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What is a Fire Alarm Annunciator Panel?

If you have an addressable fire alarm system, you’ve probably seen your fire alarm annunciator panel. This is the panel (usually in the front of your building) that has a blueprint of your building along with a variety of lights and displays that indicate where a fire alarm was set off. Functions of the annunciator panel vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they all serve the same purpose: detecting problems and alerting the user to where the problem started, what caused it, and what (if any) sprinklers or other devices are working.

Kauffman Co. is a leading fire protection company in the Houston, Texas area. To request an estimate or repair on a fire alarm annunciator panel, call us today at (713) 893-1090!

How the Annunciator Panel Works

Each element of your building’s fire alarm system, from the smoke, heat, or fire detectors to the manual pull down stations and water flow alarm devices, relays information to the annunciator panel. Since the annunciator panel is constantly streaming fire detection, fire protection, and fire prevention codes into its data storage, it is ready to give an audible and visual signal as soon as a problem occurs.

Some of this critical information relayed by the fire alarm annunciator includes information designed to help people exit the building safely, to prevent the fire department from receiving false alarms, to alert the building operator to system failures, etc.

Benefits of Fire Alarm Annunciator Panels

The best thing about a fire alarm annunciator is when it signals a problem, it displays exactly which device is alarming so you (or the fire department) can locate any malfunctioning devices or emergencies efficiently. The system then sends this data to a storage area for future analysis.

Many fire alarm annunciator panels also feature battery backup systems in case of power failure as well as a phone line to the fire department, data storage, and a built-in printer, all of which help the building manager respond to emergency situations more quickly and efficiently.

Preventing False Alarms

Since fire alarms rely on a constant stream of data from each fire prevention device, there may be times when the system false alarms or when something like cigarette smoke sets off the alarm. Many manufacturers will install diagnostic programs that help the user tell if it is a false reading or if the threat of fire is real. And if the equipment appears to be malfunctioning, there’s only one company you need to call—Kauffman Co.!

If you have an addressable fire alarm system with an annunciator panel, you want to make sure it’s operating properly at all times. For fire alarm annunciator panel inspection in Houston, call Kauffman Co. today!

Annunciator Panel Installation & Inspection in Houston

If you need to install or inspect the annunciator panel of the fire alarm system in your Houston, Texas area building, contact Kauffman Co. today!

With over 35 years of experience in the fire protection industry, Kauffman Co. is one of the most reliable fire alarm and fire protection service companies in the Houston, TX area, and we are able to provide complete fire safety services for your office or commercial building. We also offer 24/7 emergency services. Contact us today to schedule an estimate.

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