Fire Alarm FAQ

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What are the different types of Fire Alarm?
2 Single or Multizone. Manual system Automatic signalling
3   Manual & Heat Automatic signalling
3b (b means firecells have a single escape route. Type 4 or 6 is required)
4   Manual & Smoke Automatic signalling
4e (e allows optional use of Type 5)
5 Local Alarm Smoke Detection No Signalling
  (Heat detection in fire cells to alert all occupants)
6 Sprinkler plus Type 2 Fire Alarm Automatic signalling
7 Sprinkler plus Type 4 Fire Alarm Automatic signalling
7e Sprinkler plus Type 5 Fire Alarm No Signalling
f Suffix f means No Signalling as long as a telephone is available to dial 111
What Legislation may I need to consider may be involved?
  • Building Act
  • NZ Building Code
  • Electricity Regulations
  • Radio communications Regulations
  • Fire Service Act
  • Fire Safety and Evacuation of Building Regs.

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