Tyco Fire Protection Products is pleased to announce EN54-13 approval of its FireClass range of addressable fire detection technology. Together with a full range of detectors, callpoints, modules and sounders, the FireClass Addressable System provides complete compliance and certification for the compatibility and integrity of system components.
Compliance with the EN54-13 standard is at the heart of the drive for enhanced fire protection and a reduction in false alarms. The standard calls for testing of a complete system to ensure fully functional compatibility of the various components regardless of the manufacturer or brand. As such it is the standard for system performance rather than a product standard. In response to these requirements, FireClass provides a system, rather than components-based approach to fire detection, monitoring the whole building and offering a total solution.
Eric Tassé, Global Director, Zettler, ThornSecurity and FireClass Product Management, explains the impact of EN54-13 on customers looking to specify a fire detection system. “Customers have become used to the EN54 family of product standards for fire detection as a benchmark for product performance. EN54-13 introduces an equally important measure of system performance so customers can be confident that individual components work together as a system”.
As part of its ongoing commitment to developing advanced, innovative and robust technology, Tyco Fire Protection Products has pushed the capability of the FireClass system beyond the minimum requirements for EN54-13. “We believe in offering both the installer and end user maximum choice and certification,” adds Eric. “As an Open Protocol system FireClass has accomplished a rare
achievement as most solutions of this type are made up of a group of components from different manufacturers and then brought together during installation. By offering a complete fire detection solution, we provide installers and fire system integrators with advanced fire detection products designed with ease of installation and simplicity in mind all from one single supplier.
“System compatibility approval is already used in Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands as part of the requirement for approval of a commercial fire detection solution. We’re also beginning to see other regions require fire alarm components to be third party tested for compatibility and certified to EN54-13. We would recommend to any installer and end user they consider EN54-13 compliance as a key requirement when specifying a fire detection solution in order to provide complete peace of mind.”
For more details on EN54-13 compliance and the FireClass fire detection system, visit www.fireclass.net.