The silicon phototransistor, which could help to enhance images captured in a low-light setting, depends upon electronic light sensors and mimics the behavior of the eyes of mammals.
SSI Staff · November 02, 2015
Apple appears to be nearing a fire-detecting software inside all iOS devices, such as the iPhone and iPad. The software would be able to detect a fire, alert the user and contact authorities while also helping authorities pinpoint the exact location of the fire.
Stephen Sellner · September 10, 2015
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