There are three main types of fire alarm systems. Conventional fire alarm systems divide your premises into broad zones. This type of system is most suitable for low-risk environments such as small offices or homes. In the event of an alert, the fire alarm panel can identify the entire zone where the alert came from but will not be able to pinpoint the exact area of the triggered alarm.

Addressable fire alarm systems assign each individual device with its own unique electronic address. This makes it easier to identify which device has been triggered and spot the location of a fire if an alarm is active. The system can then quickly notify local responders to take necessary action. These alarms are most suitable for larger and more higher risk areas, such as schools, large offices and hospitals.

Wireless fire alarm systems work similarly to addressable fire alarms. Instead of wires, they use a secure wireless link between the sensors and the fire alarm panel. These fire alarms are most suited to premises which would like to avoid using lots of cable for aesthetic reasons, such as historical buildings, museums and religious spaces.