Ajax Systems announces the new FireProtect 2 lineup and unveils the first release that includes seven models of fire detectors. The re-engineered detectors feature a patented smoke chamber that is ultimately dustproof and impenetrable for insects, thermistors that ensure rapid detection of temperature spikes, long-lasting battery life, and many accompanying hardware and software improvements.
Due to the wide application of the FireProtect detectors, we gathered valuable experience in fire safety. And what do we see? We see the overregulated and inert markets. We see the same players who do not risk changing their products for years. We see how professionals work with outdated equipment and how users get minimal fire protection and the same minimal features. We’ve accepted the challenge and devoted a year to develop a fire safety road map in an Ajax system.
Sergii Shcherbakov, Product Manager, Fire Team, “The first release complies with EN 14604:2005/AC:2008, EN 50291-1:2018, and Q mark regulations and fully meets the needs of the EU residential fire safety market, which is growing by €80 million annually. At this point, Ajax has something to offer: detectors with sealed batteries for homes in the Netherlands and Germany, detectors with carbon monoxide sensors for Scandinavian countries, where many people heat their homes with gas and other fuels. And many more options for fire detection systems installers worldwide.”
Detectors for each task
The FireProtect 2 lineup features detectors of two enclosure types. Depending on size, they are equipped with different sensor combinations. Detectors with a bigger enclosure feature a smoke chamber plus a temperature sensor, and an advanced version also features a CO sensor. The smaller ones have no smoke chamber and feature up to two sensors: a sole temperature sensor, a sole CO sensor or both “under the hood”.
Detectors have different battery options. The RB models feature replaceable batteries that provide up to 7 years of operation and SB models work 10 years from sealed batteries (can’t be replaced, require entire detector replacement).
A dedicated team of developers spent a year reaching an entirely new level of technology in residential fire safety with FireProtect 2. They equipped the detectors with a unique, patented smoke chamber that is ultimately dustproof and impenetrable for insects — no need to clean it regularly. In the smoke chamber, FireProtect 2 has a dual-spectrum optical sensor that can distinguish smoke from water steam, thanks to the blue and infrared LEDs.
FireProtect 2 features a patented smoke chamber with a dual-spectrum optical sensor.
Even if, somehow, the dust gets into and settles in the smoke chamber, it does not affect the detection. The optical system is designed so that dust and insects cannot be in two beams simultaneously and thereby cause an alarm. Moreover, the updated HazeFlow 2 software algorithm processes data received from the sensors, reducing the risk of false alarms to almost zero.
To quickly distinguish the temperature spike, detectors are equipped with two thermistors. They give a significant advantage when synthetic materials burn. So FireProtect 2, with smoke and temperature sensors, is ready to detect a fire as fast as possible, even if it starts imperceptibly.
The extended version — with an additional carbon monoxide sensor — detects the CO concentration at a 50 ppm level. And the built-in 85 dB buzzer alerts about the high level of CO with a different sound. So the type of danger is immediately clear.
With years of operation from replaceable or sealed batteries, FireProtect 2 hardware ensures accurate and robust fire safety.
Improved enclosure for installers’ and users’ comfort
New detectors inherited Ajax signature features and received few salient improvements. As before, there is no need to disassemble the detector during installation. With an upgraded SmartBracket panel, an installer can effortlessly fix the detector and level it at 90 – degree angles after mounting. Considering the square shape of the detector, it is a true perfectionist’s dream.
SmartBracket helps to level FireProtect 2 after installation.
Moreover, the button on the enclosure to silence the alarm/testing became large and mechanical. Users can quickly press it even with a mop. On the enclosure, three LEDs indicate an alarm, a malfunction, and the regular operation of the detector.
The detectors have tampers on the mount and the smoke chamber. So dismantling the detector means an instant push notification on users’ smartphones and an event sent to a security monitoring station.
Technologies saving lives and nerves
FireProtect 2 detectors use proven-by-time security technologies. The Jeweller radio protocol establishes a secure, encrypted communication range with a hub at a distance of up to 1,700 meters without a range extender. And twice as much with it.
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