New sensors from Hochiki

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of life safety systems, has launched a new range of innovative sensors which incorporate short circuit isolators (SCI). With the ability to identify and divert power from devices which have short circuited, the SCI-integrated range will benefit specifiers and consultants across Europe with ultra-efficient and cost-effective technology.
 
In some parts of Europe, legislation dictates that when a device on a life safety system is changed, the network must also be fitted with another isolator simultaneously. By having short circuit isolator technology built into the actual devices rather than in an SCI base, Hochiki Europe’s new range offers a more efficient solution for specifiers and end-users, as additional bases don’t need to be purchased.
 
The SCI sensor collection is a fully addressable range that includes a heat (ATJ-EN(SCI)) and multi sensor (ACC-EN(SCI)). The solutions provide end-users with real-time updates on performance, with LED status indicators clearly displaying when a sensor is polling, isolating, or in alarm.
 
As well as SCI technology, Hochiki Europe’s new range features a number of additional benefits. The ATJ-EN (SCI) heat sensor, for example, combines both fixed temperature and rate of rise detectors for added reliability.
 
To give specifiers a greater range of options when selecting life safety solutions, the ACC-EN (SCI) features user-selectable modes. This means the sensors can be programmed to allow either the optical or thermal element to be active when detecting a fire. The sensor can be programmed to use both elements at the same time.
 
The SCI range will be enhanced further with the addition of a smoke sensor (ALN-EN), due to launch later this year.
 
Paul Adams, Marketing Manager at Hochiki Europe commented: “When it comes to life safety solutions, we know our customers in Europe need products which have been designed with efficiency and dependability in mind.”
 
“Our competitively-priced SCI sensors offer a reliable and efficient solution for specifiers and consultants, helping them meet legislative challenges and budget considerations. This launch is the latest step in our ongoing commitment to providing our customers with the most effective life safety technology.”
 
Hochiki Europe’s SCI sensors are compatible with the company’s comprehensive enhanced systems protocol (ESP) intelligent range. This open protocol, supported by many leading control panel manufacturers, offers further reliability and compliance to the highest international standards.
 
For more information on Hochiki Europe’s range of SCI sensors, and its ESP intelligent products, visit: www.hochikieurope.com/esp

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