Fire Detection & Alarm Systems

RES provides a complete fire detection and fire alarm system design, installation and commissioning service, ensuring your premises are compliant to British Standards (BS5839 Pt1).


Our Fire Detection & Alarm Services

  • Design, Installation and Commissioning
  • Servicing and Maintenance
  • Additional Works
  • Fire Alarm System Upgrades
  • Fault Finding and Repairs
  • Regular Checks

Fire Alarm Equipment

A wide range of Fire detection and Alarm System (FDAS) equipment is available and we specialise in providing solutions for any type of premises and its use.

The types of equipment recommended may include the following products:

  • All fire alarm systems will include manual call points that allow
    people to raise a fire alarm, commonly known as “break glass” units.
  • Point detectors are designed to detect one or more of the four characteristics of fire; heat, smoke, combustion gas (i.e. carbon monoxide), or radiation (i.e. infra-red).
  • Multi-sensor detectors combine detector technology to improve the detection characteristics and reject false alarms.
  • Optical beam detectors provide economical and effective protection of large, open plan spaces where the use of traditional detection technologies would prove to be difficult and/or costly to install.
  • Line type heat detectors are used in large industrial spaces such as tunnels or car parks with adverse environmental conditions.
  • Aspirating fire detection is a specialised system where air samples are taken to a sensitive central detector through a network of small pipes.
  • Wireless fire alarm systems are available which provide solutions where wired installations are not suitable.
  • Other devices, such as visual alarms or beacons are used if there is a risk of audio signals not being adequately heard by all occupants, either for disability reasons or by use of ear defenders.

The operation of all this equipment is coordinated and controlled by a control and indicating panel. This piece of equipment allows the day to day test and running of the fire alarm system but is also at the centre of managing what happens in the event of a fire alarm.

The control and indicating panel may indicate only the zone in which a detector or call point has been activated or it may be a fully addressable panel giving details and location of the individual detector or call point that has operated.

There should always be a zone plan displayed alongside the fire alarm control and indicator panel.

Complete service

RES provides a complete fire detection and fire alarm system design, installation and commissioning service, ensuring your premises are compliant to British Standards (BS5839 Pt1).

Our own in house engineer team specialise in this type of work and are experienced in a variety of state of the art alarm systems.


Go Wireless with approved Hyfire Installers

The Hyfire range of products is the most technically advanced and innovative hybrid fire solution available in the UK. The system has an impressive track record and can boast the largest reference list of any EN54 compliant hybrid system available today.

The system seamlessly integrates wired and wireless devices with industry standard control equipment to provide a cost effective solution for almost any application. Equally at home with a 2000 device all wireless system as with a 50 device hybrid system, Hyfire has become the product of choice for many blue chip clients in many sectors of industry and commerce.

RES are approved Hyfire Alarm Installers.

HYFIRE - Authorised Partner


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Our fire alarm services cover the South of England including the counties of Middlesex, Essex, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire including London, Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Bristol, and the surrounding towns of Aldershot, Basingstoke, Beaconsfield, Bracknell, Cirencester, Egham, Farnham, Guildford, Henley on Thames, High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Marlow, Newbury, Oxford, Poole, Reading, Slough, St Albans, Staines, Swindon, Watford, Windsor, Woking, Wokingham and Worthing.


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