Fire Alarm

Fire Alarms

Fire alarms are an integral part of every fire protection plan. Hiller offers a range of products by trusted suppliers to detect and warn of fire. In most building, the greatest risk of loss occurs when the facility is unoccupied. If there is a fire or security alarm and no one is on the scene to respond, significant loss can occur. This is where Hiller steps in, by providing UL alarm monitoring as a measure of security to protect your assets. Alarm system monitoring reports a security or fire alarm to a remotely located UL listed central station. This station is operated 24/7 by experienced staffed, specially trained in the monitoring of residential, commercial, medical and environmental security.

Intelligent Detection and Control Systems ›

The first step to putting out a fire is knowing it is there. It is vital to have a high-quality detection system in place to minimize risk of damage to your people, property and production. Fire detection technology has advanced to the point that most fires can be detected in the developing stage when they are still small and controllable. Intelligent detection systems can pinpoint exactly where a fire is burning. This saves time as firefighters know exactly where to focus their efforts, which, in turn, speeds suppression, reduced damage and allows work to resume more quickly.

With intelligent control systems, you can choose a detector that is specific to the type of combustibles in the facility. You can even program the detector to alter its sensitivity based on time of day and environmental changes during the day. Detection systems can also be interfaced with building control systems to shut off ventilation blowers, close fire doors, or open smoke exhaust systems.

Common Applications:

  • Clean rooms
  • Data centers
  • Industrial facilities
  • Flammable liquid storage/industrial facilities
  • Office buildings

Types of detection systems:

  • Ionization-type alarms – These alarms use radioactive material between two electrically charged plates. This causes ionization in the air, which allows current to flow between the plates. In the case of fire, smoke entering the chamber interrupts the flow of ions. This reduces the current and triggers the alarm.
  • Photoelectric alarms – These alarms aim a light source into a sensing chamber. Smoke then reflects light onto a sensor and triggers the alarm.
  • Heat detectors – Heat detectors vary by type and include fixed temperature and rate-of-compensation. They are best used in dirty environments or in those with high hazard flammable liquids.
  • Air aspirating detectors – These detectors use laser sensors in a detection housing. Using a pump connected to tubing throughout the room, air is drawn into the detector head. These are ideal for the environment, such as clean rooms, computer rooms or high dollar risk areas where early detection is critical.
  • Linear beam detectors – These are preferred for facilities with large spaces. They use ceiling-mounted detectors on opposites sides of a space. They measure reflectivity to determine if there is smoke obscuration.
  • Ultraviolet and infrared detection systems – These systems offer high-speed detection around large industrial and flammable liquids facilities.

Networked Systems ›

Networked fire alarm systems are recommended for commercial facilities. The benefit of a networked system is that it can communicate data throughout fire alarm panels to give you more information and control over a fire event. In extensive facilities, control panels are positioned on different floors or buildings throughout the facility to relay status and maintain control over designated areas. Even if one control panel is offline, the rest of the network will continue to function and communicate needed data. In addition, a networked system allows you to access to control panel data from one central location. Through a dashboard, you can alter sensitivity or disable devices. If you use a mass notification system, it can be integrated into the networked alarm system to deliver critical messages to people in an emergency.

Common Applications:

  • Restaurants
  • Office buildings
  • Industrial facilities
  • Clean rooms
  • Data centers
  • School systems

Types of Alarm Systems:

  • Ionization-type alarms – These alarms use radioactive material between two electrically charged plates. This causes ionization in the air, which allows current to flow between the plates. In the case of fire, smoke entering the chamber interrupts the flow of ions. This reduces the current and triggers the alarm.
  • Photoelectric alarms – These alarms aim a light source into a sensing chamber. Smoke then reflects light onto a sensor and triggers the alarm.
  • Heat detectors – Heat detectors vary by type and include fixed temperature and rate-of-compensation. They are best used in dirty environments or in those with high hazard flammable liquids.
  • Air aspirating detectors – These detectors use laser sensors in a detection housing. Using a pump connected to tubing throughout the room, air is drawn into the detector head. These are ideal for the environment, such as clean rooms, computer rooms or high dollar risk areas where early detection is critical.
  • Linear beam detectors – These are preferred for facilities with large spaces. They use ceiling-mounted detectors on opposites sides of a space. They measure reflectivity to determine if there is smoke obscuration.
  • Ultraviolet and infrared detection systems – These systems offer high-speed detection around extensive industrial and flammable liquids facilities.