Telular Corporation announced this morning that the Telguard TG-7FS cellular communicator is now compliant with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 72 National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code 2013 edition for sole path communications. The 2013 edition of the code allows sole path cellular communications to be supervised for commercial fire systems once every 60 minutes, instead of every five minutes as required by the 2010 edition.
The NFPA 2013, section 18.104.22.168.5 Single Communications Path, allows the TG-7FS to serve as the primary communications path for commercial fire alarm systems, replacing all of the landlines customers currently dedicate to their master control unit. By being able to signal the central station within sixty minutes of a failure of the communication path, the TG-7FS can be installed as the sole path for commercial fire installations. UL 864 listed and dial capture-based, the TG-7FS gives security dealers a cellular alarm communications solution for both new and existing commercial customers who want to eliminate their landlines and save money. In addition to serving as a sole path solution, the TG-7FS universal communicator can also be installed as part of commercial fire systems for primary or backup communications.
“We are proud to once again deliver a cellular solution that keeps pace with NFPA guidelines,” said Shawn Welsh, vice president of marketing and business development, Telular. “Adding NFPA 72 2013 compliance to the TG-7FS, a true drop-in replacement for the landlines installed with existing fire systems, is another example of our commitment to product innovation. To reflect the lower cellular supervision rate, we’ve lowered our price for sole-path supervision by nearly 30 percent. This should make the adoption of sole-path cellular systems an even more attractive option for both dealers and end users.”
On average, cellular monitoring costs the end user significantly less than a dedicated landline. For existing installations, all landlines can be swapped for a single TG-7FS because of the new 60 minute supervision mode. By installing the TG-7FS in place of landlines, security dealers now have a new source of RMR from providing the communications pathway to commercial business owners.
For more information on the TG-7FS for sole path, including an NFPA 2013 code walk-through, visit www.Telguard.com/TG-7FS/.