In a short articles states that over the last 15 years, radio-based fire detectors and alarms have not had a good reputation for reliability. Notes changes in technology which mean that these radio-based systems now have the ability to match wired products. Deals with the perceived problem of interference, the need to perform a radio survey before instating a radio-based fire alarm system, system specification, batter technology and false alarm management. Sums up the benefits of radio systems and examines future developments.

Primary Author(s): Tilley G

Source: Fire Prev., Fire Engrs. J., February 2002, 42-43.

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