Bosch introduces IP-ready fire alarm control panel

New FPD-7024 panel features a scaleable design for increased flexibility


Fairport, N.Y. – Bosch Security Systems, Inc., a full-line manufacturer of high-quality security and life safety solutions, has launched the FPD-7024, an IP-ready Fire Alarm Control Panel designed to work seamlessly with Bosch’s Conettix DX4020 Ethernet Network Interface Module. The FPD-7024 delivers faster alarm reporting over local or wide area networks and reduces operating costs for end users by eliminating the need to purchase multiple phone lines for their central station monitoring services.

The new scaleable control panel enables Bosch dealers to address the safety concerns of a wide array of applications with one flexible solution. Customers can install the conventional FPD-7024 to minimize upfront costs and fulfill future needs with the panel’s expansion capability. The conventional model is ideal for small projects, such as mercantile and religious facilities.

Upgrading from conventional to addressable technology helps end users protect existing investments while gaining advanced functionality. The addressable model offers up to 247 points to facilitate identification of the exact device in alarm, meeting the needs of office buildings, warehouses, lodging establishments, and other similar-sized applications.

The FPD-7024 is proven technology that has been evaluated against rigorous safety requirements developed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. The control panel has earned UL 864 9th edition listing, validating it satisfies the latest fire regulations in the United States.

To help customers fulfill the requirements of authorities having jurisdiction, the FPD-7024 also provides an LCD and LED faceplate viewable from the exterior of the locked control panel. This feature offers enhanced situational awareness and improves communication of life-saving information, while maintaining system keypad security.

The FPD-7024 offers easy programming directly from the built-in keypad, via a local laptop and a DX4010i RS-232 Serial Interface Module, or remotely through a phone line or the Conettix DX4020 module. Users can also respond to events without going to the panel using a remote keypad or Annunciator.

For more information on the new FPD-7024 Fire Alarm Control Panel, visit http://www.boschsecurity.us.