Hot Startup for Fire / Intrusion Integration

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jun 17, 2014

A startup claims to have orders pouring in for a novel solution to integrate firm alarm monitoring with one's intrusion system. 

The benefit? Fire monitoring for no additional monthly cost and by adding a single sensor to the panel. How does it work, and is it better than the alternatives? We take a look in this note.

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*** *******? **** ********** *** ** ********** ******* **** *** by ****** * ****** ****** ** *** *****. *** **** it ****, *** ** ** ****** **** *** ************? ** take * **** ** **** ****.

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Product ********

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The ***** ***********

***** *********** ****** * ********* ********* ****** (****** ** **** houses) ** **** ******* *** **** ******* ******* ***** ***** detectors *** **** ** ***** ******** *****-***** ******* ******* ******* (also **** ******). 

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*****: ******'* ****** ** ********* *********/******** *************** ~$**, ** ****** **** *** ************ **** ******** ** a ********.

Tech *******

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***** **** ***** ********* *** *** ********* ** ** ***** panel, **** *** ************** ** ***** ******** ** *****.  **** common ***** ** ********* **** ***** ** ***** ******* ** the **** *****. **** **** ** *** ****, * ****** FireFighter *** ** ********* **** * ***** ********, *** *** entire ******** ** ******* ******* ** *** ***** ************: 

 

*******, *** *********** ** ******* *********, *** ********* ****** ****** use ******** ***** **** *** **** *******. ***** ********* **** use ******/******** ************ **** *** ****. **** ***** **** ****** **** ***** **** *** ** **** ** *** *** ******.

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************?

********* ***** ********* *** ******** *********, ********* ** *** ***** types:

  • ***** ********* *******: ***** ********* *** ********* ** ******/******* ** hardwired ***********, *** *** ****** ** ******* ***** * ******** is ******* *********** *** ** ****** ***** **** ** ******** and ******** ********.
  • ******** **************/*********** *******: ** **** ******** *****, *** **** ** new ************, ******** (******* *******) ******* *** **** ************* ********** a ********. **** ** *** **** ****** ******, ******* ************ does *** ******* *** ********** ** ***** *****. 

** ****** ****, *** **** ** *** ****** ****** **** ~$100 *** * ****** **** ** $*** ** **** *** a ******* *****. ** *******, *********** ** **** ********* *** more ***** ********* *** **** ** * ********, *********** ******** no ******* *** * ****** **** ********* ** ********* *** a ***** *********.

 

 

Comments (18)

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