Panel Replacements

Fire Alarm Control Panel Replacements

At Cantec Fire Alarms, we specialize in providing comprehensive Fire Alarm Control Panel replacement services. We understand the critical role that a properly functioning fire alarm system plays in ensuring the safety of your building and its occupants. Our team of experienced professionals is well-versed in all aspects of the process, from engineering and obtaining the necessary permits to coordinating with electrical contractors. We handle every step of the project to ensure a seamless and efficient transition to your new control panel. With our expertise and attention to detail, you can have peace of mind knowing that your fire alarm system is in capable hands.

Fire Alarm System Life Span and Failure Symptoms

The lifespan of a Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) can vary depending on several factors such as the quality of the panel, the environment in which it is installed, and how well it is maintained. On average, a well-maintained FACP can last between 15 to 20 years. However, it’s important to note that this is a general estimate, and some panels may last longer or shorter periods.

Before a failure occurs, there can be several common symptoms that may indicate potential issues with the FACP. These symptoms can vary depending on the specific panel and its components, but here are some of the most common signs to watch out for:

  1. Faulty or intermittent alarms: If the panel starts producing false alarms or if the alarms are not consistent, it could be an indication of a failing FACP.
  2. Communication problems: If the FACP has trouble communicating with other devices on the fire alarm system, such as smoke detectors, heat detectors, or notification devices, it may indicate an underlying issue.
  3. Display errors or malfunctions: If the display on the FACP shows errors or malfunctions, such as incorrect readings, missing information, or flickering, it could be a sign of a failing control panel.
  4. System reset failures: If the FACP fails to reset properly after an alarm or a system test, it may indicate a problem with the panel.
  5. Power supply issues: If the FACP experiences frequent power failures, voltage fluctuations, or issues with the backup battery, it could be a warning sign of a failing panel.
  6. Non-responsive controls: If the controls on the FACP become unresponsive or difficult to operate, it may indicate a failure in the control panel’s circuitry.

It’s important to regularly inspect and maintain your Fire Alarm Control Panel according to the manufacturer’s guidelines and consult a qualified fire alarm technician if you notice any of these symptoms or suspect a failure. They can provide a thorough evaluation and assist with troubleshooting or replacing the panel if necessary.

Why Choose Cantec as Your Mircom Engineered Systems Distributor?

At Cantec Fire Alarms Ltd., we are proud to be an authorized Engineered Systems Distributor (ESD) for Mircom, one of the leading brands in fire detection and alarm systems. As a certified Mircom ESD, we offer specialized expertise and advanced solutions for both panel replacement and system upgrades. Here are the key advantages of working with us:


  1. Expert Installation and Customization: As a Mircom ESD, our technicians receive rigorous training directly from Mircom, ensuring that they are equipped with the latest knowledge and tools to handle any aspect of system installation, configuration, and maintenance. This direct line to the manufacturer also enables us to design systems that are specifically tailored to meet the unique needs and compliance requirements of your facility.
  2. Access to the Latest Technology: Our status as an ESD means we have immediate access to the newest Mircom products and updates. Whether you’re looking to replace an outdated alarm panel or upgrade your entire fire alarm system, we provide cutting-edge technology that enhances safety and complies with the latest fire safety regulations.
  3. Dedicated Support and Maintenance: Choosing Cantec Fire Alarms Ltd. for your fire alarm needs means ongoing support from a team that understands your system inside and out. Our direct connection with Mircom allows us to offer swift, informed responses to any maintenance needs or system alerts, reducing downtime and ensuring continuous protection.
  4. Seamless System Integration: Upgrading your fire alarm system can be a complex process, particularly when integrating new panels with existing infrastructure. Our experts specialize in ensuring seamless integration, helping to avoid compatibility issues and maximize system efficiency and reliability.
  5. Compliance Assurance: With continuous changes in safety regulations, maintaining compliance can be a challenge. Our expertise as a Mircom ESD guarantees that your fire alarm system not only meets but exceeds all local and national safety standards, providing peace of mind and protecting your assets and people.
  6. Cost-Effective Solutions: Leveraging our relationship with Mircom, Cantec Fire Alarms Ltd. offers competitive pricing on products and services, making top-of-the-line fire safety solutions accessible without compromising quality.