Fire Panels support up to 8 zones and 256 detectors.

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Intended for schools, small shops, warehouses, and office buildings, Conventional Fire Panel 500 Series uses single LCD screen to display status of all zones. User interface is color-coded, and LEDs light up to indicate active zones, problems, and status information. False alarms are minimized by requiring fire to be detected in at least 2 zones or by 2 detectors in 1 zone. With separate history functions for events and walk tests, panels allow clear documentation of system activity.

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Bosch Fire Panels: as Easy as ABC

The Conventional Fire Panel Series 500 for schools, office buildings and small shops

  • Reliable fire protection for shops, offices, and schools
  • Easy to install, configure and operate - saving time and money

    Munich - Bosch has introduced its Conventional Fire Panel 500 Series, a solution designed to meet the needs of small shops, warehouses and office buildings as well as schools or kindergartens. The series 500 comprises three different panel types supporting up to eight zones and 256 detectors. Their modern, attractive design and small footprint make them blend discreetly into almost any decor. Optional relay and open collector boards allow for easy customization.

    The Fire Panel 500 Series was developed with ease of use in mind. Integrators will find the panels easy to install, custom-configure, and maintain, requiring little or no training. The panels can be mounted and connected in minutes, using the integrated bubble level and a wiring diagram. The PCB is completely protected by the user interface, thus avoiding any risk of accidental damage to components.

    The panels are self-explanatory, making it quick and easy to teach end users how to operate them. A Quick Reference Guide further eases daily operations. Users do not need to know anything about fire panels or firefighting. The status of all zones is conveniently indicated on a single LCD screen. The user interface is color-coded, and LEDs light up to indicate active zones, any problems, and status information. Thanks to a one-man walk test with dedicated test history log, the system can be maintained by a single person.

    Safety from False Alarms

    False alarms are minimized by requiring a fire to be detected in at least two zones or by two detectors in one zone. The panels also support delaying of alarms, so they can be investigated and verified before the outputs are activated. While this is the standard operating mode during business hours, a night mode function provides enhanced safety by allowing customers to immediately trigger sounders and strobes in the event that a fire is detected.

    The Fire Panel 500 Series features separate history functions for events and walk tests to allow clear documentation of any system activity. Further, an alarm counter clearly indicates all fire alarms caused in the application. The 500 Series is certified according to the EN 54 2-4 standard, enabling integrators to offer affordable solutions to small applications without sacrificing safety.


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    The Bosch division Security Systems is a leading global supplier of security, safety, and communications products, solutions and services. Some 12,500 associates generated sales of 1.4 billion euros in fiscal 2011. Protection for people's life, buildings and assets is the aim. The product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion alarm, fire alarm and voice evacuation systems as well as access control and management systems. Professional audio and conference systems for communication of voice, sound and music complete the range. Bosch Security Systems develops and manufactures in its own plants across the world.

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    The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.4 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent more than 4 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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