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Northford, Conn. — Nov. 6, 2014 – Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell announced that its Lite-Connect solution has earned a Campus Safety BEST Award for centralizing the reporting of multiple fire alarm control panels for cost-savings and added electrical protection.
The honor is bestowed upon superior safety products for hospital, school, and university facilities by Campus Safety magazine.
Lite-Connect allows multi-mode fiber optic cable to join as many as 16 remote Fire-Lite Alarms fire alarm control panels together to report all systems’ signals to a central monitoring station as one.
Multi-building campus applications can benefit most from the significant cost savings this centralized reporting method provides through the elimination of one or two telecommunication lines per fire panel.
The use of multi-mode fiber optic cable with Lite-Connect between fire alarm control panels offers more robust protection from common ground faults, and other electrical surges, many times caused by lightning strikes. Fiber optic cable also allows more fire alarm information on the actual point or zone involved in all events to be reported, allowing for a more informed response.
“Aside from the added protection and monetary savings that Lite-Connect offers, schools, apartment buildings, and retail shops really benefit because it’s non-proprietary,” said Richard Conner, director of marketing, Fire-Lite Alarms. “It’s readily available on the market and any fire alarm dealer of their choosing can install it.”
The Campus Safety BEST Awards winning entries were chosen from an exclusive group of products deemed most noteworthy by a panel of accomplished leaders in the security industry. Criteria included innovation, functionality, and benefits to the end user.