Inspection of smoke detectors by drone

We understand that the safety of your building and your staff is of paramount importance to you. That is why it is important to have your fire detection and fire alarm system checked regularly. This check should ensure that smoke detectors are working properly and that they are able to detect a fire at an early stage.

Standard NBN S 21-100-1:2021 defines the rules for risk analysis and needs assessment, study and design, installation, commissioning, control, use, inspection and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems.

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NBN S 21-100-1:2021 stipulates that the inspection of smoke detectors must be carried out at least annually. The check must be carried out by a qualified person.

But checking smoke detectors can sometimes be a challenge. In high rooms, such as production halls, it is difficult for inspectors to reach smoke detectors. This can lead to delays, production interruptions and safety risks.

We offer a personalised solution for checking smoke detectors in high-ceilinged rooms or hard-to-reach places. We use a drone to reach smoke detectors without any delays, production interruptions or safety risks.

Want to know more about our solution for checking smoke detectors in high rooms? Contact us now!

Our inspectors decided to combine a drone with an aerosol canister. They devised a mechanical system to activate the aerosol canister and an electronic system to activate the mechanical system. Since it is difficult at high altitude to see if the drone is properly positioned to spray, they also added a laser pointer to the drone.

To optimise time at the customer's premises, our inspectors always have enough equipment on hand to continue working in one move.

The advantages of using a drone to check smoke detectors are numerous:

  • Speed: Checking time can be halved compared to the traditional way of checking.
  • Ease of use: No aerial platform (and a driver) is needed, so production is not disrupted.
  • Safety: The inspector and/or your technician does not have to crawl into an AWP or work in high-risk areas.
  • Ergonomics: The inspector no longer has to work in an unnatural posture, as traditional inspection involves working with a test stick almost 12m long.

There is no special legislation applicable for flying drones inside buildings as there is for outdoor flights, this makes our possibilities very varied.

Fire detection with drones can be used in many situations, such as:

  • Movie theatres
  • Concert halls
  • Industrial and tertiary storage halls
  • Production halls
  • Administrative buildings

Want to know more about our solution for checking smoke detectors in high-ceilinged rooms? Then get in touch with us.

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