Fire Control Panels

Fest Fire Security builds, supplies, and services a wide range of control panels suited for any fire suppression system.

An automatic fire suppression system is rendered inoperative without some sort of control panel to activate an alarm or initiate a fire fighting sequence. The fire control panel acts as the brains of the fire suppression facility and can distinguish where a threat is located with the help of environmental sensors. The control panel is but one of the components of a complete fire suppression system.

Our listed control panels are our most popularly used today, should you not see what you are looking for feel free to give us a call and we will supply you.

Fire Control Panels

3 zone fire control panels
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3 zone fire control panels

An Initiating Device Circuit (known as a Signaling Line Circuit (SLC) in addressable systems) connected to multiple devices within the same "zone" of protection, effectively provides 3 bits of information about the zone to the panel.

Main Features

  • Fire brigade contact
  • Change over alarm contact per zone
  • Fault change over contact
  • Fire change over contact
  • Gas area output for connection to TEC047 extinguishing release control panel

Weight

4.5 kg


Dimensions

332mm x 345mm x 80mm


Operating Input Voltage

230 VAC (+- 10%) or 24 VDC


Quiescent current at 24 VDC

  • Tec202 75mA
  • Tec204 99,A

Auxiliary Output

24 VCD 1 Amp


Sounder Output

2 x 24 VDC, Maximum of 700mA


Detector Output

22 VDC


Repeater Output

RS 485 Modbus


2 and 4 zone fire control panels
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2 and 4 zone fire control panels

Housed in a slim lockable metal enclosure with a membrane facia and tactile switch the Tec208 is capable of handling 8-zones and the Tec212 can handle 12-zones. Both these panels are microprocessor based and come equipped with a power supply and backup battery charger. These panels are provided with short circuit fault monitoring and are also equipped with lightning suppression devices.

Main Features

  • Fire brigade contact
  • Change over alarm contact per zone
  • Fire change over contact
  • Two gas area outputs for connection to Tec047 extinguishing release control panel

Weight

5kg


Dimensions

455mm x 340mm x 80mm


Operating Input Voltage

230 VAC (+- 10%) or 24 VDC


8 and 12 zone fire control panels
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8 and 12 zone fire control panels

Conventional fire detection and indication panel that has 8 fixed and is expanded up to 16 zones with fire detectors and call points. EAGLE12 is based on a modular principle – a power unit, a control panel, zone/sounder expanders, an indication module and battery space.

Main Features

  • Fire brigade contact
  • Change over alarm contact per zone
  • Fault change over contact
  • Fire change over contact
  • Repeat contacts for discharge initiated + activated

Weight

4.5kg


Dimensions

332mm x 345mm x 75mm


Operating Input Voltage

230 VAC (+- 10%) or 24 VDC







Photoelectric Beam

Reach further and spot smoke more reliably in large areas with optical beam smoke detection.



What is optical beam smoke detection?

Optical beam smoke detectors (OBSDs) work on the principle of light obscuration. The imaging detector uses the same technology as the optical detectors but with some differences. It uses ultra violet and/or infrared rays that are projected across a room to detect light scattering or absorbance.



Installation:

Of all the smoke detection equipment auto-aligning beam detectors probably have the quickest installation time which means saving time and money not to mention less disruption in the installation environment. OBSDs are preferably installed in high ceiling applications such as shopping malls and warehouses etc.



Photoelectric Beam Products

Reflective beam smoke detector
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Reflective beam smoke detector

The motorized beam detector makes use of a reflector where the beam from the unit is mirrored off of and extended for further reaches. With its fast motorization the optical beam detector can auto align itself in under 4 minutes and re-align itself in under 2 minutes. This new motorisation adds the benefit of reduced false alarms. With its new technology the reflective beam detector is a reliable and economical way to warn for fires in large areas that need fire protection.

Main Features

  • Internal moving parts gives the ability to self align itself to the centre of the reflector and maintain its alignment
  • Reaches up to 40 metres with a single reflector and up to 100 metres with extra reflectors
  • Supports Beam Phasing – the ability for beams to face each other with reflectors in between
  • Easy to clean lenses

Where can it be used?

Churches Museums Warehouses Airports Schools Sport Stadiums Shopping Malls Aeroplane Hangers Most large areas


Optical beam imaging smoke detector
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Optical beam imaging smoke detector

The imaging (beam) detector uses the same technology as the optical detectors but with some differences. It uses multiple beams (one infrared beam and one ultra violet beam) that are projected across a room to detect light scattering or absorbance.

