Fire Detection and Alarm Systems QLD

Fire Detection and Alarm System is designed to alert people during an emergency so that they can take action to protect themselves. It is the most commonly overlooked component of the fire protection system, until a fire actually occurs.

Regardless of the method of detection, Fire Detection and Alarm Systems send out warning tones when triggered, this alerts people that there might be a fire and should evacuate.

Some fire detection and alarm systems are also equipped with a remote alarm signaling equipment that automatically alerts the fire brigade through a central station.


Different Types of Fire Alarm Detectors

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Heat detectors

Heat detectors either work on a fixed temperature basis or they can be triggered by the rate of rise change in temperature.

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Smoke detectors

The three basic types of smoke detectors include Ionization, Light Scattering, and Light Obscuring.

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These are electronic detectors used to indicate the outbreak of fire by sensing the level of carbon monoxide in the air.

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Carbon Monoxide detectors

Multi-sensor detectors

The Multi-sensor detector works by combining inputs from the optical and heat sensors, and processing them using a complex algorithm built into the detector circuitry and control equipment.

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Manual Call Points

This is a device that allows people to raise the alarm by breaking the frangible element on the fascia, triggering the alarm.

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How Often Should Fire Detection System Be Maintained? 

  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems  - monthly, yearly, and 5 yearly

  • Occupant Warning Systems - monthly, yearly, and 5 yearly

  • Special Hazards Systems – CIE - monthly, 6 monthly, and yearly

  • Smoke Hazard Systems – CIE  - monthly and yearly

  • Emergency Warning System  - monthly, yearly, and 5 yearly

  • Emergency Intercom Systems - yearly

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How to Maintain Fire Detection Systems? 

Firstly all Fire Detection, Alarm and Warning Systems must be surveyed, inspected and tested in accordance with AS1851 and verified against the relevant applicable design standard set during certification and building approval.

Some of the basic checks are listed below:


Inspect the external alarm for damage.


Inspect the indicator panel. repeater panel, fire brigade panel, mimic panel, and fire fan control panel.


Inspect the battery for corrosion.


Simulate an alarm condition and confirm that all visual and audio alarms operate and that the external alarm is activated. 


Check if the occupant warning system is working. 


Perform functional testing of detectors.


Verify the system in accordance with the baseline data

SAFE Fire Detection and Alarm Services


Safety and Fire Experts provides end-to-end  Design, Certification, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance Services for residential, commercial and industrial clients in Brisbane and throughout Queensland. 


Fire Detection, Alarm and Warning Systems are integral to early warning for the occupants of a building and local fire authorities if connected. They assist in alerting individuals to any potential emergency situation within the building and ensure occupants can evacuate safely before any incident develops. These systems can be a combination of smoke/thermal alarms, detectors and evacuation speakers.


The team of technicians at Safety And Fire Experts are proud to serve the South East Queensland region and its people. We pride ourselves on our extensive industry knowledge and expertise, attention to detail, service delivery, honesty and customer satisfaction.


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