The fire industry’s most widely used aspirating smoke detector will be among the new technologies Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will unveil at this year’s National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference and Expo, taking place June 4-7 in Boston.
The company will showcase its next-generation Xtralis VESDA-E VEP aspirating smoke detector system, which yields 1.5 times greater sensitivity and offers six times better dust rejection than the previous generation of products, significantly reducing the potential for nuisance alarms and reducing related customer costs. It also features built-in Wi-Fi for remote detector access from smart devices to review and monitor status in real time. Honeywell also is announcing all-new fire alarm control panels -- Honeywell Silent Knight, Honeywell Farenhyt Series and Fire-Lite by Honeywell -- each with new technological advances.
“Our focus as a leader in the fire industry is to anticipate customer needs, solve problems and save lives. Our new fire panels and next-generation VESDA do just that,” said Michael Flink, president of Security and Fire, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. “Customers and experts in the industry are telling us that the latest generation of Honeywell Xtralis VESDA is perhaps the greatest innovation in fire detection in the last 20 years."
Aspirating smoke detectors are able to sense smoke before fires are visible to the naked eye. But beyond sensing smoke, the new VESDA-E VEP system has the unique capability of characterizing particles, providing analytics for targeted detection, and a more efficient and effective response. With easy set-up and virtually stress-free out-of-the-box installation, an intuitive 3.5” LCD touch screen display and access to wireless remote review with the iVESDA™ app, this system may set a new industry benchmark for very early warning smoke detection.
In addition to advanced detection technologies, Honeywell also will show new fire control panels from some of the strongest and most respected brands in life safety that will roll out this summer. Life safety professionals also will begin to see updated brand logos and refreshed product packaging and from Honeywell fire panels including Gamewell-FCI, Honeywell Silent Knight, Honeywell Farenhyt Series and Fire-Lite by Honeywell.
Additional life safety innovations and technologies available at the NFPA Conference and Expo include:
For more information on Honeywell’s Xtralis VESDA-E VEP, visit http://xtralis.com/vep. For more information on Honeywell’s new fire panels, visit http://www.notifier.com, https://www.silentknight.com, http://www.farenhyt.com/, http://www.firelite.com/. For more information on the L-Series Notification System, visit www.systemsensor.com.