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Fire-Lite Alarms' Centralized Reporting Solution Wins Campus Safety BEST Award

Lite-Connect Unifies Multiple Fire Alarm Systems over Fiber Optic Cable to Reduce Monitoring Costs While Improving Reporting Details and Safeguarding Against Electrical Damage  

Nov 06, 2014
Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced its Lite-Connect solution has earned a Campus Safety BEST Award for centralizing the reporting of multiple fire alarm control panels for cost-savings and added electrical protection. This honor is bestowed upon superior safety products for hospital, school and university facilities by Campus Safety magazine.

Lite-Connect allows multi-mode fiber optic cable to join as many as 16 remote Fire-Lite Alarms fire alarm control panels together to report all systems’ signals to a central monitoring station as one. Multi-building campus applications can benefit most from the significant cost savings this centralized reporting method provides through the elimination of one or two telecommunication lines per fire panel. 

The use of multi-mode fiber optic cable with Lite-Connect between fire alarm control panels offers more robust protection from common ground faults, and other electrical surges, many times caused by lightning strikes. Fiber optic cable also allows more fire alarm information on the actual point or zone involved in all events to be reported, allowing for a more informed response.

“Aside from the added protection and monetary savings Lite-Connect offers, schools, apartment buildings and retail shops really benefit because it’s non-proprietary,” said Richard Conner, director of marketing, Fire-Lite Alarms. “It’s readily available on the market and any fire alarm dealer of their choosing can install it.”

The Campus Safety BEST Awards winning entries were chosen from an exclusive group of products deemed most noteworthy by a panel of accomplished leaders in the security industry. Criteria included innovation, functionality and benefits to the end user.

The applications and technical aspects of utilizing this new fiber solution with Fire-Lite Alarms control panels is summarized in the Webinar Lite-Connect – A New Fiber Solution, available for immediate viewing on-demand. A video introduction to Lite-Connect is also available on the Fire-Lite Alarms YouTube Channel.  More technical information on Lite-Connect and compatible fire alarm control panels can be found on www.firelite.com.

 

EDITORS NOTE: High- and low-resolution images of the Lite-Connect graphic and Fire-Lite Alarms control panels are available in the online press room.