A cost-effective, addressable fire protection solution is now available for applications where two- to five-zone conventional fire alarm systems have historically been installed. The addressable features of the IntelliKnight 5600 include pinpoint identification of alarm/trouble locations and false alarm prevention via detector drift compensation and automatic maintenance alerts. Installation time-savers â€” such as easy code-wheel addressed detectors, a “JumpStart” programming feature and a built-in programming browser to eliminate custom software requirements â€” simplify the process of commissioning an addressable system. The IntelliKnight 5600 supports any combination of addressable HFS detectors and modules that are conventionally priced and runs on only a single loop of standard wire (not shielded or twisted pair), offering additional cost-savings.
For information visit www.silentknight.com.
It is available with one or two detection loops capable of hosting up to 252 devices. Elite RS uses leading-edge microprocessor-based electronics to provide a flexible control system with high reliability and integrity, according to VES. A one-loop panel can easily be upgraded to a two-loop panel and/or networked panel in the field.
Suitable for all small- to medium-sized fire detection systems, Elite RS control panels can be expanded and networked to become part of much larger systems if the need arises. The maximum number of networked panels is 64, for a total capacity of more than 32,000 points.
As with all VES control panels, programming is the same, from a single 1-loop install to a multi-panel network application. Programming can be performed from the front panel, PC software or via the Internet using the company’s eSP Discovery® online programming tool.
For information visit www.ves-network.com
FireworX intelligent systems are value priced to bring big system features to everyday applications with innovations like PinPoint™ ground fault detection, LineSaver™ Ethernet® connectivity, and a full range of easy-to-configure option cards and modules. FireworX conventional panels offer simple cost-effective solutions for new and retrofit projects with smart fire alarm technology such as built-in CleanMe® remote detector diagnostics, automatic drift compensation, and independent horn control over just two wires.
All FireworX systems are part of a comprehensive family of devices and accessories engineered from the ground up to function in concert with one another.
Free technical support, unlimited application assistance, and NFAB-certified training rounds out the new brand, which is sold through select distribution locations.
The SafeAir 250 is fully listed to UL 2075, the standard for carbon monoxide detection in residential or commercial occupancies. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends CO detectors be located outside of sleeping areas and on every level of the home, and the International Residential Building Code mandates CO detection in all new and remodeled homes. More than half of the U.S. population lives in states requiring the installation of CO detectors in commercial occupancies.
“The number of states requiring CO detectors has doubled in just the past five years,” said Brad Barnes, product manager for SafeAir 250. “If your jurisdiction doesn’t require it, it’s only a matter of time. And protecting against CO poisoning is a responsibility no life safety contractor should ignore.”
For information visit www.gesecurity.com/safeair.
The size and economics of the MS-25 system fits applications where small integrated fire/security control panels are not approved for use by local AHJs (Authorities Having Jurisdiction) and a separate fire system is required. Its addressable features, such as pinpoint identification, maintenance alerts and auto-programming, also make the MS-25 an effective stand-alone solution for dealers and end users considering conventional panels. The MS-25 requires only a single loop of standard wire, making it a cost-effective choice for new construction as well as retrofit applications where existing wire can often be re-used.
As a non-proprietary product, sold through leading security equipment distributors, the MS-25 and compatible HFS devices are readily available to dealers nationwide. Code-wheel addressed detectors with drift compensation and a built-in panel programming browser makes the commissioning of this 25-point system fast and easy.
Technical documentation for the MS-25 system, as well as tools and fire alarm training information are available online at www.firelite.com.
Exclusive ground fault detection identifies field wiring problems right down to the module. Vigilant’s innovative communications protocol is so robust that all connections are made over standard wiring â€” no shielded cable required. This means that in most situations, existing wiring can be used to upgrade a legacy control panel to V-Series technology without rewiring the entire building. Add Ethernet® connectivity for local or remote diagnostics and programming, giving you a system that is just as easy to maintain as it is to install.
All Vigilant systems are part of a comprehensive family of devices and accessories engineered from the ground up to function in concert with one another. Every component is guaranteed by Edwards’ three-year pledge of uncompromising excellence.
Free technical support, unlimited application assistance, and NFAB-certified training rounds out the benefits of V-Series systems, which are sold nationwide by the firm’s authorized dealer network.
A unique triple-path technology utilizes IP for primary communications and GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) for back-up. If GPRS is unavailable, the system automatically switches over to SMS (text message) communications. A 256-bit advanced encryption standard is used to secure data traveling through any pathway.
The IPGSM-COM is UL listed to offer full Contact ID data reporting and upload/download capabilities for the majority of Honeywell’s commercial fire alarm systems, including Fire-Lite Alarms, Gamewell-FCI, Notifier and Silent Knight. Zone inputs and optional dialer capture features enable compatibility with alternative brands of fire alarm control panels for dry contact reporting.
Fire alarm signals are transmitted to central stations through Honeywell’s AlarmNet network, a service provider of fire and security signal transport services. AlarmNet has built a network of redundant hardware servers and communication paths. Two locations of backup databases are equipped with battery and generator backup, along with technical support 24/7 for uninterrupted service.
By utilizing a facility’s existing IP network for communications and eliminating two phone lines per fire alarm control panel, the IPGSM-COM offers a potential cost-savings of $60 per phone line, per month. This IP and cellular technology is also ideal for facilities where phone lines are not available.
For information visit www.honeywellpower.com
“By adding the remote-test-capable photoelectric detector as an option, it’s simple to test an intelligent duct smoke detector,” said Andy Kuester of System Sensor. “All other features and functions are the same as current intelligent photoelectric detectors.”
The new 2251BR detector can be identified by the “Remote Test Capable” text printed on the detector cover.
The Remote Test Capable detector enables updated DNR(W) duct smoke detectors to be tested remotely when used in conjunction with RTS151 or RTS151KEY remote test stations. This eliminates the need for the DCOIL or external 24V power to duct smoke installations, thereby reducing the additional first cost and installation labor associated with the DCOIL and pulling external power.
The InnovairFlex duct smoke detector can accommodate multiple installation footprints to overcome mounting constraints. According to System Sensor, it offers superb false alarm immunity, a broad temperature range of –4 deg. F to 158 deg. F, easily visible status indicators, and a readily accessible test feature. For increased ease of installation, technicians can install the new plug-in sampling tubes for InnovairFlex from the front or back without using tools.
For information visit www.systemsensor.com/flex.
“Dealers are eager for new sensors incorporating wireless technology as well as those with a UL commercial listing,” said DMP’s Jeff Britton. “These new DMP sensors create additional opportunities to take advantage of the convenience and power of two-way wireless communications in commercial security installations.”
The smoke detector is available in three models: 1165 Smoke Detector, 1165H Smoke/Heat Detector, and 1165HS Smoke/Heat Detector with Sounder. All models include a wireless transmitter, as well as a tamper switch that sends a trouble signal if the detector is removed from its mounting base.
The model 1181 Post Indicator Valve is a weatherproof and tamper-resistant wireless switch for monitoring the open position of post indicator, butterfly, and other types of fire sprinkler control valves.
The 1182 OS&Y Switch is used to monitor the open position of an OS&Y-type gate valve. The switch mounts conveniently to most valves ranging in size from ½ in. to 12 in. Both of these switches operate the external contacts of the wireless transmitter when the valve position is altered.
All of the devices are compatible with XR100 and XR500 Command ProcessorTM Panels using an 1100X Level F Commercial Wireless Receiver. Version 203 panel software is required for full sensor functionality and to meet the UL listing.
For information visit www.dmp.com.