9/3/2013<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
Silent Knight Expands Hands-On Trainings To Include Mass Notification And CO Detection
More Course Dates and Locations Announced; Basic and Advanced Courses Offer Continuing Education Credits
NORTHFORD, Conn. - Silent Knight by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announces its nationwide series of fire alarm training courses have been expanded to cover the new IntelliKnight 5820XL-EVS mass notification system and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detection capabilities. A new schedule
of dates and locations is now available for Silent Knight’s basic Fire Drill course, and its more advanced Tech Ed course. Both courses offer participants certificates of completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Demands for more training on the 5820XL-EVS mass notification system and CO detection have continued to increase due to recent events and the passing of stricter codes on the state level, says Shawn Burke, training supervisor, Silent Knight.
“We’ve always had the capability to evacuate people out of buildings. Now with mass notification, we can override that signal to provide real-time instructions to help occupants better protect themselves from things like tornadoes and intruder attacks,” says Burke. “Addressable CO detection is another hot topic many ask about because more and more states are requiring it.”
The one-day Fire Drill course provides a basic introduction to fire alarm systems and the IntelliKnight product line from Silent Knight, including fire alarm control panels and devices. New to Fire Drill is an overview of Silent Knight’s IntelliKnight 5820XL-EVS Emergency Voice System, which combines both fire alarm and mass notification into one package, in addition to CO detection offerings. Technicians, sales people and other individuals that are new to the fire alarm industry are encouraged to take this free course.
The Tech Ed course is two days devoted to the features, installation and programming of IntelliKnight systems. In addition to the 5820XL-EVS mass notification system and CO detection, this hands-on training covers a wide breadth of IntelliKnight control panels, modules, power supplies, dialers and IP communications. Tech Ed is specifically designed to educate seasoned technicians that require more comprehensive technical training.
A full schedule of new course locations, and dates through to the end of 2013 is now available on www.silentknight.com. Silent Knight’s complete portfolio of IntelliKnight products are non-proprietary and sold through security equipment distributors throughout the U.S., which ensures competitive pricing and readily available parts.