Syncro fire control panels can send data to, and be controlled by, the Guide system providing a single point of co-ordination for all alarms. The system is highly configurable in terms of the style of presentation so that the end user can be presented with maps, text, photographs, audio or a combination of all as required. User profiles allow the system manager to control the facilities available to each individual system user. A comprehensive history logging and reporting system allows analysis of events and trends to be identified to reduce unwanted alarms. Easy to programme and simple to use guide provides a cost-effective solution for fire alarm management at many levels.