In the third industry interview Ross Evans of Fike Safety Technology shares his thoughts about their recently launched CIE-A-200 single loop addressable panel.Read More
Comprehensive training on life safety systems is paramount. Delivering this training safely and effectively is however challenging given the obstacles posed by the current pandemic. It is therefore pleasing for us to announce our partner Zeta Alarms are launching a series of online training courses over the coming months.
The first of which is the Infinity ID2 Trained Installer course where users will gain a thorough understanding of the ID2 system. The two hour course is delivered completely online and runs through every aspect of the system. A live demonstration of the panel, menus and functionality is also included.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More