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FIRE ALARMS AND LIFE SAFETY
FLEXIBLE LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS
Trouble free, code-compliant fire alarm systems.
Horn Strobes and Speakers
Smoke and Heat Detectors
Central Station Monitoring
Our system designers will handle everything from code-compliant design to engineering, permits and installation.
We work with the most trusted providers of Life Safety Systems, like Kidde, and work with you to provide the exact system to meet your specifications. Two of the current systems include:
Networked intelligent life safety with voice audio
VM Series represents the latest generation of life safety control panels for mid to large sized
applications. With large multi-message displays, intuitive inter-faces, and stylish contoured
cabinets — these systems capture the imagination, and catch the eye. But behind the LCD display
is where they really shine. New TCP/IP-enabled microprocessors and chipsets take full advantage
of the latest advances in computing technology, leading to smarter, faster, higher-capacity
processing and more efficient designs. VM Series’s patented Voltage Boost™ technology, for example,
delivers constant voltage on NAC and AUX circuits – even at low battery power – resulting in
lighter cable requirements and longer runs. That saves time and money.
VM Series delivers high performance features exactly where you need them because flexibility is
where VM’s leading edge computing power is put to best use. In fact, VM Series can handle jobs that
range from a single stand-alone control panel, to a sophisticated network comprising as many as
24 control panels processing data from up to 24,000 devices. Optional voice evacuation bridges the
gap left by other mid-range systems, and makes these panels a cost-effective solution for most applications.
Networking at the speed of light
Networking is among VM Series’ strong suits. A simple VM network can comprise up to 24 panels – enough to serve the needs of most campuses and larger buildings. Highly efficient RS485 connectivity, plus fiber-optic communications deliver faster response times and more sophisticated diagnostic capabilities, while cost-effective remote annunciation solutions keep basic monitoring and control always within reach.
Audio that speaks for itself
An optional paging microphone provides local, as well as remote, audio functions. VM Series features three channels of integrated digital audio with up to two minutes of on-board programmable message storage. Its optional paging control center includes a high quality paging microphone to which can be added a firefighters’ telephone. Auxiliary inputs are available for mass notification operations and connection to external systems.
Perfect for retrofits
VM Series is particularly well-suited to retrofit applications. All connections are made over standard wiring – no shielded cable required. This means that in most situations existing wiring can be used to upgrade a legacy control panel to VM Series technology without the expense or disruption of rewiring the entire building.
Power that goes the distance
Patented Voltage Boost™ technology delivers a constant 22.5 V on NAC and AUX circuits – even at low battery power. This means lighter gauge cable can be used for equivalent distances compared with conventional power supplies, or longer wire runs on the same gauge cable. Either way, this breakthrough technology saves time and equipment costs, making VM not only a high-performance solution — but a cost-effective one as well.
Tuned up and in sync
VM’s four on-board Notification Appliance Circuits are fully synchronized to UL 1971 standards — without the need for external modules or other electronics. It’s ample 10-amp power supply is finely tuned to get the most out of Kidde’s widely-acclaimed low profile Genesis notification appliances.
The smart choice
Electronic addressing eliminates the tedium of setting dip-switches, and automatic device mapping ensures that each device resides on the system at its correct location. Meanwhile, innovative programming features allow the system designer to customize powerful built-in features to precisely suit the needs of the building owner.
Intelligent fire alarm solutions up to 1,000 points
Cohesive, comprehensive analog addressable fire alarm for small buildings.
The smart choice
VS Series electronic device addressing eliminates the tedium of setting dipswitches, and innovative programming features allow the system designer to customize powerful built-in features to precisely suit the needs of the building owner.
Flexibility built right in
Two fully-programmable front panel switch/LED combinations provide an added measure of flexibility. Their slide-in labels take the mystery out of custom applications, and present a clean finished appearance.
Perfect for retrofits
VS Series is particularly well-suited to retrofit applications. All connections are made over standard wiring – no shielded cable required. This means that in most situations existing wiring can be used to upgrade a legacy control panel to VS Series technology without the expense or disruption of rewiring the entire building.
Signals with a difference
VS Series NACs are configurable to fully support the advanced signaling technology of Kidde Genesis and Enhanced Integrity notification appliances. These devices offer precision synchronization of strobes to UL 1971 standards. For Genesis devices, enabling this feature allows connected horns to be silenced while strobes on the same two-wire circuit continue to flash until the panel is reset.
Clear-cut remote annunciation
Remote annunciation is a strong suit of VS Series. Up to eight annunciators can be installed on a single system. Compatible annunciators include a range of LED and LCD models that provide zone or point annunciation, as well as common control capabilities.
VS Series also supports graphic annunciation with optional RA Graphic Annunicator interface modules. Each interface provides common control, indicators, and 32 LEDS.
A complete line of accessories
VS Series life safety systems are supported by a complete line of intelligent detectors, modules and related equipment, each of which is fully tuned and tested to operate in concert with one another to provide highly reliable service and years of trouble-free operation.
With control panels, devices, and accessories all engineered to work in unison, VS Series systems provide reliable performance and the advanced features you need for successful installation and worry-free operation. Best of all, VS Series leaves you in control – not hemmed in by a limited product line. Kidde’s extensive range of fire alarm products gives you the freedom to tailor each system to the particular needs of the building – and the budget of the building owner – while a robust feature set leaves plenty of room for upgrades, expansions, and retrofits long into the future.
But innovative features tell only part of the story: when you specify VS Series you’re getting more than outstanding value in a fire alarm panel; you’re benefiting from a whole family of control, detection, and notification appliances finely tuned to work together – engineered and tested to function as a single unified system. Built on the successes of the past, and meeting the needs of the future, VS Series is the changing face of small building fire detection today.
VS Series life safety systems are a powerful intelligent solution for small to mid-sized buildings. Advanced analog technology delivers the benefits of flexible system installation, while a clean and easy-to-operate user interface makes panel operation and system maintenance quick and intuitive.