Smoke Detectors

If waking up to a smoke alarm is your first line of defence against a potential fire hazard then you shouldn’t hesitate to install one. Smoke detectors save thousands of lives each year and it’s recommended that every home or building have one detector in each room on every floor.


Optical Smoke Detectors

Photoelectric detection Never miss the warning for a potential fire hazard! Let optical technology be your first choice for identifying smoke.



What is Optical smoke detection?

An optical smoke detector also known as a photoelectric alarm is a light sensor. The optical smoke detector uses a photodiode (sensor) and an infrared LED to detect smoke inside an optical chamber. The sensor is placed across the infrared LED to an angle so that the LED beam does not point directly at the photodiode. When smoke enters the chamber the LED beam reflects off small particles of smoke and directs it to the sensor thus triggering the alarm.


Benefits:

Photoelectric smoke detection is generally more responsive to fires that begin with a long period of smouldering (the beginning stage of fires) but may respond a bit slower to rapidly growing fires yet they are well balanced to spot both the smouldering and flaming stages of fires.


Installation:

Make sure the detector is functioning properly before installing it. The detector should be placed as close as possible to the centre of the ceiling. If ceiling mounting is not possible then the detector can be wall mounted 30 cm from the ceiling.



Optical Smoke Detectors Products

Series 65 Optical Smoke Detector
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Series 65 Optical Smoke Detector

The Series 65 optical smoke detectors are mainly used in environments such as offices, small buildings or restaurants where an electric power cable or fire security system is present or capable of being installed.

Main Features

  • Wide operating voltage
  • Can be integrated into security systems
  • Flashing LED option
  • Range of bases available

Where can it be used?

The Series 65 optical smoke detectors are mainly used in environments such as offices, medium sized buildings, large homes or restaurants where an electric power cable or fire security system is present or capable of being installed. Consider using a photoelectric alarm (not ionization) near areas that are prone to steam or cooking


Orbis Optical Smoke Detector
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Orbis Optical Smoke Detector

The Orbis range of detectors where created to speed up installation. They have a feature that consists of a flashing LED to confirm that the device is wired correctly. Orbis optical detectors utilizes a new optical smoke detection system that reduces the possibility of false alarms. Built in software can maintain sensitivity of the sensor at a constant level without the interference of dust or chamber contamination.

Main Features

  • Flashing red LED confirms correct wiring polarity
  • Continuity Link for voltage testing
  • Wide Angle Optics for wide range of fires
  • Prevents dusts build up and maintains airflow
  • Drift compensation for maintained sensitivity
  • Flashing yellow LED for drift compensation limit
  • Flashing yellow LED for incorrect detector operation
  • Takes four seconds to test correct functionality
  • Base sliding action for positioning
  • 360 degree LED visibility
  • Range of bases available

Discovery Optical Smoke Detector
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Discovery Optical Smoke Detector

The Discovery optical smoke detectors are mainly used to warn for slow burning or smouldering fires and has sensitivity modes for the best suited applications.

Main Features

  • Sensitivity modes for suited environments
  • Five response modes
  • Remote test feature
  • Unaffected by wind or atmospheric pressure
  • XPERT card addressing method for identifying detector locations for quicker installations and commissioning

Where can it be used?

Discovery optical smoke detectors are can be used in environments such as bedrooms, offices, medium sized buildings, large homes or restaurants where an electric power cable or fire security system is present or capable of being installed. Consider using a photoelectric alarm (not ionization) near areas that are prone to steam or cooking.


XP95 Optical Smoke Detector
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XP95 Optical Smoke Detector

The XP95 optical smoke detectors can be used in environments such as offices, medium sized buildings, large homes or restaurants where an electric power cable or fire security system is present or capable of being installed.

Main Features

  • Emits a red light when the detector sounds the alarm
  • XPERT card addressing method for identifying detector locations for quicker installations and commissioning
  • Quick and easy installation with its slide easy base






Ionisation Smoke Detectors

An ingenious scientific method of smoke detection is utilized by the ionisation detectors. Their technology is not just interesting but also effective for reliable warnings.



How do Ionisation smoke detectors work?

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.


Benefits:

Ionization detectors are more sensitive and respond better to the flaming stage of fires.

Installation:

Make sure the detector is functioning properly before installing it. The detector should be placed as close as possible to the centre of the ceiling. If ceiling mounting is not possible then the detector can be wall mounted 30 cm from the ceiling.



Ionisation Smoke Detectors Products

Series 65 Ionisation Smoke Detector
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Series 65 Ionisation Smoke Detector

The Series 65 optical smoke detectors are mainly used in environments such as offices or buildings where an electric power cable is present or capable of being installed.

Main Features

  • Wide operating voltage
  • Can be integrated into security systems
  • Flashing LED and magnet operated test switch option
  • Range of bases available

How do Ionisation smoke detectors work?

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.


XP95 Ionisation Smoke Detector
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XP95 Ionisation Smoke Detector

The XP95 ionisation smoke detectors are mainly used in environments such as offices, medium sized buildings, large homes or restaurants where an electric power cable or fire security control system is present or capable of being installed. A voltage signal is generated by a drop in the current flow from the two chambers inside the detector due to smoke interfering with the electric current caused by ionisation. The XP95 uses an electric circuitry to convert the analogue voltage signal to an electric digital signal which is then sent to the control system for processing. The control system assesses the signal and compares it to the systems data. When the control system determines that a fire exists it instructs the detector to switch on its LEDs and initiates the pre-planned alarm routine.

Main Features

  • Wide angle optics
  • Minimal effects from the temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure
  • Well protected against electromagnetic interference over a wide frequency range
  • Transient Rejection uses algorithms to filter out temporary abnormal readings, helping to reduce false alarms.
  • Drift Compensation maintains calibrated sensitivity levels even if the detector is contaminated
  • Flashing yellow LED to show that the drift compensation limit has been reached
  • Flashing yellow LED indicates in the unlikely event of incorrect detector operation
  • Slots allow base to be fixed in position without removing mounting screws
  • 360° Visibility of LEDs.
  • XPERT card addressing method for identifying detector locations for quicker installations and commissioning

How do Ionisation smoke detectors work?

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.


Discovery Ionisation Smoke Detector
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Discovery Ionisation Smoke Detector

Discovery ionisation smoke detectors are mainly used in environments such as offices, medium sized buildings, large homes or restaurants where an electric power cable or fire security control system is present or capable of being installed.

Main Features

  • Drift Compensation maintains calibrated sensitivity levels even if the detector is contaminated
  • One of five sensitivity modes selected at the control panel for detecting threats
  • XPERT card addressing method for identifying detector locations for quicker installations and commissioning

How do Ionisation smoke detectors work?

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.







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


Backup Battery

2 x 7 aH 12V sealed lead acid


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


How do Ionisation smoke detectors work?

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.


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.

What is passive infrared detection (PID)?

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.