An addressable fire alarm panel is more advanced than a conventional fire alarm panel due to their programming flexibility and single point of fire detection. With this kind of fire panel, each device such as smoke detector, duct detector, etc. is assigned its own individual address within the fire system. This design allows the operator to pinpoint the exact location of the device or emergency.
An addressable fire panel automatically polls and monitors each device to its ensure its integrity and makes it easier to locate the actual device in case of a malfunction. In the older conventional fire panels, all devices are installed on a single loop making you search for the device with the problem, thus making it very time consuming and expense to repair. In the event of a trouble, the device and trouble number is displayed on the LCD annunicator screen.
With an addressable fire panel, you can install as many as 100 alarm devices such as smoke detectors, heat detectors, duct detectors, etc. on a loop making it easier to install and maintain on larger commercial fire systems.