Santana Integrator - Integrated Building Protection System
Homesafe install Fire Alarms to NZS 4512:2003
We are pleased to be able to provide a quotation for any size system
What are the different types of Fire Alarm?
Single or Multizone.
Manual & Heat
(b means firecells have a single escape route. Type 4 or 6 is required)
Manual & Smoke
(e allows optional use of Type 5)
(Heat detection in fire cells to alert all occupants)
Type 2 Fire Alarm
Type 4 Fire Alarm
Type 5 Fire Alarm
Suffix f means No Signalling as long as a telephone is available to dial 111
What Legislation may I need to consider may be involved?
NZ Building Code
Radio communications Regulations
Fire Service Act
Fire Safety and Evacuation of Building Regs.
Buildings need to be split into zones. An indication of the zone activation needs to be indicated on the panel. All alerting devices on a zone shall operate together except as permitted in a Type 5 system.
On activation of the Control Panel it may initiate (Not Power) through relays.
Sprinkler pressure and flow switches must not generate a Fire Alarm (signal only)
Operation of 1 or more detectors or call points shall result in a Fire Alarm by;
Alerting devices in building
Indication on the panel and any indicating unit and repeater.
Signal (When required to be connected)
a,b and c above are optional where detectors are fitted for local alarm
Audible alarms are to operate till manually reset.
Alarms using voice systems are to override any other function when in alarm.
Conventional smoke detectors need to operate twice before an alarm signal is sent (analogue algorithms override this issue).
Ancillary alarms that are indicative of a fire such as a sprinkler head are permitted to activate the alarm.
Signalling shall latch
Alarm shall continue until system restored or silence switch operated.
Outside switch key operated and marked "Silence Alarms. Brigade Use Only". Operated detectors are isolated only.
Ancillary equipment such as a sprinkler control must have the same switch fitted./li>
Manual Reset Facilities
Only possible when activated devices have been reset or cleared. This may require replacement parts or other devices such as switches within the panel.
Evacuation & Alert Switches
A key operated switch Market "Evacuation" on the panel is to be used to isolate the signalling and to allow testing and trial evacuations.
A key marked "Alert" is used for testing staged evacuation.
When the following occurs;
When battery level is below the manufacturers capacity.
Open or Short circuit on a zone or low/high impedance that prevents the detection from operating the zone.
Suitable LED's, LCD or other system.
If incandescent lamps are used 2 are required in case of failure.