This type of fire alarm system is state of the art and highly intelligent. If a detector is triggered it give a text read out of exactly where this unit is; for example: “smoke detector 17 managers office”.
The main advantage of this system is for large buildings where a detector on a conventional zone may take some time to find. Some examples of where addressable systems are used are:
Hotels & Hospitals, large factories & warehouses, schools & colleges, nursing homes, complex offices & multifunctional buildings. As well as giving an exact point of trigger various other options are available including:
Sounders on the same circuit, cause & effect programming, intelligent control of other equipment, phased evacuation.