Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detectors

Optical, ionising, air-sampling are just some of the different technologies now available in smoke detectors, and we will recommend the one to suit your needs.

What's the difference between a smoke alarm and a smoke detector?

A smoke alarm is typically battery powered and works in isolation; if it detects smoke then it will sound its built-in internal alarm. A smoke detector is just a detector, but will communicate to the central fire panel, and the panel in turn then raises the audible alarm, as well as signalling to the fire brigade if the option is available. Communication to the central fire panel can either take place through a wireless or a wired connection. If wired then you have the added security of having the smoke detector powered from the mains, with a battery backup.


The fire alarm system can be fully integrated with your intruder, door access and CCTV systems. For example, if a fire is discovered, then doors can be released automatically for evacuation, and CCTV cameras can be activated in the affected areas so security personnel can ensure the area is clear.

Please don't delay in getting your building protected, call us now for free impartial advice. We can do a full site survey and make sure that compliance is made to all the local fire regulations in your area.

NSI Certified Security Installers in Oxfordshire
Trustworthy intruder alarm installers in Oxford, accredited by Trustmark.
Chas approved contractors in Oxfordshire for all security projects including intruder, fire access, CCTV and intercoms
Electrical Contractors Association, regsitered member in Oxford and Reading
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You can buy your security products with confidence at Bans Security, as we have been trading standards approved in Oxford