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Honeywell fired up about latest tech

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The other day I sat in on Honeywell’s virtual press conference on its latest industry trends in commercial life safety systems. The company had a nice lineup of their pros on hand to discuss their work and what they'll be highlighting at next week's NFPA World Safety Conference and Expo. 

Brian Carlson, manager of strategic marketing, Gamewell-FCI, said the S3 Series fire alarm system for small- and medium-sized buildings allays users’ fears about “pressing the wrong button” and thus eases stress and confusion during an emergency.

As the industry’s only small, addressable panel with a color touch-screen, “everything that needs to be pressed is highlighted. It gives people confidence,” Carlson said. Building owners especially like the custom function and shortcut function keys, he added.

Susan Adam, NOTIFIER’s marketing director, talked about how SWIFT—Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology—is helping dealers win jobs at construction sites and renovation projects because of its easy installation and removability when the job is finished. Sites and even separate building areas under construction or renovation still need to be protected, she emphasized, “and SWIFT can differentiate dealers.” SWIFT recently was installed at two large temporary buildings at the World Ski Championships in Vail, Colo., and at a 100-year-old mansion in Massachusetts that was being renovated.

On the Fire-Lite Alarms, Silent Knight, side of things, marketing director Richard Conner discussed the company’s growth with low-frequency alarms, especially for children, young adults and the hearing-impaired. I spoke with Conner about this at ISC West, but learned a little more this time around about the alarms’ use in college dormitories, motels, hotels, assisted living facilities and the like. Studies have shown that the low-frequency signal is most effective in waking up children and young adults, he said during the press conference, and are more effective than bed- and pillow-shakers.

Christa Poss, senior manager of product marketing, System Sensor, said the latest addition to the FAAST smoke detector product portfolio, FAAST XS, targets smaller areas, up to 5,000 square feet. Those areas include elevator shafts, cable ducts and boiler rooms. FAAST XS offers “extension communication and connectivity options all without the need for new hardware,” Poss said. FAAST is now available in three varieties to protect from 5,000 square feet to up to 28,800 square feet.

Charles Simek, industrial, product and technology specialist, Honeywell Industrial Safety, gave an overview of Honeywell’s optical flame detection analytics’ success, and Gene Pecora, business leader, industrial fire, Honeywell Fire Safety, discussed areas where Honeywell is getting into new areas or expanding its capabilities.

“Incidents occur in the petrochem industry all the time,” Pecora said, to the tune of $20b a year. It’s not uncommon in process locations to have small incidents that don’t make the news as the big events do, but those incidents need accurate and reliable equipment just the same, he said.

He said Honeywell’s new HS-81 is a unique, “all-in-one-solution” for smoke, flame, gas and extinguishing that meets global certifications.

Fire-Lite Alarms offers new training programs

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02/13/2015

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell will be holding a new series of training programs throughout the country this year.

Wireless touted at NFPA show

Remote testing devices and FAAST that goes further were also among new offerings
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06/16/2014

LAS VEGAS— New developments when it comes to wireless fire solutions and aspirating smoke detectors were among offerings being touted at the annual NFPA Conference & Expo, held here June 9-12.

New Fire-Lite MNS system app aids in sales, training

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07/25/2013

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell has introduced a new iPad app and video, designed to demonstrate the numerous mass notification capabilities and layout configurations of its new Emergency Command Center (ECC) mass notification system, the company said in a

Fire-Lite’s mass notification system earns UL Listing

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05/23/2013

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell announced that its new Emergency Command Center mass notification system is the first non-proprietary line to be listed to Underwriter’s Laboratories’ 2572 standard, according to a press release.

Fire-Lite MNS wins top award

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05/16/2013

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Fire-Lite Alarms, a division of Honeywell, has earned the top mass notification system award in the Security Industry Association’s new products showcase competition, according to a company statement.

Honeywell recommends pull stations be replaced

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05/01/2013

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell Fire Systems has identified an issue with its BG-10 Series fire alarm pull stations that can affect normal operation, according to a company bulletin. Honeywell strongly recommends that such devices be replaced.

Fire-Lite panel honored by higher education community

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12/19/2012

NORTHFORD, Conn.—A Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell control panel has been selected as a University Business 2012 Readers’ Choice Top Product for its positive impact on college campuses, according to a company statement.

Fire-Lite Alarms releases training schedule

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12/14/2012

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell today announced its schedule for fire alarm trainings to be held in more than 50 cities across the U.S. throughout 2013, according to a company statement.

Fire-Lite Alarms launches program using Web-based platforms

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11/28/2012

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell recently launched a program utilizing a variety of online platforms, such as online training, webinars and social media, according to a company statement.

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