Ansador are specialists in the implementation of fire detection and life safety systems. Our in house teams are well versed in the design and specification of systems through to installation, integration, commissioning, training and maintenance. The ongoing maintenance of fire detection and life safety systems are an integral part of our continual aftercare which has become synonymous with Ansador and our long standing client relationships are a testament to this.
Typically used in smaller premises, the devices are connected and divided into Zones which allows for the building to be segmented.
Each of these zones is linked to the control panel via its own radial circuit however upon being activated, the device causing the alarm is only visible as an entire zone meaning that identifying specific location is harder to identify. These are cost effective systems which will meet the requirements for a smaller premises.
Analogue addressable systems
Analogue addressable systems are generally specified and utilised throughout larger premises with areas of specific concern such as Universities, Hospitals, Airports and large commercial premises.
Unlike conventional systems, the devices are individually addressable meaning that identifying a fault or alarm is easily identifiable via its unique address which can be clearly displayed at the control panel leasing to swift identification.
Aspirating smoke detection systems operate through a network of sampling pipes and holes which are installed throughout the premises. Air is drawn through these pipes and analysed via complex detectors which when activated by detecting smoke generate a warning signal when appropriate.
These systems give perhaps one of the earliest warnings with regards to fire detection and can even detect smoke before it becomes visible to the human eye.
Operating in a similar fashion to wired systems, wireless systems offer an alternative to hard wiring. On a number of occasions, it may not be possible to physically install cables through a listed building or the aesthetics of the surroundings do not lend themselves to hardwiring the system. Wireless systems can be installed independently or integrated to a hard wired system where necessary.
Following fire detection systems, automated messages control the flow of people traffic in stairs and corridors allowing an orderly evacuation without causing panic. These messages are supplemented by spoken messages from the fire services or management suite confirming the validity and need to leave the building. This positive confirmation speeds evacuation and reduces risk of death from fire. Under BS5588, voice alarm systems are recommended for all public buildings and multi-story buildings over four floors. Voice Alarm (VA) systems are the quickest way to evacuate the public & staff from a building.
Disabled refuge systems
A disabled refuge is a relatively safe area within a building or exit staircase for mobility impaired occupants, allowing building management and emergency services to safely assist these people from the building. Mobility impairment is defined as not being able to walk 200m continuously without aid, and includes arthritis sufferers, people with leg and back injuries and women over 6 months term pregnancy. Disabled Refuge Systems allow for communication between the individual, the central designated points and the fire brigade.
Fire telephone systems
As the name suggests, fire telephone systems allow for communication throughout the premises in the event of a fire during an emergency evacuation process.
Induction loop systems
Audio-frequency induction loop systems (AFILS) allow hearing impaired individuals to hear more clearly. Most hearing aids have a ‘T’ or ‘MT’ switch which allows them to pick up the electromagnetic field generated by an induction loop system. The hearing aid converts this signal into a sound suited to its user’s specific hearing requirements.
Radio paging systems
Safe evacuation in an emergency can be challenging for people with hearing difficulties. A radio paging system utilises a small paging mechanism which transmits messages from the Control Panel to the pager via a displayed text message, together with an audible or vibrate alarm. Systems such as these are often used in emergency healthcare situations.
Disabled toilet alarms
As the name suggests, disabled toilet alarms are an easy to use alarm system for raising the alarm in the event of an emergency. A cord is pulled from the ceiling which in turn activates a light and sounder on the outside of the WC.
Ansador offer remote monitoring of fire alarm systems which is often an integral part of our client’s service and maintenance requirements.
Certified and accredited monitoring centres supply the necessary requirements for Ansador and work around the clock 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure that any events are dealt with in a swift and expedient manner.
When an event occurs on the panel in question, a signal is sent through immediately to the monitoring station whereby monitoring staff notify the predetermined recipient such as:
By remotely monitoring a fire alarm system, the response times are dramatically reduced and on larger premises, remote monitoring is often deemed as essential in order to comply with various insurance policies.
An emergency light is designed to illuminate when power is interrupted. This requires the use of a battery or generator system in all models, in order to provide electricity when none is available. Our design, installation and maintenance service comes assured with sign-off to NICEIC commercial standard. Emergency lighting systems are installed across almost all commercial and multi tenanted premises and is used in the event of power failure as a safety measure to ensure safety exiting of the premises. The emergency lighting system will have a test facility, which under the British Standards BS5266 should be operated on a monthly basis to test the operation of each fitting.