25 August 2016
Leading-Class Fire Solutions with Elvey Security Technologies and FireClass
Elvey Security Technologies
is pleased to be collaborating with their fire partner FireClass; to help
educate the market on the risks associated with inadequate fire detection
systems in public buildings.
The incidents of deaths and
the loss of revenue caused by fires are still unacceptably high in South
Africa. The number of deaths in non-residential fires has risen dramatically
from 248 in 2004 to 578 in 2013 while the financial losses incurred by both
residential and non-residential fires has also risen sharply from R1,2 billion
in 2004 to R2,2 billion in 2013. This is according to the SA Fire Loss
in the USA show a marked decrease from 2003 to 2013. According to the U.S. Fire
Administration, the number of non-residential fire-related deaths dropped from
185 to 65 and the costs incurred went down from $2,9 billion to $2,5 billion.
Similarly the number of fires decreased from 103 200 to 93 700.
So why this marked
difference? Is it perhaps due to more stringent legislation with regard to the
selection, installation, operation, testing and maintenance of fire detection
and suppression systems? Or perhaps it is due to the need for education of end
users to the advantages of a fit for purpose system. Whatever the reason for
this discrepancy, there is a critical need for end users to dispense with the
attitude that fire detection and suppression systems are a grudge purchase and
to see them as a necessary protection of human life and other assets.
The FireClass range
includes the latest fire detection technology packaged in an easy to install,
out of the box, digital open protocol solution. The digital protocol is well
tested in the marine and offshore industries and has a proven resistance to
poor, damp and damaged cables found in such hostile environments. Certified to
EN54 standards, FireClass addressable fire detection panels include optical
smoke detectors and various multi-sensor devices including the FC460PC multi
sensor smoke, heat and carbon monoxide(CO) detector.
Elvey distributes the full
range of addressable panels with specific focus on the highly affordable FC501
unit. The FC501 incorporates up to 128 addresses and 32 zones and the
Intelli-Zone feature allows for auto mapping. Installation is quick and easy,
and combined with easy programming and a user friendly remote user interface
with control buttons, the FC 501 is the ideal choice for users looking for an
affordable panel that displays temperature, CO levels and smoke levels. The FC
501 has both manual and automatic walk test and reporting functions and a
For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 401 6700.