Conn. - Silent Knight by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today released the SK-F485C
Wire to Fiber Converter, designed to allow new and existing Silent Knight
systems to significantly increase wire runs between fire alarm control panels
and power supplies, while providing a major boost in surge protection. Being
the first wire to fiber converter to be UL listed for a non-proprietary line of
fire alarm systems and sold over-the-counter at Security Equipment Wholesalers
nationwide, allows Silent Knight to offer the ideal solution to large
facilities and multi-building campuses seeking non-proprietary fire alarm systems.
A fire alarm
system run on copper wire underground, between buildings is incredibly
susceptible to lightning damage due to earth ground differentials. The new
fiber converter allows one Intelliknight™
addressable fire alarm control panel from Silent Knight to be extended over
fiber-optic cable to protect multiple buildings while severely limiting the
risk of damages from electrical surges.
longer distances over fiber allows Silent Knight systems to offer more economical
and reliable fire protection to larger facilities such as warehouses and
factories, as well as for multi-building projects, including K-12 schools,
universities, corporate campuses, apartment buildings and assisted living
complexes. The fiber converter offers a great solution for adding smaller,
standalone buildings, such as maintenance sheds and guard shacks to a fire
alarm system over fiber too.
adaptable design elements of Silent Knight systems enable them to provide a
closer-fit to the fire protection needs of each facility, which can equal big
savings in parts and labor. This has a positive effect on recurring fees too.
Case-in-point, the costs associated with monitoring one control panel versus
many are much less.
in the design of its systems and minimization of wire has been a continued
focus for Silent Knight’s product development teams, says Loren Schreiber,
product marketing manager for Silent Knight.
always been unique with ‘distributed intelligence’ built into power supplies
and other s-bus devices to allow you to place them where needed, as opposed to home-running wire all
the way back to the main control,” Schreiber explains.
Knight’s complete portfolio of IntelliKnight products are non-proprietary and
sold through security equipment wholesalers throughout the U.S., which helps to
ensure competitive pricing and readily available parts. Visit www.silentknight.com
for more information on the SK-F485C Wire to Fiber Converter or contact a local
Silent Knight manager for a product demonstration.
and low-resolution images of the SK-F485C Wire to Fiber Converter and other
Silent Knight systems are available in the online image gallery.