Wireless Fire Detection - Frequently asked questions

  • Q: What is Wireless Fire Alarm System?

    A: Fire Alarm System is a technology that links smoke detectors, heat detectors and other accessories together using radio frequency waves without using any wires. Wireless Fire Alarm thus eliminates the use of expensive fire rated cables.

  • Q: What is the difference between Wireless Fire Alarm System and traditional Fire Alarm System?

    A: In traditional Fire Alarm System sensors must be wired in order to communicate with fire alarm panels and are usually installed during construction.

    Installing wired Fire Alarm system in an existing office/home/apartment can involve extensive time and labor costs. Wireless Smoke Detectors are the ideal solution where time-consuming expensive cabling is not possible.

    Wireless Fire Alarm System is suitable to be used in buildings of any design or construction and ideal for upgrading the fire alarm in existing building. Wireless fire alarm offers the flexibility to relocate the sensors in the event of layout modifications during construction.

  • Q: How often should I replace the batteries?

    A: PineTree’s battery operated Smoke Detector’s and battery operated Manual Call Point’s typical life time of battery is at least one year under normal operation. However, it is recommended to test the alarms quarterly and change the batteries as needed.

  • Q: Do I need special training to install Wireless Fire Alarm Products?

    A: Installation of Pinetree’s Wireless Fire Alarm Products is relatively simple. Smoke Detectors and Manual Call Points can be installed in any location as no wiring is required. Similarly Wireless Fire Alarm Control Panels can also be configured within minutes.

  • Q: Does the Fire Alarm Control Panel work during power failure?

    A: Fire Alarm Control Panel is provisioned with built-in battery backup and the fire alarm panel will continue to function normally in the event of power outages. However it is very important to note that the battery will function only for a limited period of time.

  • Q: Can I install smoke detector in Kitchen?

    A: Generally Smoke Detectors must be avoided in such areas and it is recommended to use Wireless Heat detectors and Wireless LPG detectors in such places.

  • Q: What is the sensing technology used in PineTree’s Smoke Detectors?

    A: PineTree uses photoelectric technology to detect the presence of smoke at the early stages in the installed location

    Know more about how photoelectric smoke detectors work