Fire and Life-Safety Product News


Intelligent addressable control panel targets the small building market and features features advanced smoke-detection capabilities and auto-programming. The unit is a single-loop panel with a capacity of up to 198 addressable devices. Auto-detector testing, drift compensation, maintenance alert and auto-device type verification offer advanced maintenance and troubleshooting capabilities. For more information about FireWarden 100 from Notifier, go to .

Pendant sprinkler is UL and cUL listed for coverage areas from 12 ft. x 12 ft. through 20 ft. x 20 ft. The manufacturer claims that it has one of the lowest profiles of similar products and, when fully recessed, the deflector is a mere 1-1/8 in. from the ceiling. The minimum spacing for this sprinkler is 8 ft., which makes laying out sprinklers easier and may result in fewer sprinklers required. For more information about K-14 ECOH from Viking, go to .
Fire Barrier Water Tight Silicone Sealants
are claimed to be the first firestopping systems that meet the new Underwriters Laboratories (UL) W Rating - Class One requirements for water tightness when used on horizontal floor penetrations. These firestopping systems help reduce the chance of water damage and help protect builders, owners and occupants from potential problems associated with water and moisture intrusion, making them ideal for use in fast-track construction. For more information on firestopping from 3M, go to .

Emergency Voice Evacuation Panel is capable of splitting up to 50 watts of audio power to eight zones. The unit is said to be ideal for schools, auditoriums, dormitories, theaters, restaurants, places of worship, lodging facilities, office buildings and factories. It features several field-programming options, including allowing the user to record five field-programmable messages (up to 60 second total message duration) with an integral commercial grade microphone or from an external audio source. For more information on ACC-25/50ZS from FireLite, go to .

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