Addressable and Conventional Fire Alarm
The two most common types of fire alarms that businesses use are Conventional and Addressable Alarm Systems.
Both kinds of alarms link devices (call points and smoke detectors) to the main control panel.
An addressable fire alarm device is one in which all system fire and smoke detection devices are linked and communicate with each other and a central control monitoring location. This interconnectivity allows the control personnel to identify the area or “address” where the initial detection occurred. The data direct the emergency response team to pinpoint their efforts immediately to the precise location of the developing problem.
A conventional system employs one or more initiating circuits, linked to sensors (initiating devices) wired in parallel. These sensors are devised to lower the circuit's resistance when the environment's influence on any sensor exceeds a predetermined threshold.
The Difference between Conventional and Addressable Fire Alarms
The basic difference between the 2 is that an Addressable fire alarm system is cut up into loops that you could program, it is very excessive-tech since every individual device can be named, and you can pinpoint exactly which device has been activated.
While on the other hand, the conventional fire alarm system is split into zones, covering a specific area.