Wi-Fyre - The Convenient Wireless Solution Volume #5

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Previously, wireless fire detection has only been available as a complete, system based fire detection solution, meaning it could only be used for retrofit or new systems.

Our ground breaking wireless fire detection solution gives system designers the flexibility to integrate wireless detection technology with hardwired technology where necessary. This helps to reduce costs and installation time, whether it is used as part of a new system or to upgrade an existing fire alarm system.

Wi-fyre offers the best of both worlds as it integrates wired technology with wireless technology to exploit each of their strengths.

Picture this…

The construction of an outbuilding, a separate smaller building such as a storage facility, toilet block or refuse and recycling storage area, has recently been completed. However, a fire alarm system was not incorporated in the building specification. It is now impossible to run additional cables without disrupting the building materials and ground between, meaning fitting a fire alarm retrospectively will be disruptive and time consuming, ultimately resulting in increased costs and business downtime.

Enter Wi-Fyre

Wi-Fyre allows for wireless fire detection devices to connect effortlessly to existing fire alarm systems so it can be extended with minimal design and little disruption. Wi-Fyre wireless detection provides the perfect solution for outbuildings to connect to the main building’s fire alarm system.

This innovative technology offers six modes of user-selectable operation for integration with almost any existing fire alarm system, including:

  • Conventional
  • ProFyre 2-Wire addressable
  • ProFyre addressable
  • Addressable (collective)
  • Reflective
  • Standalone

Approvals

Every Wi-Fyre device is fully certified to the European product standard for wireless fire alarms, EN54-25. This certification necessitates third party assessment to confirm that it meets very specific requirements.

As well as this, Wi-Fyre also complies with the standard requirements for the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), ENTSI 300:200. The code of practise for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire alarm systems in non-domestic premises.

Wi-Fyre Transponder

Wireless Transponder

The Wi-Fyre transponder has been designed to communicate with up to 30 mixed field devices such as manual call points, LED indicators, sounders, heat and smoke detectors and input/output devices.

At least one Wi-Fyre transponder must be used in order to integrate Wi-Fyre devices with any existing or new fire alarm system. Each transponder is directly connected to the fire alarm wiring via a compatible interface module, zone monitor and sounder controller.

Wi-Fyre Optical Smoke Detector

Wireless Optical Smoke Detector

Wi-Fyre’s wireless optical smoke detector is made up of a ProFyre optical smoke detector head combined with a Wi-Fyre wireless base. The Wi-Fyre optical smoke detector uses a photodiode and pulsating IR LED to detect IR scatter caused by smoke entering the chamber.

Wi-Fyre Manual Call Point

Wireless Manual Call Point

The Wi-Fyre manual call point is for surface mounting application and has a distinctive operating element that mimics the feel of breaking glass, whilst providing the benefit of being fully resettable using a test/reset key mechanism.

Wi-Fyre Sounder

Wireless Sounder

Wi-Fyre’s wireless sounder has been designed for ceiling or wall mounting. It is available in either a white or red finish and has 22 user selectable tones to choose from.

Combining these technologies can provide a complete fire detection solution for an out building without causing disruption to the property.

Wi-Fyre Wireless Survey

A wireless survey must be conducted when integrating wireless devices with a wired fire alarm system to ensure the signal between the Wi-Fyre transponder and the connected devices is strong enough for the system to work efficiently.

To conduct a survey, a Wi-Fyre wireless survey head is placed at the location that the device is to be installed and connected to the transponder. The test head has an 8 colour coded rotary LED array fitted to indicate the strength of the signal received at the transponder from its current location. Why not try our demonstration?


This is just one scenario where Wi-Fyre Wireless Fire Detection can be used to save costs and reduce installation time and maintenance. If you would like to discuss how you can use Wi-Fyre to benefit your fire alarm system please feel free to give us a call on +44 (0)1329 835024 or email info@eurofyre.co.uk where we would be happy to answer any questions.

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Michael Clatworthy

Posted by Michael Clatworthy

Michael is the sales manager EMEA at Eurofyre.

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