Fire alarm system manufacturers can be divided into two main categories: manufacturers that produce on US standards, and manufacturers that produce on European standards. In this article, we have chosen 5 top manufacturers of fire alarm systems based on the following criteria:
- The manufacturer provides the full range of fire alarm products (panels, detection devices, initiation devices, I/O modules);
- The products are certified by a well recognized certification body (e.g UL, LPCB);
- The brand is recognized by international markets.
Notifier is a well known brand offered by Honeywell that manufactures fire alarm products according compliant to US standards. It is considered as one of the largest manufacturers of fire alarm systems with a broad network of distributors all around the world. They offer a wide range of products starting from control panels, notification appliances, initiating devices, annunciators, and communicators to voice communication systems, wireless solutions, aspirating smoke detection, and flame and gas detection.
Simplex is a US based company that has been in the fire alarm industry since the 1960. In 2001, Simplex was acquired by Tyco. Simplex offers a wide range of products ranging from control panels, and initiating devices to notification appliances, and network accessories. Compared to Notifier, Simplex offers more cost effective solutions, and has been widely adopted by many system integrators around the world.
Bosch Security and Safety Systems is a German based company which includes the manufacturing of Fire Alarm Systems as one of its main industries. Bosch products are manufactured according to the EN54 European standard. Bosch Fire Alarm products include fire panels, detectors, call points, interface modules, and notification appliances; in addition to the unique video based fire detection solution.
Cerberus Pro is the fire alarm system manufactured by Siemens and based in Germany. Their products are manufactured to comply with European standards. They manufacture fire panels, detectors, call points, repeater panels, and other peripherals. Cerberus PRO is present in the markets of Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa.
Edwards, part of United Technology Corporation, have been in the fire alarm industry for over 140 years manufacturing control panels, audio systems, initiating and notification devices, as well as management platforms. Their products comply to US standards, and they acquire a noticeable market share in the fire alarm industry.