New Products for Fire Protection and Security

12/07/2005


Open system smoke control devices are UL-certified and feature an open, future-proof system architecture. The products include fire/smoke alarm reception, programmable controllers performing HVAC and smoke control applications, and smaller application specific zone controllers. For more about Xenta from TAC, click here .



Flow switch tester is said to provide a less-costly and more reliable means of fire sprinkler system alarm testing. As mandated by the NFPA 25, wet fire sprinkler system flow switches must be tested on a quarterly basis. The standard method of testing involves the actual discharge of water from an inspector’s test on each system.The tester performs quarterly flow switch tests through a simple key switch operation that reduces testing time and allows for multiple zone key-switches to be operated from one master. For more about Zonecheck from Tyco, click here .


Ceiling-mount speakers and speaker strobes complement the manufacturer’s line of fire and life-safety products. The appliances feature patented Multi-Candela ceiling strobes with field selectable intensities of 15/30/75/95cd or the high intensity strobe with field selectable 115/177cd. Each product’s low-profile design also incorporates a speaker mounting plate for faster and easier installation as well as a built-in level adjustment feature and snap on cover with no visible mounting screws. For more about E60 series from Wheelock, click here .

Digital linear heat detection (LHD) product features lower resistance cable while maintaining the durability necessary for industrial markets. This new, lower-resistance wire allows for longer runs and increased design flexibility, which can save thousands in installation costs. Up to 10,000 lin. ft. of detection wire can run on each zone, in turn costing less than traditional systems. It can also be run on any approved fire alarm panel, which means no more proprietary panels needed. For more about ThermoCable from Safe Fire Detection, click here .





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