Fire Alarm Control Panels
Fire Alarm Control Panels (FACP) control your fire alarm system as a whole and are ideal for schools, restaurants, department stores, office spaces and apartment complexes. All of your alarm accessories- smoke detectors, heat detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, pull stations, water flow devices, sirens and strobe lights- communicate with an alarm control panel which will alert guests, employees and students if smoke or fire is within your complex. The choice of which control panel is right for you comes down to the size of your building and how much control you want to have.
To cater to the size of your commercial building, Home Security Store stocks FACPs with sizes from two to ten zones of control. The bigger the building, the more zones you need to cover. Our hardwired systems receive and process information from input devices (accessories) and in turn trigger an alarm, sirens or strobes and dial out to the fire department if necessary.
There are four basic types of alarm control panels: Coded, Conventional, Addressable and Multiplex systems. Conventional are the most commonly used and are reliable and effective, which is why we carry some of the best in the business from such brands as Honeywell and Silent Knight. A conventional panel will detect on/off signals and they use separate wiring circuits (zones) to relay pertinent information to whoever is in charge of the system.
FACPs could be the difference between life and death. The sophistication of their new age technology speeds up evacuation time and can stop a growing fire in its tracks.