ALARMSBC LOGO---back to home page

FIRE ALARM EQUIPMENT


MESSAGE
BOARD


FREE USER
MANUALS

English
International
Chinese


ALARM
COMPANIES

Canada
USA
UK
Australia
New Zeeland


ALARM
EQUIPMENT

DSC
ADEMCO 
PARADOX 
FBI

-Wireless Devices 
-Central  Station
Equipment

-CCTV
-Fire Alarm
-Gas/CO-Detectors
-Dual Detectors
-Glass Break Detector 
-PIR (motion detector)
-Environmental
-Voice Dialer
-Magnetic Contacts
-Transformers
-Batteries
-Siren  

Promotion
Special Orders
&
ON SALE

Items


POINTS
of
INTEREST
 

-Metric Imperial US Conversion
-Frequently Asked Question
-Security Licence
-Statistics
-Standards
-How  Devices Works
-Tips to Improve Security
-Y2K


FALSE ALARMS

-False Alarms Fees
-British Columbia
-California
-Other US Cities


CENTRAL STATION


INSTALLATION
&
SERVICE


THIS  RESTRICTED  AREA IS FOR ALARM COMPANIES AND SECURITY EMPLOYEES ONLY

AREA FOR
ALARM COMPANIES
AND SECURITY
EMPLOYEES

=CENTRAL  STATIONS  PROTOCOLS 
=SOFTWARE 
=INSTALLATION TIPS and NOTES 
=FORMS 

=PRODUCTS OVERVIEW 
=TECH SUPPORT PHONE NUMBERS 


WEB HOSTING

=DATA CENTER and
CONNECTIVITY

=VIRTUAL PACKAGES DETAILS
=VIRTUAL PACKAGES PRICES
=WEB CONTROL PANEL

=POLICIES


LINKS TO
RELATED SITES


FREE  LINK
TO
 AlarmsBC


JOKES


DAILY NEWS


CANADA
MAP

 


BRITISH
COLUMBIA
MAP


GLOSSARY


SEARCHING 
WWW 


UNIVERSAL  CURRENCY  CONVERTER




CONTACT US

 

 

 

back to fire alarm equip
 

  Smoke Detectors

 


12VDC  Smoke Detectors :   Meridian (By DSC)
 
DISCONTINUED

 

12VDC  Smoke Detectors : 2012HA  ( By System Sensor )
 
DISCONTINUED
12VDC  Smoke + Heat Detectors : FSA - 210 & 410 ( By DSC)
 
replacement for Meridian

 

12VDC  Smoke Detectors : 2012JA  ( By System Sensor )
replacement for 2012 HA

 

120 VAC   Smoke Detectors 7010A ( By System Sensor /BRK )

RM4  Relay to Interconnect 120AVAC smoke detectors to alarm panels and other devices
 


  Smoke alarms or smoke detectors have saved thousands of lives. Thanks to most local fire departments most homes and businesses now require smoke alarms. Smoke detectors are a powerful and effective fire safety technology. They are the first lines of defence against smoke and fire. They may awaken those who would otherwise have been overcome by smoke and toxic gases in their sleep. And most importantly, they provide an early warning alerting individuals of a fire, allowing them precious time to escape.

All smoke alarms should be replaced after 10 years of operation
(
10 years is a smoke alarm's useful lifetime for continued, reliable safety and protection) and be tested regularly.



 


By providing an early warning in the event of fire, smoke detectors may allow you and your family sufficient time to reach safety. UL offers the following tips for purchasing and maintaining smoke detectors:

  • When purchasing a smoke detector, look for the UL Mark on the product as well as on the packaging.  
  • Install UL Listed smoke detectors outside each bedroom and sleeping area and on each additional level of your home -- including the basement. 
  • When installing your smoke detectors, read and follow the manufacturer's instructions exactly. If you need any additional information or advice, contact your local fire department for assistance.  
  • To keep them in good working order, test, clean and maintain your smoke detectors as instructed in the owner's manual. Testing also familiarizes you and your family with your units' alarms, helping you to recognize their emergency signals. Cleaning helps eliminate dust that collects on smoke detectors and causes false alarms.  
  • Typically, battery-operated detectors should be tested every week; detectors wired into your home's electrical system should be tested monthly. 
  • Replace the batteries in your battery-operated smoke detectors at least once a year.

