The XC10 extinguishing control unit is used for displaying, operating and monitoring the functions of an extinguishing area and its immediate environs. All detectors, alarm horn, illuminated warning panel, monitoring devices and controllers are connected to the extinguishing control unit. If a detector triggers an alarm, it is transmitted to the extinguishing control unit. At the extinguishing control unit the decision is made how the alarm is to be processed. The same applies to faults. The processing of alarms and faults is different depending on the configuration of the system.