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Fire and Safety Business Types and Key Words

Low Voltage

Low Voltage is comprised of complex wiring systems, such as network data transport, telephone and WiFi access, HD video, and computer networking systems.

  • Structured Cabling
  • Paging Intercom Systems
  • Nurse Call
  • Mass Notification


  • CCTV
  • Access Control
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Burglar

Fire Alarm

Fire Alarm encompasses everything from basic single building fire alarms up to complex fire alarm networks distributed across multiple facilities.

Common Systems:

  • Edwards
  • Fire-Lite
  • Notifier
  • Silent Knight
  • Simplex
  • Honeywell

Fire Sprinkler

Fire Sprinkler involves systems that use water to extinguish and control fires.

Key Terms:

  • Pre-Action
  • Dry Pipe
  • Wet Pipe Deluge

Fire Suppression

Fire Suppression is similar to Fire Sprinkler, however instead of using water, Fire Suppression can use a number of different agents to suppress, control, and extinguish fires. Fire Suppression is sometimes referred to as Special Hazards.

Common Suppression Methods:

  • FM 200 Suppression
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Wet Chemical Fire Suppression
  • Dry Chemical Suppression

Fire Protection

Fire Protection is a catch-all term for companies that cover both Fire Suppression and Fire Sprinkler. Can also include Fire Alarm as well, but it is necessary that at least Suppression and Sprinkler are covered. This business type is sometimes referred to as Sprinkler and Suppression.

Integration All

Integration All is a phrase that EPR uses in Bullhorn to describe companies that do Security, Fire Alarm, Fire Sprinkler, and Fire Suppression.