TYPE OF SMOKE DETECTORS 
Ionization and Photoelectric

  Ionization smoke detectors monitor 'ions,' or electrically charged particles in the air. Air molecules in a sample chamber of ionization smoke detectors, are 'ionized' by a radioactive source. This allows a small electrical current flow. Smoke particles entering the sensing chamber change the electrical balance of the air. The greater the amount of smoke, the higher the electrical imbalance. When combustion particles enter the smoke detector, they obstruct the flow of the current. An alarm is pre-programmed to sound when the current gets too low.
Ionization smoke detectors respond first to fast flaming fires. A flaming fire devours combustibles extremely fast, spreads rapidly and generates considerable heat with little smoke.
Ionization alarms are best suited for rooms, which contain highly combustible material.

   Photoelectric smoke detectors  respond first to slow smouldering fires. A smouldering fire generates large amounts of thick, black smoke with little heat and may smoulder for hours before bursting into flames.
Photoelectric models are best suited for living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens. This is because these rooms often contain large pieces of furniture, such as sofas, chairs, mattresses, counter tops, etc. which will burn slowly and create more smouldering smoke than flames. Photoelectric smoke alarms are also less prone to nuisance alarms in the kitchen area than ionization smoke alarms.

The use of both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms will provide a home with maximum protection and an ample warning in the event of a fire.
 


Locations for Smoke Alarms:

• On every level of your home, including finished attics and basements.
• Inside every bedroom, especially if people sleep with the door partly or completely closed.
• In the hall near every sleeping area. If your home has multiple sleeping areas, install a unit in each. If a hall is more than 12 meters (40 feet long), install a unit at each end.
• At the top of the first-to-second floor stairway, and at the bottom
Because smoke rises, smoke alarms should be installed on the ceiling or on walls at 4 to 6 inches below the ceiling. Smoke alarms should not be located less than 4 to 6 inches from where the wall and ceiling meet on either surface; this space is dead air that receives little circulation.
 


Meridian  By DSC
DISCONTINUED

The Meridian photoelectric smoke detector sets a standard for reliability and performance, with a chamber so revolutionary it’s covered by two patents. There is no reflective surface as found in other detectors so it is virtually immune to false alarms generated by dust or dirt build-up. With this unique chamber design it can detect slow, smoldering fires and flash fires equally well. With 2-wire, 4-wire, addressable and wireless versions, plus options for relay type, built-in sounder and fixed-temperature sensor, Meridian is ready for your next security or fire alarm installation. 

MN-140 Series

DC Powered Smoke Alarm

• Loud 85dB piezoelectric alarm sounder
• Interconnect up to 20 detectors
• Removable terminals for easier wiring
• Optional fixed-temperature sensor,
     135˚F (57˚C) (T model)
•Optional form ‘C’ alarm relay (R model)
•Optional sounder (C model)
•Optional isolated fixed-temperature sensor
   (H model)
•ULC Listed S531

Several variations are available, including models with a built-in 85dB sounder, a built-in heat detector (rated at 57oC or 135oC), interconnect relay and Form ‘C’ auxiliary relay options.

All models are non-latching and include Form ‘A’ alarm relay contacts.

MN140 Standard
MN140T Fixed-temperature sensor
MN140R Form ‘C’ auxiliary relay
MN140RT Form ‘C’ auxiliary relay and                    fixed- temperature sensor
MN140C Built-in sounder and interconnect
MN140CT Built-in sounder, interconnect and fixed temperature sensor
MN140CH Built-in sounder, interconnect, fixed-temperature sensor with Form ‘A’ auxiliary relay

MN-220 Series

Two-Wire Smoke Detectors

• Magnet-activated sensitivity test switch
• Optional fixed-temperature sensor,
    135˚F (57˚C) (T model)
•Optional form ‘C’ alarm relay(R model)
•Nominal operating voltage range - 12 - 24 VDC 
• ULC Listed S529/UL Listed UL 268

Several variations are available, including models with a built in heat detector (rated at 57oC or 135oC) and Form ‘C’ Auxiliary relay options.

All models include Form ‘A’ alarm relay contacts.

MN220 Standard
MN220T Fixed-temperature sensor
MN220R Form ‘C’ auxiliary relay
MN220RT Form ‘C’ auxiliary relay and                   fixed-temperature sensor

MN-240 Series

Four-Wire Smoke Detectors

• Audible low-sensitivity indication
     (sounder- equipped units only)
• Optional fixed-temperature sensor,
     135˚F (57˚C) (T model)
•Optional form ‘C’ alarm relay (R model)
•Optional 85dB sounder (S model)
•Nominal operating voltage range - 12 - 24 VDC
• UL Listed 268/ULC Listed S529

Several variations are available, including models with a built-in 85dB sounder, a built-in heat detector (57ºC or 135ºF) and Form ‘C’ auxiliary relay options.

