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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
November 5, 2014


Whitepaper: Enhancing security, resilience and efficiency across a range of industries

FireClass J400 Series Fire Detection Panels Launched by Tyco Fire Protection Products

Tyco-FPP---J424Product in a nutshell: Company release describes the FireClass J400 Series of conventional fire detection panels as “fully EN54 CPR-approved and designed to provide a cost-effective solution for small and medium-sized applications combining proven technology with intuitive ease of use and simplified programming.”

Which markets? Now available for the UK, Spanish and Italian markets. Based on established technology platform with more than 10,000 successful installations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America

Benefits: An ‘out of the box’ solution for installers and end users offering:

  • Sounder circuit and fire and output relays
  • Alarm repeater outputs for each zone
  • Power loss and dialler output
  • Programmable open collector output
  • Enhanced functionality for day/night mode
  • Single-zone programmable pre-alarm and investigation time
  • Alarm verification features available

Comparing models: J408 panels available in three versions with two, four or eight zones suitable, supporting up to 256 detectors for smaller installations. J424 panel features metal enclosure and eight-zone capability, expandable to 16/24 zones via expansion boards, supporting up to 512 detectors.

Both J408 eight-zone and J424 panel versions can be connected with up to four repeaters, with optional LCD display mounted on J424 panels or repeaters. All panels can be fitted with extinguishing module, with J424 accommodating two modules. Both J408 and J424 panels are security protected by lockable frontplate, accessible by authorised personnel only.

Software and compatibility: Available with optional Windows software to allow full systems management of events memory and to file all programmable functions. Software also contains configuration wizard to provide open compatibility with all conventional detectors and callpoints in the market, making retrofit projects easier.

Manufacturer says: “Our FireClass range has been successful since its launch and we’re continually looking for opportunities to support our customers with enhanced technology and new innovations,” says Daxa Patel, director of marketing, global fire detection at Tyco Fire Protection Products.

“Following the recent introduction of the new addressable FC501 panels, we believe that the requirement for a more expensive conventional panel has been replaced with this small addressable one. Because of this, we wanted to offer a product that is aimed squarely at the low cost market.

“With the J400 range, we provide a quality, approved, proven, reliable and fully functional panel for small systems where cost is paramount. Ideal locations include small retail outlets, offices and hotels.

“By offering the J400 product, FireClass can now cater for every type of installation, from single room shops, up to fully addressable networked systems. Our J400 Series provides robust and reliable technology with enhanced functionality, while remaining a cost-effective solution for end users. We’re pleased to build on our successful installations and offer this range to customers in new markets across a broad scope of applications.”

About the manufacturer: A division of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, Tyco Fire Protection Products offers detection and suppression systems, extinguishing agents, sprinkler systems, valves, piping products, fittings, fire-fighting equipment and services in more than 190 countries worldwide. Its best-known brands in fire suppression, fire detection and mechanical building products include: ANSUL, CHEMGUARD, EZCARE, FIRECLASS, FLAMEVISION, GRINNELL, HYGOOD, LPG, NEURUPPIN, PYRO-CHEM, RAPID RESPONSE, SABOFOAM, SHURJOINT, SIMPLEX, SKUM, SPRINKCAD, THORN SECURITY, VIGILANT, WILLIAMS FIRE & HAZARD CONTROL, and ZETTLER.


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