Whilst acknowledging the benefits of addressable systems technology, there still remains a place for conventional fire alarm and detection systems. Conventional systems can be installed using both two and four wire devices, that is with sounder and beacon devices on the same circuits as detectors and call points (2 wire) or on separate circuits (4 wire). The obvious advantage of the two wire system is a saving in the cost of cable and labour. Conventional systems are suitable for the smaller and simpler systems where the functionality of addressable systems is not required, such as small shops, schools, and small industrial units and similar.
Conventional Control Panels (Land)
The MZX range of conventional panels supports “twin wire” systems up to eight zones and four wire systems from four to thirty two zones thereby providing a panel to suit a wide range of types and sizes of buildings. Both “twin wire” and four wire systems support simple class-change for use in schools, and two stage alarm outputs where phased evacuation is a requirement. Repeater panel options are available with both systems as are a comprehensive range of detectors, call points and sounders and beacons.
Conventional Control Panels (Marine/Offshore)
Tyco offer a range of control panels specifically designed for off-shore applications. All the control panels offer industry-leading functionality, together with the peace of mind of being approved by all the leading Marine Approval Bodies such as the Marine Equipment Directive, Lloyds Register, the Loss Prevention Certification Board and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Tyco’s marine approved range of control panels offer the same powerful user interface, modular construction and range of repeater options provided by their land-based alternatives.
The MZX range of Conventional detectors, although not as intelligent as their addressable namesakes, employs similar excellent detection and anti-false alarm features. The range includes Multi-sensors, optical/heat and carbon monoxide/heat, in addition to single channel optical smoke, rate of rise and fixed temperature heat, ionisation chamber and infra-red flame detectors.
Tyco’s range of call-points includes both indoor and outdoor models. Call points can be flush or surface mounted as a selection of back boxes and bezels are available. Anti-tamper devices are also available which fit around the unit making it less likely for persons to attempt malicious activations.
Bells, Sounders and Beacons
A full and comprehensive range of audio and visual devices are available within the MZX range, for both two and four wire systems.
Tyco offers a range of solenoid and motorised bells, together with a wide range of electronic sounders including models such as Symphoni sounders, general purpose electronic sounders such as the Banshee and Roshni sounders and voice enhanced sounders such as the FireCryer® Plus.
24V LED beacons, single gang lamp/buzzer units and Flashni units are available, as are a range of sounder/beacon bases including the Banshee Excel Lite sounder beacon and the Easy AV™ Retrofit LED Beacon.
Tyco also now offers an EN54-23 compliant range of visual alarm devices. EN54-23 is the mandatory standard for all visual alarm devices (VAD) used on fire systems as a primary means of alarm.