Potter launches sprinkler monitoring panel

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Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC has released the PFC-6006 Sprinkler Monitoring Panel, the newest addition to their complete line of fire systems. According to Potter, the PFC-6006 is the solution to the industry need for a small, inexpensive, yet highly robust, fire alarm panel created specifically to handle flow, pressure, and tamper switch notifications. The first zone of the PFC-6006 is selectable as a Class A or Class B water flow input and the other five zones are selectable from a menu of options including two-wire smoke detection. The panel has a 1.0 amp power supply that powers the panel, charges the batteries and supplies 0.5 amps to a notification appliance circuit and 0.5 amps of auxiliary power. Potter’s exclusive Quadrasync technology allows the PFC-6006 to synchronise A/V devices from Potter/Amseco, Wheelock, Gentex, and System Sensor.

Jeff Hendrickson, V.P. of Product Management for the Fire/Security division of Potter said “Panels designed for sprinkler monitoring applications are virtually nonexistent. DACT only dialers are severely limited and a traditional fire alarm panel with a DACT is overkill and costly. Potter’s new Sprinkler Monitoring Panel is ideally suited to monitor a fire sprinkler system.”

The Potter PFC-6006 also meets the new requirements of NFPA 72 2013 which calls for systems monitored with phone lines to be backed up by an alternate means of communication. In addition to communicating over IP right out of the box, the PFC-6006 can also send emails with status updates or to download configuration files. Email can also drive service and revenue with reminders that an inspection or test is due.