Hyfire Wireless Fire Alarms
Hyfire is a groundbreaking wireless fire system from Sterling Safety Systems. At the heart of Hyfire is an intelligent loop-powered radio translator. This links the wireless sensors, sounders, cool points, and visual alarms to any existing Kentec or Advance fire system using Argus Protocol. Using advanced Radio technology, Hyfire offers a level of reliability and resilience that’s never been experienced before. With the flexibility to use both wired and wireless devices on a single site, installation is fast, convenient, and disruption is dramatically reduced.
Hyfire works around your needs. In heritage buildings, sometimes you simply can’t run cables without damaging the fabric of the building. Add to that, thick walls can cause problems for traditional wireless fire systems. Hyfire uses dynamic wireless technology. Each translator unit manages its own operation and can act as signal carriers, making sure the system can always communicate around unexpected obstacles. This means no cables, less fixing, and minimal damage; and even better, you can adapt the system easily as the needs of your building changes.
Fire Systems Ltd is a Hyfire Approved Premier Installer
Hyfire provides a quicker installation in hard to access areas. Where asbestos is a problem, Hyfire is the ideal solution. Its quick and easy installation means a lower risk of contamination and less disruption to your workflow. It can even simplify your building’s risk assessment.
Hyfire provides a perfect solution for temporary buildings. The system can be up and running in no time, meaning our industry-leading fire protection can be installed on construction sites well before it’s possible to begin fixing in a permanent, wired system. Hyfire integrates seamlessly with new and existing Argus Protocol wired systems. This allows you to broaden your building’s fire protection coverage across new extensions and refurbishments without wires, without disruption, and without changing your existing system. Combine the convenience of rapid installation and robust wireless coverage with the best fire detection and alarm system available on the market today and you get Hyfire: The power of fire detection without the wires.
Hyfire wire to wireless offers a convenient, yet reliable method for economically extending existing or new, hardwired intelligent fire detection systems. The system is particularly suitable for areas of high architectural sensitivity or where access is restricted. The wire free installation of components offers rapid installation and minimal disturbance to the surrounding.
Hyfire is based on a proven protocol and wireless technology derived from the European security industry. Conforming the European standard to prEN54:25, and operating on the European Frequency of 868 MHz. Its two way (bi-directional) communication provides the highest level of transmission security and reliability. The encrypted signal operates across 7 independent channels and with multidirectional antennae, signal corruption and fade are virtually eliminated.
All devices have a notional range of 500m in free air, but the system is supported by an expander module to enhance transmission strength in areas of difficult structural architecture. Hyfire components operate on freely available 3v standard lithium batteries, providing a 5 year life on the primary battery and a 6 month on the standby cell. Batteries are continually monitored and low battery conditions are automatically communicated to the central fire control panel.
Hyfire offers a complete programme of smoke detectors (compliant with EN54 Part 7) and ancillary devices including battery powered wall sounders. These devices integrate seamlessly onto the intelligent fire system loop wiring via a wire to wireless translator module. The translator facilitates the addition of up to 32 wireless devices (smoke sensors, sounders, input/output modules and manual call points). Multiple translators modules may be put on each intelligent loop. The translator allows for full sensor analogue values / fire and fault information and type ID’s to be transmitted to the existing fire control panel.
Programming of the Sagittarius system components is easily accomplished at either the loop translator module through an onboard keypad or remote PC.
System design and detector placement is greatly simplified, by an onboard bicolour LED, which indicates device status and communication strength. A comprehensive radio survey test tool is also available.
Sterling Safety Systems based in Warwickshire introduced the Hyfire product range of wireless fire alarm equipment back in 2002.They entered the UK market as a supplier of the equipment and today some fifteen years later and following a successful acquisition of a significant amount of shares of the company that manufacturers the equipment Argus Security, Sterling Safety Systems are now manufacturers as well as suppliers of the equipment.
This new platform has provided Sterling Safety Systems with greater control over the quality, direction and the new products coming onto the Hyfire range.Sterling Safety Systems under the Directorship of Mr Glen Jones has made the Hyfire range a global name in wireless fire alarms, in a relatively short space of time.
