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Product Release: Siemens Cerberus PRO and Desigo Fire Safety Portfolios
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – Siemens Building Technologies Division has announcedy the introduction of its new Cerberus™ PRO and Desigo™ Fire Safety portfolios—advanced fire system panels and smoke detectors for small to mid-size applications. Whether customers are seeking a fire system or an integrated fire safety solution from their local Siemens branch, or a turnkey fire system installed by a Siemens’ Authorized Distributor, Desigo Fire Safety and Cerberus PRO portfolios (respectively) provide facility owners and system specifiers comprehensive fire protection technology that guarantees immunity from false alarms.
Siemens fire protection systems are easy to operate and offer a complete range of panels, detectors and peripheral devices. All components have also been specifically engineered for interoperability, making system optimization simple and straightforward. Additionally, the flexibility and scalability of system components allow them to be easily adapted to meet new conditions such as a growing business or changes in building use. For example, if the function of a room changes the fire detectors can be easily reconfigured by changing the application-specific detection profile.
“Meeting current code and fire system design requirements is tough enough for building operators who need to ensure business continuity,” said Rich Lattanzi, vice president, Control Products and Systems for Siemens. “Even more challenging is the need to meet requirements cost effectively while planning for an often unknown future. These new systems offer inherent flexibility to adapt to future expansion or changing building use conditions. Our sophisticated multi-criteria detectors provide more than 20 pre-configured settings to adapt easily to changes in building use. We now offer dual smoke and CO detection, to meet standalone CO detection requirements with one device rather than two. And, our new remote viewing capabilities gives building operators faster and better insight into alarms, to improve their maintenance planning and budgeting.”
At the core of every fire safety system design is reliability. Siemens new detectors with ASAtechnology™ (Advanced Signal Analysis) detect fires as early as possible. The technology is also immune to deceptive phenomena, meaning false events will not trigger an alarm. Siemens detectors are so reliable the company offers a No False Alarm Guarantee. This means that in the unlikely event that a detector with ASAtechnology should trigger a false alarm Siemens pays for the fire call.
This technology is available in the new Siemens Cerberus PRO and Desigo Fire Safety portfolios, offering system designers and engineers:
• Flexible, cost-effective system planning—Siemens control panels are networkable and stay flexible for whatever the future holds. Should the building structure change, facility owners can easily answer new requirements by quickly and cost-effectively expanding the system. System technicians can connect up to 16 panels using peer-to-peer networking.
• Increasing fire safety with intelligent technology—Fire panels have an integrated degrade mode that is automatically activated to ensure system operation and notification in the event of a failure in another part of the system. Additionally, the system can be operated from any panel. In the case of an event, when every second counts, security staff or first responders can gain quick system access from the nearest panel.
• Answering changing fire safety needs—Siemens detectors can be easily adapted to actual fire detection needs. Siemens’ detectors with ASAtechnology have more than 20 application-specific detection profiles, dual optical sensors and can independently detect Carbon Monoxide (CO). This technology permits these detectors to be easily adapted to the current environmental conditions, avoid false alarms and respond quickly and reliably to fire, CO and other fire phenomena.
• Efficient serviceability—Both the Cerberus PRO and Desigo Fire Safety product lines offer real-time insight into system operation from a remote location with full system view. Remote support functions enhance service while reducing the number of site visits. Required on-site visits can be planned more effectively. Other features like planning tools, test equipment, and configuration tools also increase service efficiency.
For more information, please visit: www.usa.siemens.com/fire