Argus Fire Protection offers an extensive range of fire alarm systems ranging from simple manual fire alarm systems through to complex and integrated systems employing the latest technology for larger buildings. Our Design team are able to tailor a solution to meet your specific needs.

There are two generic types of fire alarm system in use, these are the traditional conventional alarm systems and the newer more advanced analogue addressable alarm systems. The two technologies are explained below:



Conventional systems are essentially simple switches that are either “on” or “off”. 

Key Components
of a Fire Alarm


The key components of the fire alarm system are the control panel, detectors and the alerting devices.

Analogue Addressable


Analogue addressable systems have constant two-way communication between the control panel and the detectors in the field. 

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Each detection device on an analogue addressable system has its own unique address within the system and the control panel is able to identify each device individually in the case of a fire or a fault


The increased intelligence associated with analogue addressable systems allows for them to have greater sensitivity to fire with greater immunity to false alarms.

Types of
Fire Alarm Systems


The New Zealand Building Code acceptable solution C/AS1 classifies the types of fire alarm systems as follows:

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