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Category: Fire Alarm Systems

Lexicomm Compatibility Tables

Discount Fire Supplies are proud to offer a range of Lexicomm emergency voice communication products that can be combined to create a complete disabled refuge solution.

Guide to OSID Beam Detection

OSID (Open-area Smoke Imaging Detection) is a type of smoke detection technology used in fire detection systems. Unlike traditional point-type smoke detectors that rely on smoke particles interrupting a light beam, OSID works by projecting both infrared and ultraviolet beams across an area.

Fike TwinflexPro² Fire Alarm Kit

The TwinflexPro² is an intelligent 2-wire fire detection system that uses conventional cabling. The system is  categorised as Analogue non-addressable and employs the Twinflex data protocol for communication. Available in 2, 4, and 8 zone variants, Fike TwinflexPro2 can handle up to 32 Twinflex devices per circuit. 

Is Your Communicator Ready For The UK PSTN Switch Off?

PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) telephone lines are used by many communicators installed in fire alarm panels, intruder alarm panels and other  systems, to transmit information about system errors or fire events. However, from 2025, PSTN lines will be switched off.

Fike Price Increase from 2024

Fike are increasing their prices from 2024, which will affect the Twinflex system and CIE Addressable system available at Discount Fire Supplies.

Recycle Week 2023 – Can You Recycle Fire Alarms and Batteries?

October saw the 20th Annual Recycle Week, which focuses on bringing the nation together to recycle more. Fire alarms are developed to last a long time, however, they will need to be replaced at some point, with many manufacturers recommending replacing their detectors every 10 years. If this is the case, what should you do […]

Introducing Our Intruder Alarm Range From Eaton

We are thrilled to welcome a comprehensive range of intruder alarm systems from Eaton.

Using Easy Relays to split a relay or provide one from trigger voltage

Most fire panels have a single fire and fault relay output on the panel itself. Addressable systems can have I/O units connected to the loop and some 2-wire systems can also have I/O units connected to the zones, these I/O units can provide additional relay outputs. Conventional systems and some 2-wire systems are not able […]

Which tools and equipment should fire alarm engineers carry as standard?

A fire alarm engineer who is responsible for installing, servicing or maintaining fire alarm systems should carry the necessary tools and equipment to perform their job safely and effectively. The specific tools and equipment an engineer should carry will clearly vary depending upon the scope of works a specific engineer is remitted to; however we […]