If you consider their main rivals Electro Detectors and EMS, both of these companies have been producing wireless systems for over forty years and had a dominant position in the marketplace. Back in 2002, the cost of wireless systems was very high due to their being only these two suppliers. This made supplying and installing a wireless system nearly impossible unless the site had no choice but to install wireless.
However, with the introduction of another supplier has proved to be the answer for many fire alarm installers. The Hyfire range is reasonably priced reliable, good quality and compliant with the Radio Fire Alarm Code EN54-25.Sterling Safety Systems business model is to have regional sales managers throughout the country that work in partnership with fire alarm companies. These selected companies receive training, support and authorised to supply and install their equipment. There is no charge for the training, unlike EMS, who are currently charging companies to attend their training course.
The Hyfire range works on an open protocol panel and offers a hybrid solution, offering both wired and wireless devices on the same system. Furthermore, the Hyfire range was the only wireless fire alarm system that came to the market fully compliant to EN54-25, and therefore, did not have to make any amendment to their products to gain certification. Fire Systems Ltd, is proud to say, that we have been supplying and installing the Hyfire range of wireless equipment since 2005, have installed hundreds of their systems and have an excellent working relationship with the company and staff.
To obtain the maximum levels of dependability and overall performance from wireless field equipment which have a similar appearance and functionality of very best cabled products, Hyfire depends on some highly developed and copyrighted technologies. To conform with the most recent European Standard (EN54: Part 25:2008) communication involving the Translator Units and equipment is Multi-directional and makes use of the authorized 868MHz frequency.
The wireless system retains the security and reliability of transmission employing a collection of automatic system modifications which includes channel jumping, amplitude realignment and drift balancing.
The enhanced Radio transmission protocol permits the alarm system to provide completely intelligent site device implementation and enables analogue levels, fire and fault data, unit addresses and sort codes to be carried to the fire alarm control panel.
All devices within the Hyfire range are run by regular lithium batteries that are inexpensive and kind to the environment. Battery lifespan of up to five years should be expected from the first cell along with an additional two months from the second cell. All battery cells are always supervised for a declining battery problem that is then highlighted on the display on the control equipment.
Practically every installation has its challenging aspects, these might range from a delicate and decorative ballroom ceiling, contaminated asbestos structure or a remote security booth without any cable accessibility.
The Hyfire wireless fire alarm system offers an easy approach to many of these installation difficulties. The hybrid methodology enables the alarm system designer to determine the amount and which areas the fire alarm needs to be cabled and which areas wireless, allowing the completed alternative the most affordable and pragmatic. In areas where the site’s architecture or building usage prohibits cabling, this situation can be resolved using a Hyfire completely wireless system.
The Hyfire selection of intelligent addressable Translator and Expander Units are at the centre of the alarm system’s wireless communication. Implementing well established radio, wireless technology and wavelengths along with a complex orthogonal aerial structure the Translator Unit guarantees a dependable and reliable communication pathway between the input and output devices and the fire alarm control equipment. Translator Units are energized from the control panel detection loop and can be obtained in Argus protocol.
The purpose of the Expander Modules is to enhance the transmitted signal when communicating with the Translator Module that is out of range, making it possible for the design of radio wireless systems of practically any size.
When communicating with a wireless alarm system, having a protocol that is unsupported, or to conventional fire alarm system, a specific user interface is obtainable which enables an interface connection to both detectors and alarm output devices.
High-quality training and assistance ensures the effective delivery of any high quality life protection system. This is especially significant as alarm systems get technically more advanced. Training of the highest standard will certainly reduce the commissioning time, cut down having to return to site as well as leaving the customer having a a sense confidence in both the fire alarm system and wireless specialist involved.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t matter how well qualified an installer is, there will come an occasion when they will require some assistance and support. Our technical support team will be readily available for guidance and assistance, making sure you take full advantage of our exceptional and innovative products.