Discount Fire Supplies Blog

Industry interview with Mark Tansey of Zerio Plus

This is the first in a series of interviews we have conducted with various fire industry experts. Special thanks goes to Mark Tansey from Electro Detectors for his time and thoughts on their flagship Zerio Plus wireless system.

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Upgrading a conventional system to addressable

There are many scenarios where an existing conventional fire system may need to be upgraded to become addressable however the process of achieving this poses some challenges. Primarily the difference in cabling topology, given conventional systems are wired in individual radials for each zone whereas an addressable system is wired in a number of loops.

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Guide to the discontinued JSB Firedex BiWire fire alarm system

The Firedex was a biwire fire alarm system launched by JSB in the late 1990’s and is now part of the Eaton group. This system allowed detectors, manual call points and sounders to be fitted onto the same wire, meaning only a single cable would be required for each zone.

Unfortunately due to changes in the third party certifications required for fire detection equipment, the Firedex biwire system was discontinued in July 2013. Despite not meeting these requirements, any existing systems which are running normally are still compliant providing they are serviced & maintained in accordance with BS5839.

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Hybrid ID2 & Wi-Fyre system protect Government site in Somerset

One of our trusted installation partners SECURE IT was awarded the contract to install a fire detection system in a Government site based in Somerset.

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Wireless vs Wired Fire Alarm Systems

Where a fire alarm system is required both hardwired and wireless systems are fully compliant so the decision rests with the property owner, responsible person and/or installer. Many considerations should be taken into account when deciding which type of system is most suitable and we are often asked to help outline the pros and cons of each option.

We have compiled this guide which identifies the key decision factors and provides our assessment of how wired vs wireless systems stack up against each other for each.

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Ekho Hybrid Wireless Training Complete

We are pleased to confirm that all of our sales and support team have successfully completed training on the new Ekho wireless system from Hochiki. A special thanks to Hochiki who were able to deliver this training during these challenging times.

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How To Change Level 3 Access Code On Advanced MxPro 5 Panels

In this video Paul Duffy from Advanced Electronics provides a demonstration on how to get a level 3 access code for a MxPro 5 panel in the event when this code has been changed.

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Covid-19 Fire Safety Solutions

As we start to emerge from lockdown it feels like the fire industry is re-establishing itself. Thankfully there is an air of optimism amongst our customers and we are more determined than ever to offer the very best levels of support we can to continue this progress.

We have seen many manufacturers and distributors diversify their ranges to include the obvious PPE equipment namely masks and various sanitising solutions. However what has caught our eye is a number interesting, innovative solutions to complement these. We are proud to have incorporated many of these into our offering and below are some highlights.

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Infinity ID2 vs Other 2-Wire Fire Alarm Systems

The Infinity ID2 is an addressable 2 wire fire alarm system. The panel comes in either 2, 4 or 8 zone versions and can be wired in either radials or in a single loop configuration. Each zone can have upto 15 devices.

The ID2 has seen great success since its launch, with thousands of systems installed to date. Unlike the majority of alternative 2-wire systems the ID2 distinguishes itself with many key features only available with the ID2.

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Panel and PC Upload Download Guide For Advanced MxPro5 Panels

In this video Paul Duffy from Advanced Electronics provides a demonstration on how to take an upload/download from an MxPro5 panel to a PC using the Advanced upload/download cable.

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