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Multi-Tenant Security System-Visonic Ltd. released an enhanced multi-tenant, partitions-enabled PowerMaxPro system. The system can be split into multiple areas or partitions, allowing it to be used as if multiple individual alarm systems are installed. Arming and disarming are performed separately for each area, but the system uses only one communication line and home and business owners only pay for a single control panel and one monitoring fee, reducing total cost of ownership. When the system is in partitions mode, the user can arm and disarm designated parts without affecting the status of other parts. The partitioned system may also include multiple common areas such as a reception in a shared office complex or a corridor between two independent parts of an apartment.


Early Warning Fire Detection-The VESDA VFT-15 aspirating smoke detection (ASD) system from XTralis is an early warning fire detection system that provides pinpoint addressability for up to 15 protected areas. It divides a protected space into sampling sectors, enabling the reliable detection and location of a fire at a very early stage, which is key to fast and intelligent emergency response.

Secondary Fire Interface-The Pro-Watch(r) NOTIFIER secondary fire interface from Honeywell enables users to monitor Notifier fire events and point status information from a central command and control location. It is ideal for users who monitor multiple systems in geographically diverse locations from a central site. The NOTIFIER module is offered with 500 fire points and can be expanded to 2,000 fire points per panel in increments of 250.

STI's Universal Stopper-Safety Technology International's (STI) Universal Stopper features an indoor/outdoor polycarbonate cover, with or without horn, available in flush mount, surface mount or weatherproof models. Build it your way with red, blue, green, yellow, white or black horn housing with custom or no label. Cover is low profile (less than 4 inches) and allows dual action pull stations to fit. ADA Compliant. UL, NEMA 3R and NEMA 4X listing pending.

Fire Alarm Power Supply-The HPFF12 12-Amp fire alarm power supply from Honeywell Power Products is capable of powering a fire alarm's four notification appliance circuits (NACs) to full capacity. This unit is ideal for installations utilizing higher-power strobes or facing limited wall space for multiple supplies.

Small Scale Alarm Panels-The MS-25 addressable 25-point fire alarm control panel from Fire-Lite Alarms is designed for small-scale commercial applications. It features pin-point identification, maintenance alerts and auto-programming, making it an effective stand-alone solution for dealers and end-users considering conventional panels.

Totally Wireless 'Wow'-The XTL Wireless Security Panel from DMP slashes installation time, making it possible for system dealers to Handle more installations per day. Unlike all-in-one panels that can be disabled relatively easily, the XTL is a true, professionally installed, distributed life-safety system includes 28 two-way wireless zones, six areas and 30 user codes.

Alarm Management Technology-Future Fibre Technologies' launched the FFT CAMS(tm) Version 3. The new security management software, FFT's Central Alarm Monitoring System (FFT CAMS) can interface with a broad range of existing intrusion detection systems and is the very latest in alarm management technology.

Integration Times Three!-The new G Series Control Panels from Bosch Security Systems are highly flexible, integrated solutions for fire alarm, intrusion and access control. The control panels provide up to 246 individually identified points for fire, fire supervisory or intrusion applications. The panels support dual, simultaneous, wired IP and GSM/GPRS communications to meet a wide variety of system design requirements.

Web-based Inspection Reports-BuildingReports has expanded its Web-based inspection reporting service to offer Scheduling Manager, which enables users to keep track of inspection schedules and manage them through an intuitive graphical calendar interface. The integrated Inspection Workflow feature allows users to confirm inspection appointments automatically via email. Scheduling Manager also provides field staff the ability to access schedules from their mobile device.

Economizing Fire Alarm Voice Evacuation-The VIP-125 amplifier from Silent Knight is ideal for campuses, expansive buildings and high-rise applications. Utilized to push audio communications to speakers throughout mid- to large-scale fire alarm voice evacuation systems, this self-contained amplifier comes equipped with a built-in power supply, battery-backup connection and four speaker circuits.

Mass Notification Solutions-Cooper Notification's latest Mass Notification solution, Roam Secure Alert Network (RSAN) Select, provides interoperable communications, first responder mobilization and citizen warning. Designed with input from emergency managers and developed for Cooper Notification's Dealer Program, RSAN Select allows users to activate alerts from a single web page to unlimited communication channels, including SMS/text messaging, voice calls, desktop notifications, e-mails, and indoor and outdoor loudspeakers.

