Smoke Detection

Read: Potter Releases PAD200-PCD Multisensor Detector

Potter Releases PAD200-PCD Multisensor Detector

Potter’s PAD200-PCD detector uses photoelectric smoke detection and features drift compensation with a built-in dirty detector warning.

Read: 5 Approved Methods for Testing Smoke Detectors

5 Approved Methods for Testing Smoke Detectors

Calibrated test method, a manufacturer’s calibrated sensitivity test instrument and listed control equipment arranged for the purpose are a few methods laid out in NFPA 72.

Read: When & How to Test Smoke Detector Sensitivity

When & How to Test Smoke Detector Sensitivity

Fire/life-safety expert Shane Clary reviews the requirements and methods for testing smoke detector sensitivity per NFPA 72.

Read: Kidde’s Latest Smoke Detector Achieves Early Compliance to 2021 UL Safety Standard

Kidde’s Latest Smoke Detector Achieves Early Compliance to 2021 UL Safety Standard

The Kidde multi-criteria Intelligent Optica smoke detector can replace legacy Kidde Intelligent, GSA Series and V-Series detectors without programming updates to Kidde VS and VM fire panels.

Read: Examining Recent Advancements in Heat and Smoke Detection

Examining Recent Advancements in Heat and Smoke Detection

Over the years, heat detectors have evolved so that their time of detection is shortened and when used properly, can provide detection in areas that smoke detectors cannot venture into.

Read: The Future of Fire Detection and Alarms

The Future of Fire Detection and Alarms

Smoke detectors and alarms are migrating from just the detection of smoke, to combination detectors and multicriteria detectors.

Read: Nortek Releases New 2GIG Smoke/Heat/Freeze Detectors

Nortek Releases New 2GIG Smoke/Heat/Freeze Detectors

The new detectors feature updated optical sensors and detection algorithms, including encryption technology for more secure communication with 2GIG eSeries security panels.

Read: Honeywell VESDA-E VES Smoke Detectors Introduce Advanced Zoning

Honeywell VESDA-E VES Smoke Detectors Introduce Advanced Zoning

The VESDA-E VES sector addressability provides individually configurable alarm levels for each of the four sectors for early detection.

Read: Here’s What a Researcher Found After Putting Multisensor Smoke Detectors to the Test

Here’s What a Researcher Found After Putting Multisensor Smoke Detectors to the Test

Fire-safety expert Shane Clary traveled to the U.K to attend Interflam 2019, where he examined an academic study on the causes of false fire alarms.

Read: Kidde’s New Smoke Alarm Designed to Reduce Cooking Nuisance Alarms

Kidde’s New Smoke Alarm Designed to Reduce Cooking Nuisance Alarms

The new Kidde smoke alarms are said to be the first to meet the new UL 217 safety standard for distinguishing real fires from harmless smoke.

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