System Sensor introduces 'multi-criteria' detector

New detector designed to distinguish between actual fires and false alarms


Michael Swain, campus fire prevention officer at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, said he practices the three E's – education, enforcement and engineering – when preventing fire-related deaths at the school. Key to those elements is a fire detection system that alerts in case of actual fire, but helps distinguish between actual incidents and false alarms. The Advanced Multi-Criteria Detector from System Sensor is the first detector designed to specifically address false alarms while using four independent sensors – one for carbon monoxide, a photoelectric smoke sensor, a temperature sensor and an infrared light sensor – to determine what type of fire is occurring.

System Sensor, a division of Honeywell, is a global manufacturer of fire detection and notification devices, specializing in smoke detection and notification technology. System Sensor places a premium on research and development, resulting in products that are reliable, sophisticated and designed for real-world applications. With sales, service and manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, System Sensor's high quality, innovative products are the most comprehensive in the industry.

For more information on the System Sensor smoke detectors, contact System Sensor, 3825 Ohio Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174. Telephone (800) 736-7672 or visit our website at www.systemsensor.com.