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Fire Alarm Design

The importance of in-depth knowledge of all standards relevant to the project and robust communication between all parties is too often underestimated. We have assembled team of exceptionally knowledgeable engineers with the highest work ethics. With a keen eye on commercial viability, we guarantee your project will be delivered in compliance with the latest regulations, on time, and within budget.

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Using The Best Technology

We offer a free quotation with range a choices of fire alarm systems that use the latest technology. Anchor Fire engineer will provide you with advice on maintaining your system, and should you choose to upgrade, we will be happy to provide you with proposed design.

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Highly-skilled Engineers

Anchor Fire has a highly-skilled, goal-focused engineering team with can-do attitude.  We always adapt individual approach to the client. We will execute your project with professionalism and dedication. Our fire alarm designer will develop a design that meets the needs of the building and complies with all applicable regulations.

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Focusing On Your Project

There is no job too big or too small for us. We are not tied to a single manufacturer or product range, we will always offer you a choice and design the best system for your needs. The type of occupancy, such as office, retail, or industrial, will be taken into consideration to provide you with best design of your fire alarm system.

What to expect

How the process of designing fire alarm system looks?


Site Visit

Anchor Fire engineer will pay a visit to your commercial premisses to identify fire hazards and check possible solution for your space. This involves conducting a fire risk assessment, which is a systematic process of identifying, evaluating, and prioritising fire hazards. The fire risk assessment should consider the building's construction, occupancy, contents, and fire history and it is very important step to your fire safety.



Design Development

Once the fire hazards have been identified, the designer can develop a design for the fire alarm system. The design will meet the needs of the building and comply with all applicable regulations. The designer will consider the following factors when developing the design:

- The type of fire alarm system that your building requires
- The location of the fire detectors and alarms
- The wiring for the fire alarm system
- The power supply for the fire alarm system

Fire Alarm System Installation

The fire alarm system will be installed by our team of qualified fire alarm installers. The contractors will follow the approved design and install the system in accordance with all applicable codes and standards. The fire alarm engineer will be on site to make sure no false fire alarm is raised.


System Commissioning and  Testing

Once the fire alarm system will be installed, it will be tested and commissioned by fire alarm engineer to ensure that it is functioning properly. The testing should include all of the components of the fire alarm system, including the fire detectors, alarms and control panel.


Fire alarm systems often involve various parts beyond just fire and heat detectors. When designing these systems, it's crucial to think about all necessary components for smooth operation. Our engineers carefully plan systems that include fire extinguishers, windows that can be opened for ventilation in case of fire (AOV), nurse call systems, disabled refuge systems and access control features. Following design, our installation team integrates these features, and our fire alarm maintenance engineers are equipped to service the system effectively.

AOV Windows:

The design process for AOV (Automatic Opening Ventilation) windows begins with a thorough assessment of the building layout and fire safety requirements. We carefully select the appropriate locations for these windows to ensure optimal ventilation in the event of a fire. Our engineers consider factors such as building occupancy, fire compartmentalization, and escape routes to determine the most effective placement. Once the design is finalized, our installation team works diligently to integrate the AOV windows into the building structure, ensuring proper sealing and operation. Following installation, our commissioning experts meticulously program the AOV system to activate seamlessly in response to fire alarms or manual triggers. Finally, our maintenance team conducts regular inspections and servicing to ensure the continued functionality and compliance of the AOV windows.

Nurse Call Systems:

For nurse call systems, our design process begins with a comprehensive evaluation of the facility's healthcare needs and regulatory requirements. We collaborate closely with healthcare professionals to identify the optimal placement of nurse call stations and emergency pull cords to facilitate efficient communication and assistance during medical emergencies. Once the design is approved, our installation team meticulously installs the nurse call system, ensuring seamless integration with existing infrastructure and thorough testing of all components. Our commissioning specialists then program the system to meet specific user requirements and emergency protocols. Ongoing maintenance involves regular testing, calibration, and servicing to ensure the reliability and effectiveness of the nurse call system.

Disabled Refuge Systems:

In designing disabled refuge systems, our primary focus is on accessibility and safety for individuals with disabilities during emergency situations. We conduct detailed site surveys to identify suitable refuge areas and ensure compliance with relevant accessibility standards and building codes. Our engineers design refuge communication systems that enable clear and reliable communication between refuge areas and emergency responders. During installation, our team carefully installs refuge communication devices, signage, and emergency lighting to create accessible and secure refuge areas. Commissioning involves testing and calibrating the communication system to ensure effective operation in emergency scenarios. Maintenance activities include regular testing of communication devices, battery backup systems, and emergency lighting to ensure continuous functionality and compliance with accessibility regulations.

Access Control Systems:

The approach to access control systems begins with a comprehensive security assessment to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities. We work closely with clients to understand their security requirements and develop customized access control solutions tailored to their needs. Our design process includes the selection of appropriate access control technologies such as card readers, biometric scanners, and keypad entry systems. During installation, our team integrates access control hardware and software seamlessly into the building infrastructure, ensuring compatibility with existing security systems and protocols. Commissioning involves programming access control permissions, user profiles, and alarm responses to align with client security policies. Ongoing maintenance includes regular inspections, software updates, and troubleshooting to ensure the continued security and reliability of the access control system.

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