Gas Detection-Crowcon's intrinsically safe TXgard-IS+ UL and ULC certified gas detector is fitted with electrochemical sensors to detect a wide range of toxic gases and oxygen. It detects the potentially dangerous gases commonly found in these environments, such as carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulphide (H2S), chlorine (Cl2), ammonia (NH3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and oxygen (O2).

Fire Alarm Systems-Evax Systems introduces a standalone or networkable line of fire alarm systems. Choose a two- to eight-loop base system that intermixes Apollo and/or System Sensor devices. It easily integrates with emergency voice communications. The multiple protocols are ideally suited for retrofits. The panel is listed to UL 864 Ninth edition.

Video Smoke Detection-Approved to the new UL 268B standard for video smoke detection, Fike's SigniFire is a video flame detection solution that detects the presence of fire and/or smoke, independent of airflow in the area. This unique technology offers a critical advantage for early warning fire detection.

Two-Way Signaling-The SuperCell SC500 is the newest two-way signaling product from Grace Industries. This rechargeable pager-like device is pre-programmed with text messaging capability and monitoring capabilities for any current PASS accountability system from Grace Industries. No more monitoring from a computer screen, this device allows the Incident Commander to move freely throughout the scene and continue to supervise emergency personnel.

Panels for Small- to Mid-Sized Installs-Hochiki America's FireNET(tm) Plus Analog Addressable Control Panel for small- to mid-sized installations is available with one SLC loop, may be expanded to two. Capacity is 127 sensors & modules, plus 127 analog sounder bases, for a total of 254 points possible per loop. It features advanced DCP protocol for fast and robust communication. Easily programmable with Windows configuration utility.

Cameras and Sensor Coincide-The PIR-TECT Motion Detectors from Potter Electric Signal Co. feature a flexible mounting height of up to 20 feet and an adjustable 180-degree pan and 90-degree tilt, which allow the view of a security camera and the PIR-TECT sensor to coincide, providing more accurate threat detection. PIR-TECT 1 is a twin PIR external motion detector. PIR-TECT 2 combines the features of PIR-TECT 1 with the addition of microwave sensing technology.

Alerting and Incident Management-With the release of its Incident Management Service (IMS), Send Word Now offers fully integrated and proprietary incident management and mass notification tools using a SaaS model. Send Word Now customers will be able to use the IMS tool to effectively manage events and incidents. A separate IMS console will allow users to simultaneously annotate and manage multiple alerts and multiple incidents as they develop in real time.

High-Rise Design Apps'-The Harrington Signal HAVED High Rise Evacuation System operates in conjunction with the fire alarm control panel in a building to provide automatic response to life safety emergencies. It features true multiplex six-channel distributed audio; integrated fire phone, area of rescue and fan and damper; modular system components added as needed; fast RS-485 communication protocol; and additional necessary features to provide an effective voice evacuation system. It can be custom-configured to satisfy the needs of any high rise application.

Five Zone Panel-Mircom's FA-1025T panel is designed for non-coded fire alarm systems in small commercial, institutional and industrial occupancies. It features one circuit board providing all the essentials for a complete fire alarm system. It is equipped with supervision for ground fault detection, battery low level or open wire fault, initiating and indicating circuit wiring faults and loss of A.C. power.

CO Detection-CoCheck, the Carbon Monoxide (CO) Test Gas from HSI Fire & Safety Group is now updated and reformulated to an easy-to-use aerosol product. Tested and recommended by alarm manufactures and installation specialists, it is 100 percent natural, made from chemicals found in the everyday air that we breath.

Sound Control-The DIN-Rail Sounder Controller (5 Amperes) from Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd. is used to control the operation of a zone of externally powered sounders and report their status to the control panel. It is loop powered and operates at 17-28V DC and requires a local power supply of 12-35V DC to power the external load, which may be up to 5A.

Addressable and Conventional In One-Through a strategic alliance with Harrington Signal Inc., EVAX Systems now offers their new Fire Solutions division, featuring such products as the Fire 1 Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP). UL and ETL listed, the panel can be addressable and/or conventional and comes equipped with two addressable signaling line circuits and can be expanded to four addressable loops in the same cabinet.

Emergency Pull Down-The SDC 492 Emergency Door Release Pull Station provides immediate unlocking of perimeter doors or interior doors that are equipped with fail-safe electric locks. The 492's built in alarm may be used as a local door annunciator. The SDC 492 is specifically designed for emergency door release and may influence the approval of an electric locking system.
 

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