Intelligent, Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection

FIREwave is a hybrid wireless based family of products which is fully integrated into Hochiki’s renowned ESP intelligent hardwired system. This seamless hybrid integration provides the user with maximum flexibility in configuring the system to meet the specific needs of the building into which it is to be deployed.

 

FIREwave employs the latest radio technology, providing a simple and economic hybrid wireless fire detection system installation with minimal disruption to the fabric of the building and its operation. Flexible and versatile, FIREwave is suited to a wide range of applications, matching the requirements of any building from busy hotels to sensitive heritage buildings.

 

FIREwave is the most flexible fire detection solution available that is simple to install and maintain, overcoming installation and maintenance challenges on the most demanding sites; advanced patented technology is used to achieve optimum performance.

Main Benefits of the FIREwave Range

 

Wireless


Patented Wireless Technology, utilising both a hard-wired fire detection system and 'cluster' of wireless detection

ESP Compatible


Fully integrated into Hohiki's renowned ESP intelligent hardwire system, providing maximum flexibility

Expandable


Offering a fully expandable and configurable system suitable to a wide range of applications

Simple Installation


Most flexible solution available that is easy to install, overcoming challenges on the most demading sites

 

Main Features of the FIREwave Range

Hybrid Wireless


A Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection System is one which utilises both a hard-wired fire detection system combined with 'cluusters' of wireless detection. Normally the wireless selections of the sysytem are introduced to overcome a specific site problem which prevents the use of traditional fire cabling such as unwanted site disruption, expense or other technical impracticabilities.

Robust & Secure


Communication between the Translator Module and devices is bi-directional and uses the 868Mhz frequency range. Automatic system adjustments, including channel hopping and signal amplification, are implemented to support the security and stability of communications

Expandable


Offering a fully expandable and configurable system suitable to a wide range of applications

Fully Intelligent


FIREwave is based on an advanced wireless communication protocol which facilitates the delivery of fully intelligent field device integration, allowing analogue values, device addresses and type codes to be transmitted to the system control panel

Loop Powered Translator

Powered directly from the detection loop, the FIREwave Translator module ensures a reliable and secure connection between the wireless field devices and the control equipment. each Translator Module can support up to 32 field devices via the proven wireless module

Monitored Batteries

All FIREwave devices are powered by standard lithium batteries which are both economical and environmentally friendly. All FIREwave batteries are monitored continually, and any low battery condition is automatically displayed at the control panel

Ideal for use in many environments

The FIREwave range is adaptable to a broad range of environments and applications. From small, to very large areas, the system can be designed to fit almost any particular environment.

  • Castles
  • Cathedrals
  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Remote Buildings
  • Asbestos sites
  • Temporary structures
  • Banks
  • Aesthetically sensitive interiors
  • Concrete structures
  • Historic / protected buildings
  • Prisons
  • Hotels
  • Offices

 

Sensors

Heat, Smoke & Multi

Compatible with Translator and Expander modules, the patented chamber ensures optimal sensitivity from all directions. The double dust trap provides the chamber with increased protection from airborne contamination and background illumination. Each sensor is fitted with a reed switch facility, allowing testing using a magnet.

Modules

Expander & Translator

The modules allow the use of fully intelligent radio (wireless) field devices alongside standard hard wired devices. Connection of up to 32 radio field devices to an addressable fire detection loop. The RSM-EXP Expander Module increases radio coverage of a FIREwave RSM-WTM Translator Module, allowing the use of the system in larger buildings and in difficult wireless environments. Multiple Expanders can be utilised in a micro cell structure to provide a solution to large, complex systems. Up to 7 Expander Modules may be configured to any one Translator Module forming a micro cell cluster.

Modules

Input & Output

These single channel modules provide a convenient and cost effective solution for monitoring and controlling third party equipment. The units are controllable from the Fire Control Panel via the cause and effect programming and offer the same level of flexibility as standard addressable modules. The units are mounted in protective IP65 housings for installing in hostile conditions and to enable the termination of fire protected cabling.

Call Points

The RSM-CP is a Wireless Resettable Manual Call Point which features a simulated glass front. When activated, a plastic ‘flag' is displayed in the window of the unit; the supplied key will reset the flag and unit. The unit is supplied with a back box.

Sounders

Audio and audio/visual variants available. The units feature 32 tone settings as standard with two volume settings allowing adjustment up to 92 dB(A) at 1 metre.