Conventional fire detection and alarm systems have been around for many years. Conventional detection offers a good basic system, ideal for small applications.
The panel may employ a graphical representation of the zone boundaries on a floor plan (zone map) using textual descriptions, illuminated icons, illuminated sections, or illuminated points on the map corresponding to initiating circuits connected to the fire alarm control panel
With a conventional alarm, each device will be connected to the control panel via its own wire. One end of the wire will be touching the device, and another touching the control panel.