Published: October 2011
1 Interactive Display > Honeywell by Notifier’s ONYX FirstVision touchscreen navigational tool for firefighters and other emergency responders graphically displays critical information on the origin and spread of a fire, allowing firefighters to quickly locate and extinguish it. It displays CCTV video and a summary of building floor plans with detailed information including locations for all fire alarm devices, water supplies, evacuation routes, access routes, chemical and structural hazards in the building, and shutoffs for gas, power and HVAC.
2 Firestop Device > Hilti’s CFS-DID Firestops drop-in device is a one-step firestop solution with an integrated moisture and smoke-seal barrier for a variety of pipe materials and diameters. It can be used in a variety of base materials including concrete, metal deck and hollow-core floors. It is available in four sizes and five lengths and can be installed using multiple fastening options: gas-actuated fastener, metal hit anchor, kwikcon anchor or expansion bolt.
3 Integration Device > Apollo Fire Detectors’ OpenConnect Gateway is a plug-and-play device that can be incorporated into a fire control panel design, relaying information from the panel into the building management system using standard protocols such as BACnet, Modbus or LonWorks. It comes in four base models that reflect the number of configured points exposed within the BMS environment (200, 1,600, 12,000 and 25,000). Each includes two standard Ethernet ports, an RS-232 port and a 15V DC input. Additional plug-in I/O slots also are available if needed for other connectors, such as LON adapters.
4 Camera > Panasonic System Networks Co.’s WV-CF504 fixed dome analog camera can record up to 650 lines of resolution in color and 700 lines in black and white and features a signal-to-noise ratio of 50 dB. An I/R cut filter switches on/off to enhance sensitivity in B/W mode. Its i-VMD functions include video motion detection, object detection (removal and left behind) and scene change detection if a lens is vandalized. Adaptive digital noise reduction ensures cleaner images in changing lighting conditions. It has a 3.8–8 mm 2x varifocal auto iris lens with 2x digital zoom.
5 Access Control Platform > HID Global’s iCLASS SIO technology-enabled platform is based on open standards and supports iCLASS, MIFARE DESFire EV1 and other contactless smart card technologies. It enables deployment of mobile access with digital credentials and enables users to increase security levels using simple firmware updates and address future changes in requirements as they occur.
6 Fire Alarm Upgrade Kit > Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell’s IF600 retrofit kit for upgrading legacy Gamewell IF602 and IF610 Series fire alarm control panels to an E3 Series expandable emergency evacuation system includes the internal components of a new E3 Series fire alarm control panel and a panel door, sized to fit the original head-end panel’s backbox. The E3 Series compatibility with nearly all IF600 Series peripherals enables the majority of these retrofits to integrate seamlessly with existing detectors and notification devices.
7 Wireless Control System > Skylink Home’s SkylinkPad comes six models, with 1, 2, 3, 7, 10 and 14 button configurations. The credit-card-sized SkylinkPad can also be used for more than one location. It uses wireless receivers plugged into wall outlets or lamp sockets and wired control modules. It can control many electronic devices and works with timers and dimmers.
8 Fire Alarm System > SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco International company’s Simplex 4100ES Fire Alarm System is an Internet-ready life-safety platform that has remote service diagnostics, remote program downloads over a customer’s IT network, and mass storage of vital system data within the panel. It supports TrueInsight Remote Service web-based technology and is designed with forward/backward compatibility.
9 Wireless Keys > Honeywell’s 5834-4EN enhanced four-button and 5834-2 two-button compact wireless keys feature real-time LED confirmation of transmission status and tactile, recessed keys designed to help reduce end-user-created false alarms and are compatible with wireless products and support both standard and encrypted modes. The 5834-EN has a sleek plated, bezel design and a choice of silver, red or blue keyrings (sold separately). The four buttons can be programmed with up to eight functions including contacting the police, fire department or other emergency services through the central station. The 5834-2 has basic arm and disarm functions.
10 Speaker Array > Cooper Notification’s WAVES high power speaker array 7100 series wide-area mass notification system solution provides highly intelligible voice and tone announcements and can be integrated with an organization’s voice-capable fire alarm control panel and Cooper Notification’s SAFEPATH4 voice evacuation systems and SAFEPATH mass notification systems. The vertical line arrays provide a narrow vertical output pattern for focusing sound directly at the audience, creating a nearly cylindrical sound propagation pattern.
11 Motion Detector > Bosch Security Systems Inc.’s Blue Line Gen2 motion detectors have passive infrared (PIR), Quad PIR detectors, and TriTech detectors that combine PIR and microwave technologies for advanced analysis. All models use an interchangeable mounting base. Pet-friendly models can be set to “no pet.” They have a self-locking, two-piece enclosure, integrated biaxial bubble level and removable terminal strip in the base. A flexible mounting height allows the detectors to be positioned from 7 to 9 ft. without adjustment, assuring no coverage gaps up to 40 ft. away from the detector.
12 Software > Dynamic Systems Inc.’s Checkmate Construction ID System badge system for contractors identifies temporary and permanent workers, allows contractors to control job site access and helps prevent theft of supplies and equipment. Each all-in-one system includes a card printer, card stock, ribbons and camera, if needed. The badges can be single- or double-sided and include photos.
13 DVR > Speco Technologies DVR4HD digital video recorder has high-definition-quality live and recorded video. The user gets high-speed digital video over coaxial cable with no compression or bandwidth issues. Users can zoom both live and playback. It has 720p HD recording at a rate of up to 120 FPS with real-time live display and a USB 2.0 port for video clip exporting. Network hardware supports 10/100/1000 Base TX ethernet. It starts up at 80W and runs at 50W.
14 Alarm Back Boxes > System Sensor’s SpectrAlert Advance products have weatherproof back boxes made from lightweight plastic that protects against corrosion and resists UV-induced fading. With removable mounting ears, they can be used with cages or other external device protection products to obtain a cleaner look.
15 Camera > Compro Technology’s IP70 network camera with 802.11 b/g/n wireless USB adapter has day/night functionality with mechanical IR cut filter switching and supports real-time H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG compression (triple codec) and dual streams simultaneously. It has smart motion detection and two-way audio with built-in microphone and speaker. Users can receive webmail notification and view video live using a web browser.
16 Transceiver Hub > Altronix’s HubWayH16 passive UTP transceiver hub allows video and PTZ control up to 750 feet along with injected camera power over a single Cat 5 or higher structured cable. This 16-channel passive transceiver hub features a low-profile 1U EIA 19-in. rack-mount chassis and interfaces with virtually any distributed AC or DC power supply. Each channel has an optional pass-through feature that bundles 3-pairs to reduce voltage drop allowing extended camera range.