Bosch's FPA-1000 compact fire panel.
Fairport, N.Y. - Bosch Security Systems, a full-line manufacturer of high-quality security and life safety solutions, today unveiled the FPA-1000-UL Compact Fire Panel at ISC West 2009. This advanced analog addressable control panel offers customers a unique Web-based approach for monitoring and maintaining the system and for generating reports.
A Web server and set of interactive Web pages provide an instant means to access important system functions, including programming, status, history files, diagnostic tools and test data. This capability reduces costs for end users by allowing access to the FPA-1000 from a central security office or any Internet-enabled location without the dedicated software and hardware required by other systems in this class. With built-in Bosch Conettix IP technology, the FPA-1000 can also communicate over local or wide area networks for faster alarm reporting.
Designed for small to medium commercial or public buildings, the FPA-1000 is the first system in the industry to offer integrated gas detection. A dedicated blue LED indicator and a temporal pattern for signaliing notification alert users to the presence of carbon monoxide and other hazardous gases. This capability helps customers meet the requirements of new state laws for carbon monoxide and the standards set by the National Fire Protection Association's NFPA 720-2009.
Listed by Underwriters Laboratories for central station, local, auxiliary and remote station systems, the FPA-1000 also helps dealers reduce costs with essential equipment built into the unit. Each FPA-1000 Fire Panel incorporates notification appliance circuits, signaling line circuits, programmable relays, a power supply, digital alarm communicator transmitter and Ethernet connection.
"By equipping the FPA-1000 panels with these plug-in modules and accessories as standard elements, we eliminate the added costs of purchasing and stocking these supplies for installing dealers," said Charles Davis, Product Marketing Manager, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. "This innovative product design delivers high-end features that are typically found only in larger, more expensive systems. With the FPA-1000, Bosch is providing this benefit to dealers at a cost that is the lowest in this class of panels."
The FPA-1000 offers several additional features for greater convenience. Large buttons allow first responders to operate the keypad without removing protective gloves - a unique timesaving feature. An extra internal cover also protects system operators from exposure to internal wiring and electrical components while accessing the keypad.