A typical fire alarm system design process is described below.
1) Understand the reasons for the fire alarm system implementation in a particular property.
2) The Fire Alarm System must offer better fire safety.
3) Carry out a risk assessment to assist in determining specifications.
4) Consult all interested parties.
5) Decide on the design norm that is applicable.
6) Design a better Fire Alarm System, so it offers fewer false alarms.
7) Ease of system maintenance and sustainability.
8) The design of the Fire Alarm System is highly scalable.
9) Establishing reaming formalities if third party approval is needed for the selection and/or installation of pieces of equipment.
10) Ability to use the Fire Alarm System for other forms of communications for emergencies.
11) Decide on the kind of warning equipment that should be used.
12) Discuss the fire strategic plan.
13) Design the building’s zoning.
14) Select the appropriate Fire Alarm System with respect to loop wiring.
15) Select the best fire detectors with respect to area wise for performing various tasks.
16) Select a fire alarm control panel with respect to size, shape, color, functionality, power rating, back up the power supply, and others.
17) Make appropriate commissioning arrangements.
18) Appoint the person who is responsible.
19) Having appropriate plans for ongoing repairs and system output management.