Product highlight description
ONYX Series Intelligent fire alarm control panels can be engineered to fit the unique fire protection needs of your facility, whatever it may be, and offer seamless scalability with the NOTI-FIRE-NET fire alarm network. For installations requiring voice evacuation, there’s the ONYX Digital Voice Command offering custom voice messaging and multi-channel audio.
How is it designed
After the fire protection goals are established - usually by referencing the minimum levels of protection mandated by the appropriate model building code, insurance agencies, and other authorities - the fire alarm designer undertakes to detail specific components, arrangements, and interfaces necessary to accomplish these goals. Equipment specifically manufactured for these purposes are selected and standardized installation methods are anticipated during the design. In CANADA, The National Fire Alarm Code is an established and widely used installation standard.
How it works
- The Fire Alarm panel is the component, the hub of the system monitoring inputs and system integrity, control outputs and relays information.
- Primary Power supply: Commonly the non-switched 120 Volt Alternating Current source supplied from a commercial power utility. In non-residential applications, a branch circuit is dedicated to the fire alarm system and its constituents. "Dedicated branch circuits" should not be confused with "Individual branch circuits" which supply energy to a single appliance.
- Secondary (backup) Power supplies: This component commonly sealed, lead-acid storage batteries or other emergency sources including generators, is used to supply energy in the event of a primary power failure.
- Initiating Devices: This component acts as input to the fire alarm control unit and are either manually or automatically activated.