On a conventional system, the devices are split into zones (such as floors of the building or set areas) and when activated, the panel will tell you what zone the detector that has sensed the fire or manual call point that was triggered is in.
An addressable system is more advanced, whereby each device has its own coded ‘address’. When that detector or call point is activated, the panel tells us exactly which device it is. This allows you to check for a fire or false alarm by going straight to the point, minimising risk in not having to search a zone. They give more flexibility in their setup & can save a lot of time & expense in troubleshooting false alarms, but are more expensive to install & commission.

Categories: Fire Alarms