Aico launches new Multi-Sensor: an evolution in total fire response
Published: 9 November 2015 - Lisa Peake
Aico has launched the new Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm. The Multi-Sensor Ei2110e contains two sensor types, optical and heat. Between them they are capable of detecting all fire types, providing a total fire response.
The Multi-Sensor fire alarm uses these dual sensors to constantly monitor smoke and heat levels, sending and receiving information via its intelligent detection software. It is this sensor information that alters the alarm’s sensitivity and trigger points, automatically providing the best response to all fire types and reduces potential false alarms.
The Optical sensor is housed in a cylindrical chamber, which has a bonded protective mesh to keep out potential contaminates such as dust and insects whilst still allowing the free flow of smoke. Additionally, the Multi-Sensor has a unique self-monitoring dust compensation mechanism incorporated into its software. The sensor self-monitors minute changes in dust levels, recalibrating the alarm trigger point as required. This reduces the number of false alarms, maintenance costs and makes them ideal for alarms sited in difficult to access areas.
Aico’s AudioLINK technology has also been incorporated into this alarm, which allows you to extract real time data from the Alarm using the sounder directly to a smartphone or tablet via an App to create an Alarm Status Report.
The new Multi-Sensor Ei2110e has been completely redesigned with a clean, sleek, slimline modern look, in line with the recent launch of Aico’s 160e Series, the Ei208 CO Alarm Series and range of alarm accessories, including the Ei450 Alarm Controller. It retains the same easi-fit footprint as its predecessor, making it simple to upgrade from previous Aico alarms.
The Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm now comes with a plug in RadioLINK+ module negating the need for a separate RadioLINK base. The Ei100MRF RadioLINK+ module simply slots into the alarm and is automatically activated ready to be House Coded in with the rest of the system. Such a design saves on installation time and reduces associated costs. With the introduction of the RadioLINK+ module, the House Coding slot has now been moved onto the actual alarm making it easy to access and use, enabling all the alarms to be House Coded in situ.
RadioLINK+ has an enhanced self-monitoring function that recognises system tampering or alarm head removal. Each alarm in the system has the ability to identify the alarm with the strongest Radio Frequency (RF) signal and automatically pair with it. At regular intervals, these paired alarms communicate with each other so that if one alarm is removed from its base the other will acknowledge the lack of response with an indicator light and log this in its memory, even if the missing alarm is replaced. It can also send an ‘Alarm Removed’ signal when connected to an Ei414 Fire/CO Alarm Interface and third party device e.g. Warden Call or other monitoring systems.
These mains powered alarms come with 10 year rechargeable Lithium cells to provide over six month’s back-up in the event of a mains failure.
Source: Electrical Engineering