All models include Form ‘A’ alarm relay contacts.

MN240 Standard
MN240T Fixed-temperature sensor
MN240R Form ‘C’ auxiliary relay
MN240RT Form ‘C’ auxiliary relay and fixed-temperature sensor
MN240S Built-in sounder
MN240ST Built-in sounder and fixed-temperature sensor
MN240SR Form ‘C’ auxiliary relay and built-in sounder
MN240SRT Form ‘C’ auxiliary relay, built-in sounder and built-in fixed temperature sensor

TOP OF PAGE


FSA - 210 and 410 By DSC        

Photoelectric Smoke and Heat Detector
combined in one unit

DSC is committed to reducing false alarms and has  integrated features like drift compensation. This feature provides a constant level of sensitivity performance for extended operation by automatically compensating to maintain the detector’s original factory-set sensitivity as dust accumulates.

FSA -410 = 4 wire detector ( 2wire for power 2wire for contacts)
FSA -210= 2 wire detector ( Power and contact on the same pair)

fsa 410 and 210 smoke and heat detector from DSC

  • Automatic drift compensation

  • High/Low sensitivity trouble

  • Built-in, dual-sensor heat detector

  • Built-in 85 dB horn

  • Easy-maintenance removable chamber

  • Low-profile design

  • Local test button

  • Compatible with all DSC control panels and any alarm panel on 24 hr NO

  • UL/ULC/CSFM/MEA listed for commercial and residential applications (UL268)

  • Built-in, dual-sensor heat detector 135 °F (57 °C)

 

FSA 410 -

FSA 210 -

TOP OF PAGE


2012HA  By System Sensor  DISCONTINUED replaced with 2012JA

Photoelectric Smoke Detector Interconnect
with Relay and horn

The System Sensor 2012HA photoelectronic detector is designed primarily for applications where low-voltage Class 2 wiring may be used. This detector
is non-latching and offers an 85dB alarm horn. The 2012HA features an audible emergency evacuation signal referred to as temporal (3) tone. An external push button provides a test of the detector’s alarm function. Up to 12 units can be interconnected so that if one detector alarms, all detectors alarm. A normally open auxiliary alarm relay with an 8 second delay is available for controlling external functions. A visible LED indicator flashes once every 30 seconds in standby and rapidly (every 0.5 seconds) in alarm when detecting smoke. The detector offers low-voltage operation and a tamper-proof feature. Screw terminals and a mounting bracket are provided for easy installation.

2012 ha smoke detector

  • 12 VDC operation
  • 4-wire, non-latching Built-in 8 second delay on relay output
  • Interconnectable up to 12 units
  • 85dB horn
  • N.O. contact (.5A@30VDC) Built-in, normally open relay can be connected to lights, bells, horns, or remote annunciator
  • ULC.
  • Visual alarm and power indicator

TOP OF PAGE


2012JA   By System Sensor

Photoelectronic Smoke Detectors with Integral Relay and Sounder
The 2012-JA is a direct replacement for the 2012-HA

2012 JA smoke detector

2012JA  

 

Features: 

* 12/24 VDC operation, 4 wire
* 85dB electronic horn
* Form C relay contact for security panel monitoring
* Interconnectable up to 12 units
* Visual alarm and power indicator
* Ceiling white color
* Built-in 8 second delay on relay activation
* Built-in test/silence switch
* Twist-on mounting bracket with tamper option for easy installation
* Dirt-Alert feature helps prevent nuisance alarms by detecting dirt in the smoke chamber
* Removable chamber for easy cleaning
* Microcontoller monitors for smoke chamber faults
* Interconnected units can provide common or zoned relay activation
* ULC listed to CAN/ULC-S531

 


2012-JA Specifications (PDF)
 

2012-JA Manual (PDF)
Compact, attractive and easy to install, the 2012-JA smoke alarm is designed to respond to a broad range of fires while providing maximum stability. This model also features low-voltage wiring making it ideal for applications such as homes, apartment buildings, nursing homes, ware houses, barns and outbuildings.  

