Simplicity Leads to Clear Mind and Top Performance
If the ancient wisdom in the headline is true, the launch of Tyco Fire Protection Products's new fire detection solution at Intersec 2013 should help installers and fire system integrators to outperform.
In Dubai, Tyco presented FireClass which integrates a full range of detectors and ancillary units with both conventional and addressable panels. This new system was developped to provide installers and fire system integrators with advanced fire detection products designed with ease of installation and simplicity in mind available from a single provider.
FireClass has been engineered for intuitive use and simple configuration and is based on a well established and trusted technology platform from Tyco Fire Protection Products. It offers customers an ‘out of box' fire detection solution that can be easily configured and installed. With a robust digital platform, FireClass also gives end users flexibility in service and maintenance options and spare part procurement.
"Innovation and product development are central to our business strategy," comments Jason Mather, Detection Business Development Manager for Tyco Fire Protection Products, EMEA. "Building on our experience in the fire detection industry, we've taken a new approach which provides our trade customer base with a complete brand that integrates proven technology and robust, reliable products that are easy to use. With FireClass, we're able to offer fire system installers and integrators a complete solution that enables them to rationalise suppliers, saving time and cost during the installation and configuration phases."
The FireClass portfolio includes a complete range of fire panels which offer solutions for all applications. These include the J408 conventional two, four and eight zone panel and the J424 conventional expandable to up to 24 zones panel, all with optional extinguishment module. Addressable panels such as the FireClass 510, a single loop panel, can be configured in minutes. The FireClass32 and 240 are provided with feature-enhanced zonal capability and ‘auto learn' functionality to recognise all devices in the FireClass range. Flexible manufacturing enables different system requirements to be met, including the integration of network cards and additional input/output points, providing additional benefits to customers.
The FireClass range is also supported by a wide portfolio of ancillary products, accessories and field devices for addressable panels and detectors including an innovative ceiling tile adaptor for faster and easier installation in suspended and false ceiling applications.
Part of its Generation6 fire detection range, the new Time Saver Mount achieves a 30% time saving for suspended ceiling installations, helping to reduce the overall construction programme, project costs and labour hours.
This time-saving component forms part of the ancillary products range within the Generation6 portfolio of fire detection solutions. Based on the proven MZX technology platform, the new range offers unique and innovative features designed to make the installation and commissioning process easier.
Gary Craig, EMEA Sales Director at Tyco Fire Protection Products adds, "We believe there are significant opportunities for the new FireClass range and have already received a positive response from many customers looking for an integrated fire detection package. This new system complements our existing range of fire suppression products and enables us to extend our sales and support capability to position the business as the market leading provider of total fire protection solutions."