NFPA 2015 did not disappoint! Hopefully you were able to attend the expo and hit up a few of the over 120 educational tracks and sessions offered this year. The booth traffic stayed steady throughout the show and the new products got a lot of attention.
In case you missed the expo, here are a few products we highlighted this year:
Silent Knight’s SK-FIRE-CO addressable combination fire and carbon monoxide (CO) detector drew a lot of attention. With so many regions now requiring Fire and CO detection, the product fits tons of applications. This device not only protects people from CO leaks and fires all-in-one, but also saves the costs of independent smoke and CO detectors, and all the related parts and wiring. Plus it maintains the aesthetics of any room. It uses four sensing elements to provide the best fire detection and false signal rejection available, reducing nuisance alarms and provides a separate carbon monoxide signal. When used with the B200S/B200S-LF intelligent sounder base, the system ties together by providing the appropriate temporal signals, and because it can synchronize with System Sensor A/V devices, it becomes part of the evacuation signal vs. using a separate device.
Low Frequency Sounders, Strobes & Bases
Shown in connection with the Silent Knight fire panels were the SpectrAlert® Advance Low Frequency Sounders, Bases and Sounder Strobes. These are the first UL-listed low frequency (520 Hz) notification appliances to meet the NFPA 72® 2010/2013 requirements for new sleeping spaces. These devices were designed to easily integrate into new or existing panels’ notification appliance circuit (NAC) line and provide the required audibility and square wave tone to awaken individuals.
5820XL-EVS with Internal Amplifier (EVS-INT50W)
Ideal for schools, hospitals, government and military facilities or other places of assembly, the Silent Knight 5820XL-EVS is an excellent choice for buildings considering an emergency communication system (ECS) or fire alarm upgrade, or for those located within a municipality that will soon adopt current NFPA code ECS requirements. The EVS-INT50W is a 50 watt, single speaker circuit amplifier. What makes this amplifier unique is its ability to be mounted and housed in the 5820XL-EVS cabinet. This new amplifier mounts on the standoffs where 5815XL point expanders are normally mounted, thus saving valuable wall space.
If you’ve never attended an NFPA Conference or Expo, it’s a wealth of information for both product and industry! If your business is involved with fire, don’t miss next year’s conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, June 13 – 16.
See you in 2016!
About the Author
Elizabeth Richards is the Manager of Communications for the SED Channel – Fire-Lite Alarms, Honeywell Power, and Silent Knight. Liz joined Honeywell Fire Systems in 2003 and is responsible for the communications, collateral, messaging, and events for all three brands.