This smoke alarm is non-latching and offers an 85dB alarm horn and form C alarm contact. An external push button provides for testing of the units alarm function as well as silencing. Up to 12 units can be interconnected so that if one unit alarms, all units alarm. A form C alarm relay with an 8 second delay is included for monitoring or controlling external functions. Interconnected units can be wired so that the alarm relays activate on aly alarm or individually. A visible LED indicator flashes once every 40 seconds in standby and rapidly in alarm when smoke is detected. On interconnected units, only the smoke alarm that detects smoke will flash, thus providing identification of the alarm source. The detector offers low-voltage operation and a tamper-proof feature. Screw terminals and a mounting bracket are provided for easy installation. The 2012-JA contains a microcontroller which constantly monitors the ingetfrity of the smoke chamber and provides a trouble signal if the chamber test fails.

TOP OF PAGE


RM4  Relay

Designed to activate an auxiliary ( like an alarm control panel ) device when an alarm is initiated.  The relay contacts will activate whenever any interconnected alarm sounds. The relay contacts will automatically deactivate a few seconds after the alarm stops sounding. The RM4 may be wired next to an AC alarm or from a remote location. This relay must be installed in a junction box.

The RM4 has form-C contacts that, once connected to BRK 120volt AC alarms, automatically activate whenever the alarm sounds and will automatically deactivate when the alarm shuts off. Meets UL 317, UL2034 and UL539 for accessories.

rm4 alarm interconnect relay

Please note

RM3 relay by BRK had the same functions. The voltage used by BRK smoke detectors to interconnect the 110VAC devices was changed from 120VAC to 9VDC few years ago. That change, on the way detectors works, is reflected on the operation of the relay.Do not mix relays and detectors as they are not compatible unless same interconnect voltage is used
 


RM3

TOP OF PAGE


7010A ( By System Sensor /BRK )

Photoelectric AC Powered Smoke Alarm

 The BRK 7010A is a wire-in, 120 VAC 60Hz single and/or multiple station smoke alarms specifically designed for residential and institutional applications including sleeping rooms of hospitals, hotels, motels, dormitories and other multi-family dwellings as defined in standard NFPA 101. Both models comply with UL217, CSFM, NFPA 72, HUD, FHA and other agencies that model their codes after the above agencies. It meets building codes where AC or AC/DC smoke alarms are required. Model BRK 7010BA includes a 9V battery backup. 

MODEL 7010A
MODEL 7010BA - has a battery backup
 

brk 7010


  • Meet UL 217 standard - single and multiple station smoke alarm.
  • New UL mandated repeating alarm horn pattern (85 dB)-3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps.
  • New 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • A popular choice in hotel/motel and residential applications. An excellent basic photoelectric smoke alarm.
  • Quick Plug-In Power Connector
  • 120 VAC; Interconnectable
  • Alarm Indication
  • Optipath 360 TechnologyTM

 

TOP OF PAGE

 

   
© Copyright 1997- 2010
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
Other products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.
UPDATE 11-May-2010
MMC&S Inc.

MESSAGE BOARD   ***   ALARM COMPANIES  ***   FREE  USER MANUALS

ALARM EQUIPMENT >>>  dsc * ademco paradox  *  fbi  *  gas/co - detectors  * wireless devices  * fire alarm
 motion detectors *   dual detectors * glass break detectorsmagnetic contactstransformers * battery * siren
 Environmentalcentral station equipmentmonitors * cameras *  recorders * switcher & quads  

INSTALLATION / SERVICE / MONITORING

POINTS  of  INTEREST >>> metric imperial us conversion * frequently asked question  *  statistics 
 how the sensor works  *  y2k * basic security systems 101 *  etc...  etc....

FALSE ALARMS >>>  false alarms fees British Columbia ( CANADA )  *  California (USA)  *  other USA cities  

LINK to AlarmsBC   ***    LINKS TO RELATED SITES   ***     SEARCHING WWW  

WEB HOSTING   * **   DATA CENTER ***  HOSTING PLANS 

JOKES  ***   DAILY NEWS   ***   GLOSSARY   ***    CANADA MAP

 ALARM TECH  HELP >>>  INSTALLATION TIPS  >>> SENTROL Application notes  * ULC Installation tips 
 ULC Level of protection   *  Default Installer codes  *  ADT alarm panel -  Cross Reference   *  Network Cable Simplified 
etc...  etc....

CENTRAL STATIONS PROTOCOLS   *     TECH SUPPORT PHONE NUMBERS   *   SOFTWARE


CONTACT US