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FAAST Detector Simplifies Fire Alarm Design, Monitoring, and Management

NOTIFIER by Honeywell introduces new version of FAAST aspiration smoke detection.

CI Staff

NOTIFIER by Honeywell has introduced a new intelligent version of the FAAST (Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology) detector. This solution was designed to provide early warnings of smoke for high-value and critical facilities. It also works within challenging applications.

The intelligent FAAST detector integrates with NOTIFIER fire alarm systems to provide a detailed alarm as well as fault and trouble information. This simplifies system monitoring, maintenance and design.

The FAAST detector uses a network of pipes to draw air samples into the sensor. A sensitive blue LED senses smoke and an infrared laser detects airborne particulates that could cause a false alarm. The detector interprets signals from both sources in order to be able to warn of smoke up to 60 minutes before combustion.

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FAAST does not require additional hardware, software or special wire. NOTIFIER can support up to 31 intelligent FAAST detectors on a single, addressable loop.

The NOTIFIER system can be used in a variety of settings. The early smoke warning is beneficial for facilities where minimizing property damage and business disruptions is a priority, such as museums, telecommunication hubs, office buildings and laboratories. FAAST’s immediate warning can help those respond and diminish loss-of-life in facilities including hospitals, nursing homes and prisons.