Silent Knight has released the SK-F485C Wire to Fiber Converter, which will significantly increase wire runs between fire alarm control panels and power supplies. The converter also will provide a major boost in surge protection. It is the first wire to fiber converter to be UL listed for a non-proprietary line of fire alarm systems and sold over-the-counter at security equipment wholesalers nationwide. It is an ideal solution for large facilities and multi-building campuses seeking non-proprietary fire alarm systems. The new fiber converter allows one Intelliknight addressable fire alarm control panel from Silent Knight to be extended over fiber-optic cable to protect multiple buildings while severely limiting the risk of damages from electrical surges.
System Sensor SpectrAlert Advance Low Frequency Sounders and Sounder Strobes meet the new NFPA 72 2010/2013 low frequency requirements for certain new sleeping spaces. These devices were designed to easily integrate into the panel’s notification appliance circuit (NAC) line and provide audibility and tone requirements needed to awaken individuals. The SpectrAlert Advance universal mounting plate uses an onboard shorting spring, so installers can mount the plate and test wiring continuity before the device is installed. The low frequency sounder and sounder strobe devices are easily retrofitted into existing SpectrAlert Advance notification applications while also delivering greater flexibility for the new code requirements.
Safety Technology International Inc.
This STI Universal Stopper (STI-13420FR) helps prevent false fire alarms while it guards against accidental or intentional physical damage. The interior horn is triggered when the cover is lifted, attracting attention before the pull station is activated. The indoor/outdoor clear polycarbonate cover is a waterproof Type 4X cover with a 105 dB horn, enclosed back box and sealed mounting plate. It is sized to fit most pull stations and has a high strength continuous hinge. Other mounting options include surface or flush and with or without a horn. The product is designed to comply with ADA (less than 4 inches in depth) and is UL/cUL Listed.
ADPRO SmokeTrace, a downloadable software application for the FastTrace 2/2E Remotely Managed Multi-service Gateway (RMG), provides remote visual verification of smoke. The analytic is designed to provide reliable visual confirmation of smoke developing from a fire. The system that is triggered by the smoke alarm of an existing traditional smoke detection system analyzes the images from strategically-placed cameras or a PTZ camera to confirm the presence of smoke. The images, including a bounding box that highlights the smoke, are handled by the FastTrace 2/2E and transmitted to a remote central monitoring station for assessment and appropriate action.
Potter Electric Signal Co.
The DDA provides early detection of smoke and combustion products present in air moving through HVAC ducts in commercial, industrial, and residential applications. It is compatible with the PFC-6000 series addressable FACPs and any panel which utilizes the Potter/Nohmi addressable protocol. The DDA uses state-of-the-art addressable sensors and control modules to provide flexibility in tackling demanding applications. With a listed air velocity of 100 to 4,000 ft/minute, it will function in an array of conditions and duct systems. The STN sampling tubes do not require tools for installation or testing, as a test port is available for testing the installed unit as required.
Potter Electric Signal Co.
Potter's PFC-6006 is designed and configured ideally for monitoring a wet or dry fire sprinkler system. The system includes six inputs which are selectable from a menu of options including water flow and two-wire smoke detection. The panel offers a one amp power supply for notification and remote accessories. The panel includes a fully programmable two line digital alarm communicator as well as an Ethernet connection. The Ethernet connection is multi-purpose allowing an installer to program the panel, e-mail and report using the IP communicator. The panel is backed by a five year warranty, standard on all Potter fire products.
System Sensor’s new intelligent version of FAAST Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology provides very early warning of smoke for high-value and critical facilities, as well as within challenging applications. The FAAST detector’s newly added ability to directly integrate with fi re alarm systems enables it to supply more detailed alarm, fault and trouble information to the Fire Alarm Control Panel, thereby simplifying system monitoring, maintenance and overall design. The new intelligent FAAST evolves beyond the common scenarios of monitoring one or more standalone aspiration systems to create high level interfaces between the aspirating smoke detection system and the fire alarm system.
Honeywell Security & Communications
Honeywell Security Group introduces new mobile apps for its popular LYNX Touch 5100 self-contained security system. The new L5100 Connect iOS app allows homeowners to control the system anywhere on premises within their Wi-Fi coverage areas on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The app provides local control of the security system, and if so equipped, control of Z-Wave enabled lights, locks, thermostats and more. This approach helps homeowners save money on energy and utility bills, conserve resources and live a more comfortable, efficient lifestyle.
Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell has introduced the S3 Series fire alarm control panel that features an intuitive touch screen display. The product can be used as a standalone system or as part of an extensive network serving the fire protection and emergency communication needs of an individual building or a multi-building campus. The touch screen device has three main functions, including: system status, event details and service mode.
The DTK-120SRD Critical Load surge protective device from DITEK provides 120V, 20A surge protection for life safety equipment, such as an alarm panel circuit. The device also features dry contacts for remote notification of surge protection status, a set of contacts for alarm supervision and more. The multi-stage, hybrid design provides filtering and lower clamp levels. In addition, the device meets governmental and military specifications for fire panel applications.