Ajax Systems announces the new FireProtect 2 line-up and unveils the first release that includes seven models of fire detectors. The re-engineered detectors feature a patented smoke chamber that is dustproof and impenetrable to insects, thermistors that ensure rapid detection of temperature spikes, long-lasting battery life and many accompanying hardware and software improvements.
‘Due to the wide application of the FireProtect detectors, we gathered valuable experience in fire safety. And what do we see? We see the overregulated and inert markets. We see the same players who do not risk changing their products for years. We see how professionals work with outdated equipment and how users get minimal fire protection and the same minimal features. We’ve accepted the challenge and devoted a year to develop a fire safety road map in an Ajax system,’ says Sergii Shcherbakov, Product Manager, Fire Team.
The first release complies with EN 14604:2005/AC:2008, EN 50291-1:2018 and Q mark regulations and fully meets the needs of the EU residential fire-safety market, which is growing by €80 million annually. At this point, Ajax has something to offer: detectors with sealed batteries for homes in the Netherlands and Germany, detectors with carbon monoxide (CO) sensors for Scandinavian countries, where many people heat their homes with gas and other fuels, and many more options for fire detection systems installers worldwide.
Detectors for each task
The FireProtect 2 line-up features detectors of two enclosure types. Depending on size, they are equipped with different sensor combinations. Detectors with a bigger enclosure feature a smoke chamber plus a temperature sensor, and an advanced version also features a CO sensor. The smaller ones have no smoke chamber and feature up to two sensors: a sole temperature sensor, a sole CO sensor or both ‘under the hood’.
Detectors have different battery options. The RB models feature replaceable batteries that provide up to seven years of operation and SB models work for 10 years from sealed batteries (can’t be replaced and thus require entire detector replacement).
The first release of FireProtect 2
|FireProtect 2 RB (Smoke / Heat)||Smoke and heat detector with replaceable batteries|
|FireProtect 2 SB (Smoke / Heat)||Smoke and heat detector with sealed batteries|
|FireProtect 2 RB (Smoke / Heat / CO)||Smoke, heat and CO detector with replaceable batteries|
|FireProtect 2 SB (Smoke / Heat / CO)||Smoke, heat, and CO detector with sealed batteries|
|FireProtect 2 RB (Heat)||Heat detector with replaceable batteries|
|FireProtect 2 RB (CO)||CO detector with replaceable batteries|
|FireProtect 2 RB (Heat / CO)||Heat and CO detector with replaceable batteries|
A dedicated team of developers spent a year reaching an entirely new level of technology in residential fire safety with FireProtect 2. They equipped the detectors with a unique, patented smoke chamber that is dustproof and impenetrable to insects – no need to clean it regularly. In the smoke chamber, FireProtect 2 has a dual-spectrum optical sensor that can distinguish smoke from water steam, thanks to the blue and infrared LEDs.
Even if, somehow, dust gets into and settles in the smoke chamber, it does not affect the detection. The optical system is designed so that dust and insects cannot be in two beams simultaneously and thereby cause an alarm. Moreover, the updated HazeFlow 2 software algorithm processes data received from the sensors, reducing the risk of false alarms to almost zero.
To quickly distinguish the temperature spike, detectors are equipped with two thermistors. They give a significant advantage when synthetic materials burn. So FireProtect 2, with smoke and temperature sensors, is ready to detect a fire as fast as possible, even if it starts imperceptibly.
The extended version – with an additional CO sensor – detects CO concentration at a 50ppm level. And the built-in 85dB buzzer alerts about the high level of CO with a different sound. So, the type of danger is immediately clear.
With years of operation from replaceable or sealed batteries, FireProtect 2 hardware ensures accurate and robust fire safety.
Improved enclosure for installers’ and users’ comfort
New detectors inherited Ajax signature features and received few salient improvements. As before, there is no need to disassemble the detector during installation. With an upgraded SmartBracket panel, an installer can effortlessly fix the detector and level it at 90° angles after mounting. Considering the square shape of the detector, it is a true perfectionist’s dream.
Moreover, the button on the enclosure to silence the alarm/testing became large and mechanical. Users can quickly press it even with a mop. On the enclosure, three LEDs indicate an alarm, a malfunction and the regular operation of the detector.
The detectors have tampers on the mount and the smoke chamber. So, dismantling the detector means an instant push notification on users’ smartphones and an event sent to a security monitoring station.
Technologies saving lives and nerves
FireProtect 2 detectors use proven-by-time security technologies. The Jeweller radio protocol establishes a secure, encrypted communication range with a hub at up to 1,700m without a range extender and twice as much with it.
Regardless of distance, communication is robust and instant. Alarms are immediately transmitted to all users and the security monitoring station to which the system is connected. If one detector alerts on fire, other fire detectors on the site can activate the built-in buzzers in 20 seconds, which is three times faster than the standard requires. So there is no chance of missing a fire alert, especially with the Ajax app.
Ajax apps bring the best user experience in fire safety for installers and users. Detectors are paired with a system via a QR code and configured in the app. All detector information is available in real time from anywhere the Internet is available, and alerts are delivered via push notifications, SMS or calls.
In case of an alarm, the MotionCam (PhOD) or MotionCam Outdoor (PhOD) motion detector can take a photo and send it for visual verification, adding one more layer of protection against false alarms.
FireProtect 2 is available to order from authorized Ajax Systems now.