The Design and Installation of Voice Alarm Systems: A Guide to BS 5839-8

 
9780580669637: The Design and Installation of Voice Alarm Systems: A Guide to BS 5839-8

"The Design and Installation of Voice Alarm Systems" is the essential guide to BS 5839-8:2008, providing an in-depth understanding of the updated British Standard against which voice alarm systems for fire warning should be designed, commissioned, installed and maintained. With a clear approach and through numerous examples, this practical book explains the reasoning behind the recommendations made in BS 5839-8 and provides detailed guidance on how the recommendations can be satisfied. The authors give a valuable insight in to the benefits of effective implementation of the British Standard through consideration of the consequences of non-compliance. The use of voice alarm systems for purposes other than fire warning is also discussed.

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Colin Todd is a leading specialist in fire detection and fire alarm systems. He sits on several national fire technical committees and has drafted numerous codes and standards on behalf of BSI and other leading bodies. His published works include A Guide to BS 5839-1; A Guide to BS 5839-6 and PAS 99. Douglas Mason is a senior consultant in fire protection. He is a chartered engineer, corporate member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and a member of the Audio Engineering Society. He is a past chairman of the working group that generated the British Fire Protection Systems Association Code of practice for voice alarm systems as well as serving on the BSI committee which prepared BS 5839-8:2008.

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