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Fire Detection Alarm Systems

A fire detection alarm system is designed to monitor an environment for heat build-up, smoke, or chemicals such as carbon monoxide generated in the event of a fire. A fire detection system includes a network of sensors wired together to provide distributed coverage around the entire building. Each sensor either contains a self-contained alarm unit or feeds a signal back to a central processing unit that sends a signal to all the alarms throughout the building. A fire detection system may also include manual alert stations, enabling people in the building to activate the fire alarm system prior to automatic detection.