Stacy Deveraux, marketing director for both Fire-Lite Alarms and Honeywell Power, said that Fire-Lite will mainly be focusing on what the company is doing with regards to dealer support at the conference. She said that the company has extended its technical support for an additional two hours (8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday). Though they average nearly 8,000 calls a month, Deveraux said that Fire-Lite has been able to maintain average wait times to under a minute in length. She said that they would also be featuring their free online tools, as well as the numerous training sessions they host for dealers across the country each year. “We are definitely here to make our dealers successful,” she said.
On the Honeywell Power side, Deveraux said that they would be highlighting their Power Supply Selector Web app that helps installers quickly determine the appropriate power supply for fire alarm, video, intrusion and access control systems. The app is accessible via any smartphone or Internet-connected PC. Users of iOS, Droid and Blackberry devices can add a shortcut to their home screens for instant access to the app. Honeywell Power will also feature its recently released IPGSM-DP, a dual-path, dual primary fire alarm communicator that eliminates the costly phone lines historically employed for fire alarm reporting.
Peter Ebersold, marketing director for NOTIFIER, said that one of the company’s biggest announcements for the upcoming show will be the recent approvals of it Marine ONYX fire protection systems. These systems, which provide fast and effective fire protection for virtually any nautical environment, including oil platforms, luxury yachts, support craft and ships, were recently approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, Lloyd’s Register and ABS (American Bureau of Shipping). In addition, Ebersold said that NOTIFIER has developed a Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) that will enable ONYX Series fire and emergency communications systems to integrate with any CAP-compliant system.
As a result of its acquisition of Fire Sentry Corporation earlier this year, Honeywell has added the company’s flame and gas detection solutions to its’ lineup of products, according to Dan Olson of Honeywell Analytics, the division that Fire Sentry Corporation has been integrated into. As part of the Honeywell fire and life safety group, Honeywell Analytics designs, manufactures, services, and sells products for detecting toxic, corrosive and flammable gases, and for monitoring oxygen levels. According to Olson, there are three things that differentiate Fire Sentry products from the rest of the marketplace including WideBand technology, Quantum sensors and FirePic Technology.
Jeff Klein, vice president of marketing for System Sensor, said that the company will be featuring three products at next week’s conference including its FAAST smoke detector, SpectrAlert dual strobe and dual strobe with speaker expander plates, and its’ Advanced Multi-Criteria Fire/CO Detector. Since first being launched at the NFPA show several years back, Klein said that several thousand FASST detectors have been installed. FAAST’s smoke detection performance is built around its unique Dual Vision sensing technology. This sensor utilizes an extremely sensitive blue LED to provide very early warning fire detection. The SpectrAlert plates enable installers to combine the functions of two to three devices on a single mounting plate and back box, lowering the overall cost of the installation while requiring fewer devices on the wall. Klein said the AMCF/CO, which helps eliminate unnecessary evacuations and nuisance alarms, offers tremendous cost saving opportunities for hotel operators.