Luminite Electronics, manufacturer of wireless and hardwired PIR detectors, has been enjoying success with the launch of their ALERTEX wireless critical alert systems. ALERTEX Fire Alert is specifically aimed at construction sites which, by law, must have a visual AND audible alert to fire.
But how do installers and builders protect part built houses or offices on a site? ALERTEX heat and smoke detectors have been specially designed to work with the ALERTEX Fire Alert system on evolving construction sites. When heat or smoke triggers a detector within a part built construction, the whole site will be alerted via ALERTEX units, both audibly and visually using our proven wireless mesh protocol.
The detectors have a transmission range of 100m and the ALERTEX call points and sounders have a one kilometre range and so in this scenario heat and smoke detectors would be placed in the part build with a ALERTEX unit close by. Once triggered, all other ALERTEX units on the site would be activated.
All ALERTEX units are battery powered, heat and smoke detectors have a 10 year battery life and other ALERTEX call points 3 years. The systems are portable and quick and easy to install with no civil works or cabling required.
Both detectors comply with European regulations. The smoke detectors are approved to EN15604:2005 standard and the heat detectors conform to BS5446-2:2003 standard.
By adding a masthead receiver to the ALERTEX system, one central location can monitor and control the alerts and re-set the system after activation via a PC app. The email function of the ALERTEX PC app allows for a notification to be sent to up to three email addresses or groups to identify an activated unit or maintenance issue.
Each ALERTEX alert unit has an input and output and can be connected to a variety of access control points including turnstiles, areas with restricted access, as well as fire doors, which in the event of fire, can be opened to allow rapid evacuation.
Graham Creek, Managing Director of Luminite Electronics commented ‘The protection of part builds and timber frames buildings in general was high on our list of priorities when we designed the ALERTEX Fire Alert system and these specially adapted heat and smoke detectors give all those concerned with construction site safety peace of mind.’