How To Activate a Manual Call Point

How To Activate a Manual Call Point

What is Manual Call Point?

Pressing the button triggers the built-in sirens of all fire detectors in the system and informs the users. Meanwhile, the central monitoring station (CMS) receives the alarm and calls emergency services. The button can also activate intrusion sirens and automation scenarios.

How To Activate a Manual Call Point

Manual fire alarm activation is the process of triggering a fire alarm through a call point, pull station, or other device. This usually causes the alarm to sound the evacuation signal for the relevant building or zone.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should a manual call point be activated?

Manual call points, often known as ‘break-glass’ call points, enable a person who discovers a fire to operate the fire warning system and immediately raise the alarm to warn other people in the premises. Manual call points are normally positioned at exit doors.

How does a manual call point work?

Manual call points are used to initiate an alarm signal and operate using a simple button press or when glass is broken revealing a button. They can form part of a manual alarm system or an automatic alarm system.

How is manual call point MCP activated?

To operate a manual call point a user must press hard on the frangible or non-frangible front of the manual call point. For frangible manual call points an operator will observe and hear the sound of the frangible element (typically plastic coated glass, printed with instructions to operate) break.

What is the red light on the manual call point?

The light will turn red and stay on continuously for 3 seconds and then continue to flash red (every 20 seconds) for 5 minutes indicating transmission of the alarm signal. (Note: after 5 minutes the RF alarm signal ceases and therefore the smoke alarms will stop alarming.

What is another name for a manual call point?

A manual call point is manually activated by a person to initiate an alarm signal. A manual call point can be referred to by a number of names such as; Break Glass Alarm (“BGA”) – Australia, Asia and Europe; or. Pull Station – North America.

How many types of MCP are there?

Three major types of MCP-MCP interactions are boxed in cyan (type I), red (type II), and yellow (type III), respectively.

What is a green manual call point?

Used to quickly release a secured door in the event of an emergency. Green finish distinguishes the device from a fire alarm call point.