Fire Alarms & Call Points
Fire alarms and fire call points are essential in helping to detect dangerous circumstances involving fire. The risk of fire breaking out should never be underestimated and fire alarms play an important role in detection. Fire alarm systems provide warning to building occupants and allows for action to be taken. Not all places are able to accommodate the wired alarms that are present on most buildings so Reece safety offers a selection of manual fire alarms ideal for temporary outdoor use such as construction sites, caravan and camping sites and festival and events sites where there is no real possibility of being able to install more conventional alarms.
There are different types of fire alarms available and the list below identifies the purpose and use of each:
- Rotary Alarm bell - The rotary alarm bell is the traditional fire alarm that has been used for many years. It has now been improved for better performance than ever and to provide an even better means of alerting people to evacuate. It is manufactured using very strong aluminium, making it strong and durable and such is perfect for outdoor use. This easy to use, hand operated warning device is simple in its workings; all that has to be done to sound the 60dB siren is a mere turn of the handle. It is a cost effective and practical manual fire alarms product capable of delivering a loud enough warning for everyone in close proximity (up to 35m). Ideal for most building sites or caravan sites.
- Howler Site alarms - The Howler site alarm range are a popular choice for use on construction sites that require temporary alarm systems. The Multilink facility allows for up to 50 units to be interconnected and the powerful siren could be easily heard over a large area. There are three different howler site alarms available: The H01 is the push on/off switch, The H02 is the push on/twist off option and the H03 is the push on/key off option.
- Manual call point alarm – A manual call point alarm is a device for the manual initiation of an alarm. Manual fire alarm activation requires human intervention, as distinct from automatic fire alarm activation such as that provided through the use of heat detectors and smoke detectors. It is, however, possible for call points to be used in conjunction with automatic detection as part of the overall fire detection and alarm system. Manual call point alarms are available in resettable or break glass variants.
- Electric Solenoid Bell - The electric solenoid bell is a unique sounder for use as part of a fire, security and other signalling system and combines a miniature solenoid with an integrated circuit that is 24V. Designed for single fast installation with components that easily clip together. This type of fire alarm is loud giving off a sound of 93-95db.
- Motorised Fire bell - Bells still remain a popular choice for many applications such as schools where they can sometimes be used as a signal for non-fire purposes such as class change. The motorised fire bell incorporates a highly efficient rotary centrifugal movement combining high sound output with low current consumption. The Fire bell incorporates a rotating hammer which, when activated, produces an effective and reliable ringing tone. It’s sound output, ensures clear notification is given to the surrounding area. Whilst you might be looking for a fire bell for notification purposes in event of an emergency, there may also be other applications that you would find it useful for. Centrifugal bells are popular in schools to signal class-change and are also used for timed sports events and factory shift change amongst other applications.