Cooper Lighting and Security has introduced an innovative and patented series of JSB fire detectors that provide new self-test functionality. In the event of a fault, the detectors trigger both a visual alert and a signal to the fire panel, which allows customers to respond more quickly to potential danger.
The new JSB Self-Check detectors increase safety levels by providing an immediate warning of any malfunction rather than being discovered during scheduled system maintenance.
Modern fire-alarm panels monitor detectors linked to the system, with monitor circuits designed only to check that detectors are installed and the wiring is intact. These detectors do not check if the detectors are actually working.
Cooper’s new JSB fire detectors constantly check background smoke/heat readings to ensure that sensing elements are fully functional. If a detector develops a fault – even if it completely ceases to function – a failsafe alarm circuit triggers a fault warning to the control panel, alerting the system user to the need for maintenance.
The new detectors feature an integral bi-colour LED status indicator with 360 degree visibility, which illuminates to amber in the event of an internal fault.