Combination Fire/CO Detector meets CO legislation requirements.
April 24, 2012 -
Able to verify true emergency and deter false alarms, 4-Warn/CO detector incorporates sensing elements for smoke, CO (carbon monoxide), flame, and heat. Addressable sensing technology meets CO detection legislation in all 50 states. As part of E3 Series® fire alarm and emergency communications system from Gamewell-FCI, local audio signals from detector's B200S sounder base can be automatically silenced when live and pre-recorded emergency communications are delivered via main system.
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Gamewell-FCI Introduces Fire/CO Detector as Cost-Effective Solution for New CO Laws
New 4-Warn/CO Detector Sounder Base Offers Unique Silencing Feature, Allowing Emergency Communications to Take Priority
NORTHFORD, Conn. - Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) introduces the multi-criteria fire and CO (carbon monoxide) detector, which incorporates four sensing elements in one cost-effective unit to quickly detect smoke, CO, flame and heat, verifying a true emergency and deterring false alarms. The new 4-Warn/CO detector's advanced addressable sensing technology meets new CO detection legislation adopted by nearly all 50 states. When used with Gamewell-FCI's B200S sounder base , the 4-Warn/CO detector can reduce required detection upgrade costs by as much as 54%.
With each U.S. state adopting its own versions of the 2012 editions of IFC (International Fire Code) and IBC (International Building Code), many residential and institutional buildings are being required to add or upgrade CO detection. Hotels, dormitories, apartment buildings, hospitals and nursing homes top the list of affected facilities.
The traditional method of wiring and installing separate photo and CO detectors, together with the required base, mini-horn, monitor module, conduit and junction box, can cost hundreds of dollars per room. Up to 54% of these material and labor costs can be eliminated by installing the 4-Warn/CO detector and its addressable sounder base. Plus, less devices and wire present a cleaner appearance.
Facilities plagued by nuisance alarms can benefit from this new device's four sensing elements for smoke, CO, flame and heat to validate a real emergency and negate false alarms.
As part of an E3 Series® fire alarm and emergency communications system from Gamewell-FCI, local audio signals from the new detector's B200S sounder base can be automatically silenced when live and pre-recorded emergency communications are delivered via the main system. Exclusive to E3 Series systems and 4-Warn/CO B200S sounder bases, this one-of-a-kind silencing feature eliminates the common emergency communications intelligibility issues caused by multiple audible alerts sounding simultaneously.
For more information on 4-Warn/CO technology and to locate nearby Gamewell-FCI Engineered Systems Distributors, contact a Regional Manager. Information on Gamewell-FCI's advanced detection offerings, including commercial gas detection, aspiration systems and video smoke detection is available online at www.gamewell-fci.com.
Gamewell-FCI, part of the Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Life Safety Group, is a manufacturer and single-source provider of fire alarm and emergency communication systems. In cooperation with a global network of Engineered Systems Distributors, Gamewell-FCI delivers cutting-edge technology designed for a broad scope of public, private and military applications. For more information, visit www.gamewell-fci.com.
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