Security Watch

CEDIA's Future Technology Pavilion, fire/life safety briefs, more

Cooper Notification's, Bradenton, Fla., WAVES High Power Speaker Array (HPSA) 7100 series provides highly intelligible voice and tone announcements and can be integrated with an organization's voice-capable Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP).

Digitize Inc., Lake Hopatcong, N.J. and Security Information System Inc., Orlando, debuted their Digitize Automated Alarm Management and Response System (DAAMRS) at NFPA. The system features integrated hardware and software.

Fire Fighting Enterprises' (FFE), Erlanger, Ky., FIRERAY 3000 end-to-end infrared (IR) optical beam smoke detector, launched at NFPA, is ideal when line of sight for the IR beam path is narrow or where the building structure has reflective surfaces which may cause complications for reflective beam system installation.

Fire-Lite Alarms' (by Honeywell), Northford, Conn., version 3 of the MS-9200UDLS and (pictured) MS-9050UD panels support more notification and ancillary devices; allow for longer wire runs using virtually any wire; and feature simplified system programming, robust surge protection, color-coded diagnostic lights and removable chassis.

Napco Security's, Amityville, N.Y., Gemini Commercial 24V Fire/Burg Combo Panel, awarded this year's "Best in Fire/Life Safety" by the Security Industry Association's (SIA) New Product Showcase, supports analog, addressable, commercial wireless and conventional 12V devices and is scalable from 32 to 255 points.

NOTIFIER (by Honeywell), Northford, Conn., earned International Building Code (IBC) seismic certification on its entire portfolio of fire alarm and emergency communications systems...The Farenhyt IFP-FFT high-capacity firefighter telephone system from Silent Knight (by Honeywell), Northford, Conn., supports up to 72 telephone connections with as many as 10 phones in use at one time.

Uplink Security's, Atlanta, GSM communicators for commercial burglary and fire applications are now UL-listed. Uplink's 2550-CF communicator complies with UL 864 (Standard for Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems). The 2550-CB communicator complies with UL 1610 (Standard for Central Station Burglar Alarm Units).

VES Fire Detection Systems,' King of Prussia, Pa., Elite XT three-zone, single hazard releasing panel, now UL-listed, and the Elite CP range of two, four, and eight zone conventional fire detection panels are the newest editions to the VES product line launched at NFPA.

Xtralis, Norwell, Mass., acquired Germany-based HeiTel Digital Video GmbH, a central monitoring solutions and video monitoring technology provider.

Intertek Online Portal Simplifies Certification Process


Intertek, Chicago, a provider of quality and safety solutions which tests, inspects and certifies products, made available its AlarmDirect service to alarm dealers, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), central stations and systems integrators. The Web-based system provides 24/7 access to intrusion and fire alarm certificate information.

In talking to these industry professionals about their needs, it became very apparent that there was a technology and service gap in that space, according to Tom Connaughton, global director, Life Safety & Security Services, Intertek. He confirmed the concept for the AlarmDirect program was quite simple-to use modern-day technology to speed up and increase the accuracy of the certificated process.