A traditional fire alarm notification system is designed to alert occupants as well as a designated monitoring company. Once smoke and heat detectors recognize the potential existence of fire, the control panel triggers flashing strobe lights and horn alarms to inform occupants of the need to evacuate. The operator of the monitoring center then dispatches emergency responders.
- Places of assembly, typically of 50 or more people
- High rise buildings where zoned evacuation may be needed
- Severe weather
- Gas leaks
- Chemical spills