Honeywell introduced NOTIFIER addressable intelligent detectors for commercial and residential sectors that are ideal for the Philippines. These next-generation detectors are designed to meet new UL 268 7th Edition standards that will take effect in May 2020, which include the reduction of false alarms and to differentiate smoke characteristics between a fast-moving smoke and smoldering fires.
Building materials and home furnishing have changed significantly over time with more modern materials such as polyurethane foam. These materials are known to burn hotter and faster and this means that escape time for building occupants in the event of a fire hazard have gone from an average of 17 minutes to three-to-four minutes. It impacts the amount of time occupants to escape a fire, thus greater sensitivity to the smoke characteristics of these kinds of fires is critical.
“Honeywell Building Technologies products, software, and solutions are found in more than 10 million buildings worldwide, helping customers ensure their facilities are safe, energy efficient, sustainable, and productive,” said Jeff Estrella, president of Honeywell Philippines. “This next-generation smoke detectors are designed to meet the new UL 268 7th Edition Standards, which will go into effect in May next year. Therefore, this product is literally crafted to serve us well into the future.”
The NOTIFIER 951 Series detectors can be retrofitted to existing NOTIFIER systems without replacing control panels or software. The product line consists of photoelectric, photoelectric/thermal, and heat detectors, with complimentary bases and accessories.