MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2014 – Honeywell today introduced a new commercial fire radio that meets NFPA72 2013 requirements for sixty minute supervision and can function as the sole path of alarm signal transport. By installing the new radio, the iGSMCFP4G, in place of costly POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) lines, security professionals have a new stream of recurring monthly revenue (RMR). End users also benefit from the eliminated expense of dedicated phone lines.
“Businesses today are looking for a robust cellular solution to combat the rising costs and communications challenges associated with POTS lines, and we've got a fire radio that’s up to the task,” said Dean Mason, senior communications product manager, Honeywell. “By swapping out landlines with the code compliant iGSMCFP4G, dealers and central stations can earn RMR while passing on savings to their commercial customers.”
The UL 864 listed iGSMCFP4G sends Contact ID messages from a Honeywell VISTA fire alarm control panel. The integration of the fire radio and the panel from the same, trusted manufacturer is beneficial to both installers and business owners. “The ability to download to the VISTA panel makes installations more seamless and maximizes serviceability,” explained Mason. “The last thing businesses need to worry about are obsolete technologies, inconsistent support or complex installations. We’re proud to offer a true, end-to-end fire communications solution that meets their needs—all from one, powerful platform.”
With the NFPA72 2013 edition, the alarm communications path must be supervised once every sixty minutes and annunciated at the central station within five minutes of any failure. Supervising at longer intervals can help reduce unnecessary service calls from maintenance communication troubles or intermittent network outages. Additionally, adherence to NFPA72 2010 supervision rates requires the iGSMCFP4G to send signal failures to central stations within five minutes of an outage.
The iGSMCFP4G uses the Internet as a primary communications path and GSM as an alternative backup. Dual technologies work in tandem to deliver a robust communications solution for critical fire monitoring.
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