Specialist Fire Detection Systems from UniteSES

At Unite Security & Electrical, we provide comprehensive solutions for Specialist Fire Detection Systems and Alarm System Design.

You might not realise that there are many fire hazards to be found in a home, workplace or public building. It’s easy to focus on the obvious detection strategies, such as smoke alarms; however, depending on the fire and type of establishment, this might not always be the best and quickest way of detection.

There are many other types of systems available on the market that help to promote life safety. For complete coverage, it’s always advisable to cover your bases with multiple protection systems that meet the specific needs of your premises.

We Provide


Many types of fire safety systems work in varying ways and are triggered by varying factors. The services we provide include:

  • Air Sampling
  • Public Address and Voice Alarms
  • Linear Heat Detection
  • Automatic Opening Vent (AOV)
  • Beam Detection
  • Open-Area Smoke Detection
  • Duct Detection

Once we’ve conducted or evaluated your fire risk assessment, our Specialist team will be able to recommend systems that will benefit you the most.

Specialist Fire Detection Systems from UniteSES

We’ll then brief you on the design aspect before we take you through to complete installation. This ensures that the products and placements we provide best suit your building and the risks that present themselves most frequently. We’ll also ensure that your solution fulfils your legal obligation to those you’re responsible for.

We’ll provide ongoing maintenance to ensure systems are serviced to ensure peace of mind that your system is working at its best.

Why Use Specialist Fire Detection Systems?

As the person responsible for premises, you have a duty of care to the people who use that building. It’s down to you to act responsibly when it comes to their safety.

A key aspect of fire protection is detection and notification. The quicker the fire is detected, the sooner the fire brigade is alerted and the more time people have to exit the building. A good fire detection system also minimises damage to the property, as the fire brigade can tackle the fire quickly.

Simply put, Specialist fire systems are the most effective way of keeping people safe from fire. They’re the most modern and cutting edge strategies available on today’s market and are effective, efficient, have intelligent communication systems and often cover multiple bases. In short, these solutions are more likely to detect fire earlier, faster and more effectively.

It’s crucial that you choose a protection system that is built for purpose, meeting the needs of your specific building. Particularly in industrial or factory buildings where there may be unique hazards, investing in systems that address your particular concerns is very important.

Our Solutions

Air Sampling


An Air Sampling Detector is an intelligent smoke detection system. It takes in samples of the surrounding air and, should it detect even a tiny amount of smoke, will alert the necessary channels. We provide these alarms in manufacturing facilities such as:

  • Chemical
  • Food
  • Packaging and paper
  • Petroleum
  • Textiles

We can offer you advice and a design solution for this type of product. The complete range is available to purchase from us, including all types of pipework and fittings to complete the installation and specification requirements.

Public Address and Voice Alarm


If your building hosts a large number of people, a Voice Alarm triggers an overhead voice that’s broadcast in the building in case of emergency. The voice will give further instruction, such as for an evacuation.

UniteSES offers a complete and unique service that includes designing and supplying various types of public address and voice alarm systems. We work closely with several different manufacturers to be sure that the type of equipment we specify for your project will meet the requirements of both BS and European Standards.

We supply:

  • Serial Microphone units
  • Fault monitoring
  • Stand by battery
  • Emergency fireman’s microphones
  • Power amplifiers
  • Various types of speakers
  • Fire alarm interfaces

Linear Heat Detection


Linear heat detection provides early detection of fire conditions or overheating equipment, plants, or surrounding areas. It works by detecting high temperatures rather than smoke or flames. They sense heat anywhere along their length and are designed to be used in commercial and industrial applications.

Heat sensing cables can be used with conventional heat detectors or where traditional heat detection systems are too expensive or difficult to install and maintain.

The main benefits of this strategy are:

  • Highly cost-effective
  • Easily installed
  • Maintenance-free
  • Can be used in intrinsically safe areas and dusty or harsh environments down to -40 °C

Two types of Signaline linear heat detection cable are available; Fixed Temperature – Signaline FT and AnalogueSignaline HD. These detection systems are suitable for:

  • Cable trays
  • Plant rooms
  • Vehicles
  • Multi-storey car parks
  • Thatched roofs
  • Industrial kitchens
  • Warehouses
  • Waste recycling facilities
  • Process plants
  • Hazardous areas
  • Power stations
  • Coal conveyors
  • Cable tunnels
  • Access tunnels
  • Plant rooms
  • Shipping and marine
  • Engine room
  • Cable ducts
  • Ceiling voids
  • Kitchens

Automatic Opening Vent (AOV)


An AOV is a control system designed to reduce smoke buildup. This helps to provide a safer escape route for occupants and access for fire-fighting personnel.

Working in partnership with leading specialists in control systems, we provide a complete package of smoke ventilation options.


Beam Detection


Unlike traditional detection systems, Reflected Beam Smoke Detectors were designed for spacious rooms, open areas, and high ceilings; their innovative features make them popular choices for spaces like warehouses, atriums, arenas, and churches. With only one device to install and align, these single-ended optical beam solutions save you time and money on open-area and high-ceiling applications.

We can provide complete design and implementation as well as maintenance on your Beam Detection requirements. Beam detection options include:

Open Area Smoke Detection (OSID)

Open Area Smoke Detection utilises advanced dual-wavelength projected beams and optical imaging technology for early warning smoke detection. OSID is unique in the sense that it overcomes typical beam detection issues, including false alarm incidents.

OSID’s uncompromising performance is based on the patented use of digital imaging, dual-frequency beams and smart algorithms.

They comprise a purpose-built housing complete with integral tubing, which samples the fast-moving air so that the detector can operate in the usual way.

Conventional Duct Smoke Detector / Intelligent Duct Smoke Detector

The Conventional/Intelligent Duct Smoke Detector provides early detection of smoke in the air moving through heating and ventilation (HVAC) ducts in commercial and industrial premises.

Its purpose is to prevent the re-circulation of smoke from an area on fire to areas unaffected by the fire when used with a Series 65, Orbis detector or XP95 or Discovery detector (depending on which model you choose.)