Fire Detection systems

Our Fire Life Safety team are highly knowledgeable and qualified to undertake any design projects or tackle any system issues you may have, in order to increase the likelihood, of preservation of life, minimise damage to property and increase efficient firefighter intervention.

Fire detection systems are a critical element of any building design as they serve to identify when and where a fire is occurring by pinpointing heat, smoke or flames, before triggering a warning to building occupants through an audible alarm or control panel.

Early detection is a vital component of any life safety/fire protection scheme. It is equally critical that the type of active fire protection system designed is best suited for the environment that it is protecting to ensure it will perform as required and intended.

How IFC can help

IFC have the unique capability and experience to offer bespoke detection system design services and comprehensive inspections to ensure your existing system will perform properly if a fire breaks out, providing peace of mind and should the case arise, a robust legal stand point.
Our extensive knowledge of the latest standards such as BS EN 54 and BS 5839-1:2019 and the practical applications of all residential and commercial fire detection systems means we can help you identify and solve any potential risks that may arise during the life of the building.


From project concepts through indicative or detailed design, our in-depth understanding of the mechanics of fire spread and of building construction and enables us to advise and support intelligent decision making at the earliest stages.
IFC’s design capabilities can be utilised at any RIBA Stage covering any fire design engineering, produce selection and use, installation monitoring and client acceptance/verification testing: whilst delivering to tight deadlines.
Our aim is to understand the fire safety strategy or client’s requirements and integrate tailored fire engineering solutions to create a safer building for the occupants, whilst being sympathetic to the architectural integrity of your building.
Even for outwardly small projects, the design stage can be a complex and in-depth process of assimilating client preferences with the latest standards and applicable codes that are translated into detailed drawings and final design recommendations.


Ill-fitted, inappropriate or deteriorating products and systems can have detrimental effect on any buildings risk profile; this can be extended to room, area or building change. See Fire Risk Management for further information.

Inspections and ongoing maintenance are an important part of the successful prevention and protection of buildings whether they are a new build out of warranty or historic; but how often are these systems inspected correctly?
IFC’s engineers are regularly called upon to inspect and review all types of Life Safety fire detection systems in-situ for any building type.

Types of Detection systems

With IFC’s fire engineering knowhow we will be able to incorporate the most appropriate methods of detection for your building.

Addressable Technology

Conventional Technology

Wireless/Hybrid Solutions

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