Main Features

  • Dual wavelengths for small and large particle detection (IR = longer wavelength, UV = shorter wavelength)
  • Wider viewing angle using CMOS imager arrays
  • Self compensation for drift

Where can it be used?

Most large open spaces regardless of shape Shopping malls Train stations Dirty environments Sport stadiums








Other Products

Battery Operated Smoke Detectors
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Battery Operated Smoke Detectors

If swapping a smoke detectors flat battery is as simple as buying a new one and popping it in then don’t hesitate doing it or risk facing the possibility of being caught in a fatal predicament. The battery operated smoke detector alarm uses the ionisation technology to identify smoke particles in the air. The detector is mainly used in environments such as bedrooms, hallways, lounge rooms or even small building without a fire security system.

Main Features

  • 9 volt battery
  • Easy installation
  • Test Button
  • Loud internal warning sounder
  • Low battery warning
  • Dual ionisation smoke chambers

Recommendations

Don’t get caught up in a fire hazard situation due to flat batteries. Replace the batteries at least once a year to ensure warning functionality. Thousands of people die each year from fires in their homes and the majority of them are from insufficient detectors installed. It is recommended to place at least one detector per room. Wherever possible mount only on a ceiling Put smoke alarm as close as possible to the centre of a room If mounting on a wall use on the inside wall Test smoke alarm weekly If smoke alarm beeps every 45 seconds, it needs a new battery Put a smoke detector on every building floor (tier) Replace batteries once a year


Ionization is the condition of an element being disconnected into ions. An ionisation smoke detector consists of an ionization chamber which is connected to a negative terminal and a reference chamber which is connected to the positive terminal. The smoke detector uses a radioactive isotope such as americium-241 in the ionisation chamber to produce ionization known as alpha particles into the air. These alpha particles collide with air molecules and cause them to split into two halves - a positive ion and a negative ion. The positive ions get attracted to the negative chamber and the negative ions to the positive chamber thus creating an electric current in the air between the two chambers. If smoke particles pass between the chambers the ions will attach to the particles causing the current to flow difficultly. When the electric circuit detects the drop in current the alarm will be triggered.

How do Ionisation smoke detectors work?


Cigarette Smoke Detectors - Burning Cigarette Warning
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Cigarette Smoke Detectors - Burning Cigarette Warning

For some it could be hard to hold back the craving for a quick fag, unfortunate for those there are areas that don’t allow for it. These none-smoking environments might not always be smoking proof but a special unit could be installed to warn for unwarranted smoking. The SD Evolution incorporates flame, smoke and passive infrared (PIR) motion detection with a 120 degree field of view. It provides voice messages in any language and in any area and warns for unwarranted smoking in none-smoking areas. Special risks or hazards such as slips, trips and falls, infection control procedures, hygiene requirements, security monitoring or point of sale merchandising can also be picked up. The SD Evolution can be incorporated with multiple Cig-Arrete SD Evolution detectors that communicate wirelessly with each other to send the signal to an external voice sounder and strobe.

Main Features

  • Play any pre-programmed voice warning in any language.
  • Selectable detection modes from single flame, smoke, motion; flame and smoke; flame, smoke and motion.
  • Wireless communication for certain modes only.
  • Selectable time delays between warning messages to ensure it is broadcast at the right time.
  • Uses an SD card with up to 100 pre-programmed message warnings.
  • Warning messages can be played back individually or sequentially.
  • High definition voice playback for broadcasting in any location.
  • Powering option of 4 x AA alkaline batteries or 6v dc power supply.
  • Can be hard wired into a security alarm system.
  • Optional anti vandal cage.

Passive infrared (PIR) also known as passive infrared detection (PID) is an electronic sensor that uses pyroelectric materials to measure light radiating from objects. PIDs use a sensor that detects the infrared radiation given off by people or other objects in its field of view without generating or radiating any energy or emitting any infrared beams itself. The PID device can detect motion by comparing one temperature such as a wall with another such as a human walking by. The device also differentiates the emitted infrared radiation between a human and the glowing flame of a cigarette.
The device should be placed in a position where it can view the area that needs to be monitored. It is important to know the device’s range of view so that you can know where to place it in a given area. For larger areas, multiple interconnected detectors can be used.

What is passive infrared detection (PID)?