A Critical Review on the Application and Problems Caused by False Alarms

  • Vishal Sharma
  • Arun S. Varma
  • Atul Singh
  • Divyansh Singh
  • Bikarama Prasad Yadav
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 624)


Emergency evacuation, mock drills, and response collected by detectors and sensors play an important role in averting the risks and disasters. Recent scenario gives the detailing of the false alarm predictions which do affect the general time line of the organization but also create the panic situation which somewhere results in loss of life and property. The use of fire alarms which are also connected with sensors plays an important role in emergency preparedness. Fire alarm work in coordination with detectors and sensors play an effective role as a best response. False Alarm is the result of poor installation, neglect in maintenance, environment, and anthropogenic factors. According to one of the data, Great Britain noticed somewhat 312,000 false alarms in the year 2011–12. The review paper analyzes the trends and latest developments in fire alarms both in industries and residential areas. The paper discusses and gives a critical view of the current problems of fire alarms/false alarms and its future implications in dealing with emergency response and evacuation.


False alarm Emergency evacuation Preparedness Mock drills Sensors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vishal Sharma
    • 1
  • Arun S. Varma
    • 1
  • Atul Singh
    • 1
  • Divyansh Singh
    • 1
  • Bikarama Prasad Yadav
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Petroleum and Energy StudiesDehradunIndia

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