Buying Or Replacing Fire Alarm Bells For Your Alarm System
One of the main important parts of a fire alarm system, besides the alarm control panel and the trigger is the fire alarm bells. This fire alarm bells basically is the similar type used in security alarms, basically to notify the danger. The signal is picked up from the pull bar unit or a detector, and the control unit will process it, and this will activate the alarm. Once the circuitry is activated, the fire alarm bells will ring. Besides this set of bells, there are also fire alarm systems which use horn as the notifying device.
Bells, horns, sirens, and strobe lights are how people in a house or building are notified of the fire. And in that case, it is very important to keep this notifying device alive and active all the time. Regular checking needs to be undertaken to ensure that the fire alarm bell is working fine. In many modern alarm systems, the alarm itself can be tested without activating the whole circuitry.
Usually, a set of fire alarm bells is used for places within a capacity of 100 or more people. For more complicated places, there are more modern devices such as the audio evacuation systems, sirens, and so on. Typically the fire alarm bells are also used in houses, simply because it can easily be heard within the whole neighborhood in case of fire.
Options And Variations
There are many renowned makers of the fire alarm bells, which include Forsyth Industries, Euchner, Edwards Signaling & Security Systems, Wheelock, Inc., Federal Signal Corp., Metalcraft, Inc./Sea-Fire Marine Products, Floyd Bell, Inc, and many more.
The most important things to consider when buying the fire alarm bells for your alarm system, or when you are replacing it is the choice of colors, sizes, and specifications. Colors basically is the color of the bell cover set, which normally we can find within the range of black, white, red, and others. Sizes refer to the width of the whole fire alarm bells unit, which can be anywhere from 4" to 8" for normal households and up to 12" for very large commercial places. Specifications on the other hand refer to the installation and mounting, cables and terminals options, consumption, circuitry compatibility, and many more.
The most common fire alarm bells do not go beyond the range of 24V and produce at least 75dBof output sound. And when you are buying one, make sure the whole set is weatherproof, for weather is one of the most common reasons as to why the bells get spoiled.