Tyco Integrated Fire & Security has launched the Zettler Profile Flexible range of modular fire alarm panels. Its modular format means it can be expanded quickly, matching changes in fire safety strategies as might be demanded by the evolution of smart buildings, for example.
Peter Lackey, UK Fire Product Manager at Tyco said, “Speed and accuracy are critical in protecting people, assets and valuable infrastructure from fire. Our customers demand an alert system that is reliable even in the harshest of environments but also cost effective to run. They need a system that can intelligently identify if an incident is real or a false alarm to minimise disruption to their day-to-day operation. In Profile Flexible, Tyco has developed a fire control panel that controls and manages the environment, which the installed system is protecting,” he explained. Saying that customers would be investing in future proof technology instead of cables and labour.
The system enables the use of every address and all available power across all loops, through a power and address shared transfer capability. Until now, any remaining power is wasted once all the available device addresses have been used up, and vice versa but with Profile Flexible, spare power and address capacity can be shared across other loops in the same building so that nothing is wasted. In addition, engineers can mix and match individual panels to suit high and standard power loops, each running up to 2km in length.
Networks of up to 99 panels are possible with distances in excess of 50km between panels possible using fibre optic connections. Each loop carries one amp of power to support high numbers of visual alarms alongside traditional audible alarms. This is fully compliant with the EN54-23 visual alarm standard designed to provide effective light output for hearing impaired persons and noisy background environments.
The panel range contains two core panel options with the capability to support either 16 or 32 loops, and up to 4,000 addresses from a single control panel. This level of design flexibility and optimisation means that a single panel can replace multiple units and meet all necessary requirements.
The panels can also be used as part of a network or as a standalone product. The network capacity supports a potential of 396,000 addresses. For the installer, the panels are mounted using a simple bracket, thus allowing solo fitting and quick turnaround.