Fireclass

Date07/11/2012



​​Exciting innovation in fire detection comes to IFSEC International 2012
Stand 3/A3 D18
14-17 May 2012

Tyco Fire Protection Products is launching a new open protocol fire detection solution at IFSEC International 2012. FireClass is the latest innovation in fire detection technology which integrates a full range of detectors and ancillary units with both conventional and addressable panels. This new system provides installers and fire system integrators with advanced fire detection products designed with ease of installation and simplicity in mind available from a single provider.

FireClass has been engineered for intuitive use and simple configuration and is based on a well established and trusted technology platform from Tyco Fire Protection Products. It offers customers an ‘out of box’ fire detection solution that can be easily configured and installed.  As an open protocol platform, FireClass also gives end users flexibility in service and maintenance options and spare part procurement.

“Innovation and product development are central to our business strategy,” comments Ken Walters, Sales Director for FireClass, UK. “Building on our experience in the fire detection industry, we’ve taken a new approach which provides our trade customer base with a complete brand that integrates proven technology and robust, reliable products that are easy to use. With FireClass, we’re able to offer fire system installers and integrators a complete solution that enables them to rationalise suppliers, saving time and cost during the installation and configuration phases.”


The FireClass portfolio includes a complete range of fire panels which offer solutions for all applications. These include the Duo-Cel conventional two, four and eight-zone panel and Prescient 3 gas suppression control panel. Addressable panels such as the FireClass Lite, a single loop panel,  can be configured in minutes with straightforward quick-start guide, The FireClass 32, 64 and 240 are provided with feature-enhanced zonal capability and ‘auto learn’ functionality to recognise all devices in the FireClass range. Flexible manufacturing enables different system requirements to be met, including the integration of network cards and additional input/output points, providing additional benefits to customers. The FireClass range is also supported by a wide portfolio of ancillary products, accessories and field devices for addressable panels and detectors.

Gary Craig, Sales Director, Fire Detection EMEA at Tyco Fire Protection Products adds, “We believe there are significant opportunities for the new FireClass range and have already received a positive response from many customers looking for an integrated fire detection package. This new system complements our existing range of fire suppression products and enables us to extend our sales and support capability to position the business as the market leading provider of total fire protection solutions. We are extremely excited about showcasing the FireClass brand and product range at IFSEC International and look forward to welcoming existing and new customers to our stand.”

Tyco Fire Protection Products is launching the FireClass range initially into the UK and Ireland markets, with plans to extend the reach into other parts of Europe during 2012 /13.

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Notes to editors
For an interview with Ken Walters or Gary Craig, or a more detailed product demonstration at the IFSEC International 2012 exhibition, please contact Neil Malcolm at BDB on 0161 925 4700 / neil@bdb.co.uk.


About FireClass
FireClass, part of Tyco Fire Protection Products, is a new range of open protocol fire detection products, comprising a comprehensive range of fully approved quality products designed and manufactured in Europe. The FireClass range includes conventional, analogue addressable and suppression release control panels with a versatile range of detectors and ancillary equipment including addressable detectors and sounders. Ease of installation underpins FireClass and features such as the ceiling tile adaptor and programming tool significantly speed up detector installation. FireClass is flexible for all types of environments from schools and hospitals to offices, industrial and retail premises and the aid of the FireClass graphic interface enables fast response from emergency services.

About Tyco Fire Protection Products
Tyco Fire Protection Products is a strategically aligned business unit of Tyco International with globally recognized products sold under leading brands, including ANSUL, CHEMGUARD, DBE, EZCare, FLAMEVision, GRINNELL, HYGOOD, NEURUPPIN, PYRO-CHEM, RAPID RESPONSE, SIMPLEX, SKUM, SPRINKCAD, THORN SECURITY, VIGILANT, Williams Fire & Hazard Control, and ZETTLER. Tyco Fire Protection Products produces fire protection, detection, and mechanical building construction solutions for commercial, industrial, institu¬tional, governmental, and residential customers. Heavy emphasis is placed on research and development, resulting in innovations and global approvals. Key products include manual fire-fighting equipment, detec¬tion/suppression systems, extinguishing agents, sprinkler systems, valves, piping products, and fittings. For more information, visit www.tycofsbp.com.

For further information, please contact:
Tyco Protection Products, Unit 6, Westpoint Enterprise Park, Clarence Avenue, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1QS
Tel: +44 (0)161 875 0400 Email: info-UK@tyco-bspd.com or visit www.tyco-fsbp.com

For further press information, please contact Neil Malcolm / Lauren Moir
Barrett Dixon Bell, Craig Court, 25 Hale Road, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2EY
Tel: +44 (0)161 925 4700 Email: neil@bdb.co.uk / lauren@bdb.co.uk or visit www.bdb.co.uk

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