Fire Alarm Control Panels

Fire alarm control panels are the brains for operating a wide range of fire alarm devices, which typically includes smoke detectors, heat detectors, manual pull stations, notification appliances, and auxiliary devices. Fire alarm control panels make it quick and easy to let a person know which alarms have been set off. In larger structures with multiple alarms, especially in unmanned areas like warehouses, fire alarm control panels can mean the difference between saving or losing property. There are two main types of panels available today: conventional and analog/digital addressable panels.

In conventional panels, fire alarms, smoke detectors, heat detectors or manual pulls are linked on a circuit. If a device on a circuit is activated, the fire alarm control panel recognizes it and can then trigger a response such as calling a fire department or sounding an emergency as a command station.

An addressable panel is even more sophisticated and can be customized to trigger specific responses to direct locations through a series of loops connected to the devices. Anything from automated sprinkler response to contacting the local fire department to closing and opening doors can be programmed in an addressable panel. In analog addressable panels, the sensor actually reports back to the fire alarm control panel if it needs to be cleaned, significantly reducing the chances of a false alarm.

Either way, fire control panels are generally required for any new structures, and it is advisable that they be retrofitted into older ones. At Global Fire Control, we manufacture and offer both conventional and addressable fire alarm control panels to meet any needs. We have been doing so for three generations, and we look forward to helping you achieve the highest standard of safety possible. For more information, please contact us at