S1 Alarm Monitoring
Alarm Signaling Equipment Monitoring
S1 Fire monitoring operates 24/7 from its A1 graded monitoring centre.
Installation of Alarm Signaling Equipment (ASE) which is the red box that sits inside your fire panel allows Emergency Services to monitor your buildings fire equipment. Any changes with the status of your fire protection system activates the ASE to send signals to our monitoring centre, where our team responds accordingly.
S1 Fire monitoring will be automatically alerted of any fire alarm activation within your building, once an alarm is activated our monitoring team will dispatch the appropriate responder to your building.
The S1 Fire Monitoring ASE is the latest fire Alarm Signaling equipment and manufactured in Australia. This unit is designed to connect to a fire alarm system, in which the fire alarm system will trigger inputs on the main FCM. This will then display any faults onto the LEDs and LCD, with easy to confirm and read.
The FCM Control unit is in constant timed polling communications on 2 separate communication paths via two 4G networks to two Cloud Servers. The ASE integrity status and alarm communications are via 2 separate SQL Cloud Servers, who then process the communications for a further relay into an approved control room automation and then onto the fire brigade via the control centres own interface.
- The primary cause of false alarms is poorly maintained fire systems. ‘A proper maintenance standard’ is required pursuant to the ‘Emergencies ACT 2004’ & ‘AS:1851- Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment’.
- In some circumstances a change of detector type, sensitivity or location may also reduce unwanted alarm activations. There are several specialist companies who can provide advice on options. ACTF&R Fire Safety section may also be contacted for advice.
- Implementation of well-regulated workplace protocols can also be effective in reducing false alarms. For example; Contractors carrying out building or maintenance work should be inducted into the workplace with building owners/ managers ensuring appropriate isolation of AFA systems where required.
- Before cooking or showering, activate exhaust fans and were possible, open vents or windows.
- Avoid using aerosols sprays (deodorant/ hairspray etc) in close vicinity to detectors.
- Avoid the use of smoking materials in close vicinity to detectors.
- Ensure building owners/ managers are aware of any work being carried out in the vicinity of detectors, and that appropriate isolation of AFA systems are implemented where required.
- Avoid activities that may damage or disrupt smoke detectors. For example; moving, altering or interfering with detectors. Steam cleaning, fumigations or activities that create dust etc