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Maximum Height – Smoke Detector

Whilst smoke detectors can be mounted at various heights they can never exceed 10.5 metres above floor level. In many modern office buildings there are triple volume areas, especially at reception which may exceed this height. In industrial environments many … Continue reading

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Placement next to a wall

There are many external factors affecting the placement of a smoke detector on the ceiling. Here we are looking at if a detector can be fitted close to a vertical wall. The formal guide is that a detector must never … Continue reading

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Welcome!

This site is intended as a guide for both industry participants and end users.  The methodology of installing Fire Detection systems in South Africa is well documented under formal guidelines issued by SABS called SANS10139.  Many end users are going … Continue reading

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