Wireless Smoke/Heat Detector targets senior living communities.

Press Release Summary:

Creating awareness for on-site personnel, EN1243 detects levels of heat and smoke that could potentially become dangerous to senior living community residents. Caregivers are notified through emergency call (e-call) system when specific levels of heat or smoke are detected. While fixed heat detection alarms when temperature reaches 135°F, second method of detection measures rate of rise (ROR) and alarms if temperature increases at rate of 15° per minute from starting temperature of 105°F.

Original Press Release:

Inovonics Launches New Wireless Smoke/Heat Detector for Use in Senior Living Communities

LOUISVILLE, Colo. -- Inovonics, an industry leader in high-performance wireless sensor networks for life safety applications, announces the release of its new EN1243 smoke/heat detector. The new smoke/heat detector is being added to Inovonics' Senior Living product portfolio.

Applications of the EN1243

Inovonics' EN1243 wireless smoke and heat alarm detects levels of heat and smoke that could potentially become a danger to residents living in senior living communities. When specific levels of heat or smoke are detected, the EN1243 notifies caregivers through their emergency call (e-call) system. This detection and notification process creates awareness for on-site personnel. For example, the recent addition of heat detection specifically helps customers like Status Solutions, a provider of situational awareness technologies, to gain additional utility from automated alerting systems for their senior living customers.

"We've been working with Inovonics for years because their wireless network and detectors give us the optimal combination of range, coverage and reliability our senior living customers require for their Situational Awareness and Response Assistant (SARA) systems," said Mike MacLeod, founder and president of Status Solutions. "In retrofits and new construction alike, Inovonics remains our first choice when our customers need monitored smoke and heat detection."

How the EN1243 Works

The EN1243 smoke/heat detector includes two heat detection methods. The first, fixed heat detection, alarms when the temperature reaches 135 degrees Fahrenheit. The second measures rate of rise (ROR), alarming if the temperature increases at a rate of 15 degrees per minute from a starting temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

Scott Fincher, Sr. Product Manager, added, "The use of the smoke/heat detectors can expand the utility and applicability of e-call systems."

For more information, to request images, or to arrange an interview, please contact Nikki Williams at nwilliams@inovonics.com or at 303-209-7219.

About Inovonics

For nearly thirty years, Inovonics has provided the best-selling wireless pendants and network infrastructure for emergency call system solution providers. Their proven, UL 2560 certified EchoStream(®) network offers reliable, flexible and scalable solutions that enhance resident satisfaction, improve staff productivity and ensures timely notification of resident needs. For more information, visit www.inovonics.com.

About Status Solutions

Status Solutions is the pioneering provider of enterprise situational awareness for risk management with life safety, security, environmental monitoring and mass notification applications. For more information, visit www.statussolutions.com


Contact: Nikki Williams

Marketing Communication Manager



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