Silent Knight, System Sensor showcase new solutions at ISC West

Companies fire/life safety solutions help users stay ahead of the curb


Continuing to provide new and innovative solutions for the fire/life safety market, Silent Knight and System Sensor are highlighting several new solutions at ISC West 2009.

In an attempt to address the needs of installers for large installations, Silent Knight has introduced the networkable and scalable IFP-2000 Fire Alarm Control Panel. Being that most large jobs require between 500 and 600 points for a fire system, the IFP-2000 can accommodate 636 points per panel.

The panel also includes more flexput circuits, giving installers the ability to the use it for retrofit projects, according to Silent Knight Product Manager Jim Spooner. In addition, the IFP-2000 features a one key press function for disabling fire notification for those times when a system needs to be tested without disturbing the operations inside the facility it’s monitoring.

Silent Knight has also released a new 8-amp power supply, the HPFF8, which features register compare for easier retrofits; trouble memory for faster answers to problems; two initiating circuits to make syncing strobe lights easier; and a new chassis mount option to make installation fast and neat.

As more and more states begin to pass regulations regarding the installation of carbon monoxide detectors, System Sensor is staying ahead of the curb with its CO1224 T detector. The new carbon monoxide detector is the first one on the market to include a function test, which they have dubbed “Real Test.”

According to new standards from the National Fire Protection Agencies, all CO detectors will be required to have a similar test function by 2012.

Two other solutions that the company is featuring prominently at this year’s show include the InnovairFlex duct smoke detector and the Exit Point exit device with voice messaging.

The InnovairFlex meets the versatility needs of installers to have a duct smoke detector that can overcome various mounting constraints. For example, the detector can also be installed in areas ranging in temperatures from -20 degrees Celsius to 70 degrees Celsius.

System Sensor’s Exit Point solution provides an alternative to the traditional exit sign by adding an audible voice message to help people find their way out of a building where their view of an exit sign may be obscured for various reasons.

According to numerous tests, the Exit Point solution can help reduce evacuation times by as much as 75 percent. The solution can also be programmed to play voice messages in 15 different languages.
For more information about Silent Knight or System Sensor’s new products, visit them on the Web at www.silentknight.com or www.systemsensor.com.