Honeywell has revealed a handful of new technologies here at the NFPA 2017 Conference & Expo, highlighted by its next-generation Xtralis VESDA-E VEP aspirating smoke detector system. The new system yields 1.5 times greater sensitivity and offers six times better dust rejection than the previous generation of products, reducing the potential for nuisance alarms which in turn reduces related customer costs, according to the company.
The Xtralis also features built-in WiFi for remote detector access from smart devices to review and monitor status in real time. Beyond sensing smoke, the new Xtralis system has the unique capability of characterizing particles, providing analytics for targeted detection and a more efficient and effective response.
Honeywell also announced the following fire alarm control panels with new technological advances: Honeywell Silent Knight, Honeywell Farenhyt Series and Fire-Lite by Honeywell.
“Our focus as a leader in the fire industry is to anticipate customer needs, solve problems and save lives. Our new fire panels and next-generation VESDA do just that,” says Michael Flink, president of security and fire, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. “Customers and experts in the industry are telling us that the latest generation of Honeywell Xtralis VESDA is perhaps the greatest innovation in fire detection in the last 20 years.”