Posted May 17, 2017

SS Systems have been installing wireless fire alarms for over 20 years. In that time there have been numerous scenarios where it was of benefit to the client – not just from a technological perspective, but in a way which fit their particular requirements.

I thought it would be useful to share a few specific case studies to explain how wireless fire alarms can be used to a client’s benefit.


The college needed to update their existing hard wired system within a short space of time. The system was no longer fit for purpose so the installation would have to be done quickly.

The college has multiple buildings on campus, each of which needed protecting and linking to one central control panel.

It was necessary to install the wireless fire alarms over a few weeks, rather than all at once. The benefit of wireless fire alarms is that one part of the building can be fully protected while other parts of the building/campus can use the existing system until such time as they too are replaced.

Local Hospice

One of our local hospices needed to replace two fire alarm systems.

The hospice caters for terminally ill patients in a variety of ways, including providing hospital facilities, day care facilities and long term care.

A wireless fire alarm enabled us to install a new system quickly, causing minimum disruption to provision of care and patients.


A local church was undertaking a phased building extension programme which would take place over a number of coming years.

They needed a solution which would grow with the building as it grew.

The wireless fire alarm we recommended provided them with the cover they required at the present time, was installed with minimal disruption to the church and was able to be extended once future building work was completed.

The Benefits

In summary, there are benefits to wireless fire alarms, including:

• Minimal disruption to premises & occupants
• It can be expanded and changed to suit requirements
• Faster installation times than hard wired fire alarms
• Systems across multiple buildings can be protected and linked
• It can be linked to other systems such as CCTV and access control