Alarm Signalling Equipment - Signal Impairment

On November 29, 2017 the Office of the Chief Officer of both the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) and the Country Fire Authority (“CFA”) released a letter to building owners fitted with Alarm Signalling Equipment (“ASE”). This three page letter outlines legitimate concerns by the fire brigades over practices that may limit some important functionality of and ASE under certain circumstances!

What is Alarm Signalling Equipment?

Alarm Signalling Equipment

In Victoria, Alarm Signalling Equipment ("ASE") is an item of equipment leased by the Building Owner from a Monitoring Service Provider that provides the interface between an Automatic Fire Sprinkler System or a Fire Detection & Alarm System to the Automatic Fire Alarm Service Provider (“AFASP”), via Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (“ESTA”) and finally to the relevant Fire Brigade.