Tyco Fire Protection Products announces plans to release their Vigilant Generation 6 fire detectors in every Pantone shade in Australian and New Zealand markets.

Available until now in a limited range of colours, fire detectors left very little room for creative integration into modern design solutions. To be launched in every Pantone shade, the new Vigilant Generation 6 fire detectors will provide architects, consultants and designers the creative latitude to integrate fire protection into any project’s colour scheme as an attractive feature or a discreet addition. Architects and designers can now customise OH&S requirements into designs, rather than having to work around them. 

Vigilant Generation 6 fire detectors also include several functional improvements including using infrared technology with remote programming capabilities designed for faster commissioning and troubleshooting, saving users valuable time and money and helping to reduce workplace safety risks. An industry changer from design, construction and safety perspectives, Tyco’s Gen 6 fire detectors are equipped with a continuous receptive self-monitoring system, a short circuit line isolator and multifunction LED indicators that will inform the user if a detector is out of commission.

An easy-to-use portable handheld device, the wireless 850 Engineering Management Tool (EMT) based on advanced two-way infrared technology enables the detectors to be efficiently configured and tested, eliminating the need for employees to climb ladders to complete the process. This tool simplifies commissioning and post-installation servicing and testing. Detectors can be installed and commissioned using the system’s unique Time Saver Mount even before a ceiling is complete.

The forward and backward capability of Generation 6 models allows users to save on expensive upgrades, ensuring product longevity and lower overall lifetime cost while eliminating the need to replace entire systems.

Generation 6 fire detectors also deliver a longer and more reliable service life, remaining fully operational for 22.5 years instead of the previous ten-year service. An advanced optical chamber seeks to deliver the longest service life possible while maintaining the correct level of sensitivity and raising the alarm threshold as the device ages over time.