Intrusion is not the only risk faced by homeowners and business managers. Fire is a leading cause of accidental death with 70% of fire related fatalities occurring at night. By installing smoke detectors that are managed around the clock through the intruder alarm system, tragedies could be halved - a fact which is proven in countries where 80% of homes are equipped with smoke detectors.
The DF8M is a new wireless photo-electronic smoke detector suitable for residential and commercial applications. It detects all types of smoke and has a built-in siren for compliance with the EN14604 European standard. When the DF8M is triggered, its integral sounder notifies occupants and the control panel sends a signal to the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) enabling swift action to be taken. Other messages which can be relayed to the ARC include tamper, maintenance, and battery condition.
End users benefit from peace of mind knowing that their smokedetectors are monitored round the clock for maintenance, as wellas smoke detection, and service calls are automatically scheduledshould the detector require cleaning or a replacement battery.Because the detector is wireless, it can easily be added toexisting wireless and hybrid intruder alarm systems withoutdisrupting business operations or the decor of any home.
Thanks to proven wireless performance delivered throughHoneywell's bi-directional radio technology and the sensor'sadvanced sensing chamber and advanced microprocessor, falsealarms, non-billable service calls and resulting fines are virtuallyeliminated. Larger systems that use Galaxy Dimension alsobenefit from a more reliable signal transmission using its agilerouting technology.
The DF8M provides new opportunities for installers and ARCsto offer fire protection and monitoring services to businessesand homeowners.
The DF8M wireless technology is part of a powerful solution,compatible with Domonial residential intruder alarm, as well asthe G2 and Galaxy Dimension commercial control panels. Thiscompatibility means installers need only stock one smoke sensor forall types of installations, reducing their financial and logistical stockburden. It is suitable for a wide range of environments, where security,practicality and peace of mind are real concerns for the end-user.