Alarm systems

Almost all types of building need some type of alarm and warning system and it is essential to ensure that the fire alarm, detection and warning systems are specified, design, installed and operate correctly.


Audible Notification Equipment employs sensory methods to alert inhabitants to a potential emergency. These devices include standardised audible alarms or Emergency Voice Alarm Communications (public address voice messages) that direct occupants how to evacuate safely.
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.
IFC have the unique capability and experience to offer bespoke alarm system designs 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.
IFC can assist in the selection, specification and design of these increasingly used systems, in accordance with both British and international standards, as well as acoustic modelling, to ensure building occupants are informed of a potential emergency at the earliest opportunity.


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 alarm and warning systems in-situ for any building type.

Types of Alarm systems

IFC will be able to incorporate the most appropriate methods of detection whether it be heat, smoke or gas detectors, aspirators, wireless or the latest beam detection systems.

Emergency Voice Communication

Emergency Assist Alarms

Visual Alarm Devices

Emergency Lighting

Statutory Signage

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