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

Isolation of ASE

There are now two types of ASE isolation possible: Site ASE isolation - use of the isolation ?key? at the ASE. This isolates the entire ASE for a maximum of 10 or 12 hours, after which time the system will au- tomatically de-isolate. You may also use your key to de-isolate at any time. A typical use would be to perform standard maintenance works or checks on the system.