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Recall Aftermath Reveals Nest Labs Shipped 440,000 Fire Alarms in U.S.

Nest Labs is recalling its Nest Protect smoke detectors over an issue that could potentially delay a fire or carbon monoxide alarm from sounding.


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Nest Labs is recalling its Nest Protect smoke detectors over an issue that could potentially delay a fire or carbon monoxide alarm from sounding. SSI Staff · May 23, 2014

U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 366,600 home fires from 2007-2011, according to a new report by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). April 24, 2013

An effort to reduce nuisance alarms and better detect smoldering fires has led to the development of a new type of algorithm-assisted alarm. Learn how the device differs from standard photoelectric and ionization devices and how it might advance life-safety measures. December 02, 2012

Notifier by Honeywell of Northford, Conn., introduces the IntelliQuad PLUS detector, which offers carbon monoxide (CO) detection together with smoke detection and nuisance alarm rejection as part of an ONYX Series fire alarm system. SSI Staff · September 18, 2011

The RRS-MOD, a reversing relay/synchronization module by St. Charles, Ill.-based System Sensor enhances the operation of two- and four-wire i3 Series detectors with a built-in sounder, allowing all the detectors on the loop to sound when one alarms by reversing the polarity to the detector zone, according to the company. SSI Staff · May 31, 2010

St. Charles, Ill.-based System Sensor produces the InnovairFlex intelligent duct smoke detector, designed for use in applications requiring a remote test. SSI Staff · April 30, 2010

Hildebran, N.C.-based Elk Products Inc.'s ELK-M1XRF2H is a wireless (RF) receiver and input expander for use with the ELK-M1 and ELK-M1EZ8 controls. The M1 wireless receiver has been designed for use with Honeywell 5800 Series one-way transmitters, including door/window sensors, motion detectors, smoke/heat detectors and key fobs. SSI Staff · February 15, 2010

In September's "Fire Side Chat" we talked about false alarms and how they can overwhelm public agencies, such as firefighters and police personnel, impact municipal budgets, and how end users are often fined to offset the negative monetary effects. October 31, 2009

A man's home is his castle, or so the adage goes. Naturally along with this famous saying comes the feeling of safety and security, misplaced as it often is for a surprising number of homeowners are killed in home fires every year. September 30, 2009

St. Charles, Ill.-based System Sensor announces its full line of i3Series photoelectric smoke detectors with sounders. These two- and four-wire models generate an 85 dBA temporal tone and are ideal for residential applications, according to the company. SSI Staff · September 20, 2009




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