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New range of sensors

Hochiki Europe, the manufacturer of life safety systems, has launched a new range of sensors with short circuit isolators (SCI). The products can identify and divert power from devices which have short-circuited.

In some parts of Europe, legislation dictates that when a device on a life safety system is changed, the network must also be fitted with another isolator simultaneously. By having short circuit isolators built into the actual devices rather than in an SCI base, Hochiki Europe’s new range mean those additional bases don’t need to be purchased.

The SCI sensor collection is a fully addressable range that includes a heat (ATJ-EN(SCI)) and multi sensor (ACC-EN(SCI)). These products provide end-users with real-time updates on performance, with LED status indicators displaying when a sensor is polling, isolating, or in alarm. The ATJ-EN (SCI) heat sensor, for example, combines fixed temperature and rate of rise detectors. To give specifiers more options, the ACC-EN (SCI) features user-selectable modes. This means the sensors can be programmed to allow either the optical or thermal element to be active when detecting a fire. The sensor can be programmed to use both elements at the same time.

The SCI range will have a smoke sensor (ALN-EN) added, due to launch later this year.

Paul Adams, Marketing Manager at Hochiki Europe said: “When it comes to life safety solutions, we know our customers in Europe need products which have been designed with efficiency and dependability in mind. Our competitively-priced SCI sensors offer a reliable and efficient solution for specifiers and consultants, helping them meet legislative challenges and budget considerations. This launch is the latest step in our ongoing commitment to providing our customers with the most effective life safety technology.”

Hochiki Europe’s SCI sensors are compatible with the company’s enhanced systems protocol (ESP) intelligent range. This open protocol, supported by control panel manufacturers, offers compliance to international standards, the makers add. Visit:


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