruin the paint for wiring.
  • Wireless systems can be installed efficiently and with minimal disruption, making the process as smooth as possible.
  • One of the advantages of wireless systems? They can be used in a hybrid system to create a bespoke fire alarm system.

Hybrid fire alarm systems

Hybrid systems are flexible, meaning your commercial building can have intelligent, varied systems. A wireless system can communicate with either an addressable fire alarm or a conventional one, allowing your alarm system to spread across multiple sites and feed back to the same control panel. This makes it easier to find out which detector has been set off, making the fire services’ lives are easier.

Could a hybrid fire alarm system be your best option?

A hybrid system could be what you need to take your fire safety precautions to the next level. You could opt for a hybrid fire alarm system if the site is large, but also if you have many people that need to use the building. The flexibility of a hybrid system is what will really benefit your business – you’ll be able to connect all your systems across one building. For this reason, hybrid systems are particularly effective in large locations, such as hotels and heritage buildings.

  • With a hybrid system, installation is efficient. It minimises disruption – we can work on the wireless system while disruption needs to be low and then move onto wired system at a convenient time.
  • A lot of flexibility is offered by a hybrid system. If you need a pristine, wireless appearance in one building and the benefits of a wired system in another, this is entirely possible.
  • With both systems working side by side, their reliability is increased. Both wireless and wired systems are effective by themselves, but together they’re unstoppable!

Which fire alarm is best for your business? Give us a call

If you’re looking for updated fire safety in your premises, give us a call on 0800 999 1211 or email and talk to one of our fire alarm experts. We can transform the systems in your business.


Why choose Fire Systems Services
as your fire alarm experts?

Fire Systems Services is the right choice for the installation and maintenance of your fire alarm system. We conduct our business with our clients at the forefront of our minds – we do everything to make your experience as seamless as possible. Here’s how…

Specialist services, start-to-finish

Our services are comprehensive – we will support you from designing your fire alarm system and customising it to your location, through to maintaining it over the years. Our services are of the highest standard and our personal connections with clients are extremely important to us!

Experienced engineers

We have some of the top engineers in the industry, and we make sure our employees are always learning and improving. Our clients have trusted us for decades due to our workmanship, and we take pride in paying close attention to detail during your service. Many of us have been in the industry for over 30 years – our experience can’t be beaten!

Multi-trained engineers

We make it a priority for every engineer to have skills in every stage of the process. This ensures that we are always responsive to what our clients need – there won’t be a long waiting time because all our engineers will know exactly the solution you need! We’re problem solvers – no matter your location, we can help.

Concise communication

The way we communicate is completely tailored to your preferences. We provide you with reports to update you with our progress, and there is even software for clients to access their past information and request surveys. If you’re in an emergency, we have a 24/7 call out policy. We’re always there when you need us.

Contact Fire Systems Services

Are you looking for a fire safety solution for your commercial property? If you contact us at Fire Systems Services, we’ll be able to tailor the perfect fire alarm system to your location. Give us a call on 0800 999 1211 or email and we’ll get started with your fire alarm system. Contact us now for your free quote!