Honeywell Fire Detection and Alarm Systems For Philippine Commercial and Industrial Businesses

When it comes to manufacturing and packaging businesses where high-voltage machines are properly utilized, fire detection and alarm systems in the Philippines are a necessity. Not only will it be expensive to remodel a burnt floor or building, the lives of your employees are also at stake. Moreover, machinery left unchecked can cause fire and spread from one building to another. This may result in possible casualties and destruction of nearby establishments. 

Fire threats and risks can be prevented by fire detection and alarm systems in the Philippines. Employees will promptly be alerted to evacuate the premises if an area in the infrastructure starts burning. With this, contacting the fire department for a rescue will be quicker because the employees have been informed of the incident. 

The most common causes of commercial fires involve appliances, machines or equipment malfunctions and human error. While human error is inevitable, informing the workers of safe handling and measures as well as an efficient fire and detection alarm systems can prevent a fire from starting and minimize the chances of a fire from spreading. 

High-Quality And Efficient Honeywell Silent Knight FDAS Products Suitable For Commercial And Industrial Businesses

There are a lot of considerations to make before finally choosing a fire alarm and detection system in the Philippines suitable to the requirements of your business. 

  1. Consider the size and layout of the infrastructure to provide full coverage of the business’ premises. 
  2. Identify and assess fire threats to find out the number of inputs that should be connected to the control panel. 
  3. Determine the features of the alarm. It should be able to alert and inform the building occupants of the fire risks. 

Here are some of the best control panels, devices, fire alarm and detection systems in the Philippines you must invest in. 

Fire Alarm Control Panels and Devices

The fire alarm control panel receives status from other devices designed to detect and report fires. In simpler terms, in the event of a fire starting, a signal is sent to the panel once smoke and heat gets detected by detector devices, the hand-activated switch is pulled, or when a manual call point is performed. 

Honeywell Silent Knight offers a wide variety of addressable and conventional fire alarm control panels. An addressable fire alarm and detection system in the Philippines consist of a series of fire detectors devices that are connected to an addressable control panel. 

Each detector and device has its own unique address to easily locate the detector that was triggered. However, conventional fire alarm and detection systems do not have the capability to track the location of the detector that was sent off. Instead, wiring the building’s premises into zones will deliver a general status of where the fire is. 

There are three addressable fire alarm control panels included in the product line: the 6700, 6808, and 6820 control panels. Each one varies in size and capability to cater to different needs and requirements. 

All models have four user-programmable buttons to minimize routine tasks: a 6860 remote annunciator that connects up to 17 panels on the site. The only difference between the three fire alarm control panels is the point capacity. The 6700 is capable of providing up to 100 points and 6808 with up to 198 points to satisfy smaller installations while the 6820, a total of 1,100 points for enhanced design flexibility. 

SK-5208, SK-2, and SK-4 are the models on the product line under the conventional fire alarm control panel. All models use the latest in microprocessor technology. The SK-5208 conventional alarm control panel offers 10 to 30 zone initiation. 

The other two control panels, SK-2 and SK-4, are suited for small to medium-sized commercial and industrial infrastructures. SK-2 is a two-zoned conventional FACP and SK-4 is a four-zoned conventional FACP. 


Annunciators basically mimic the fire alarm control panels and provide system status indicators including alarm, supervisory, and other trouble conditions. 

There are four annunciator models offered by Honeywell Silent Knight to aid fire alarm and detection systems in the Philippines to perform efficiently, namely 6860, 6855, 5860/5860R remote annunciators, 5865-3 and 5865-4 LED fire annunciators. 

6860/6855 Remote annunciators

The flush-mounted or surface-mounted 6860 and 6855 remote annunciators are compact and can accommodate wiring lengths of up to 6,000 feet. These annunciators have back-lit LCD displays. It can accommodate 160 and 80 characters to provide ample space for messaging. 

Both units have onboard piezo sounders that audibly prompt the operator immediately. For ease of monitoring and responding to status changes, there are five status LEDs for alarm, supervisory, silence and AC power indicators. 

5860/5860R Remote annunciator

The UL-listed 5860 and 5860R models are LCD remote annunciators that are compatible with Silent Knight addressable fire alarm control panels. The models only differ in color. For aesthetic purposes, the 5860 model is gray, and the 5860R is red. 

Their main features include an 80-character back-lit LCD display with audible feedback. Up to eight remote annunciators are allowed to be installed per fire alarm control panel. Similar to the 6860 and 6855, the 5860 models can accommodate up to 6,000-foot long wiring for flexibility.

To summarize, the greatest benefit of a fire alarm annunciator is it displays the exact device that is alarming for an efficient and faster location of malfunctioning devices and emergencies. 

Fire Communicators

Honeywell fire communicators are integrated directly with Silent Knight 6000 Series panels. They can be mounted 6,000 feet away from the FACP for flexible positioning in order to receive a better cellular signal. 

There are two models of Honeywell fire communicators available: LTE fire communicator and Digital fire communicator. In the Philippines, fire detection and alarm systems used for businesses either install LTE or Digital communicators. 

LTE fire communicators

LTE fire communicators are compatible with local telcos. It provides single or dual path transmission to three reporting paths: LTE cellular, IP or IP primary. The digital fire communicator is a six-zone communicator that can stand alone. For remote reporting through the Internet, a VisorAlarm receiver unit is required in the central station where it mounts next to the FACP. 

Digital fire communicators

Fire communicator models include the Slave Digital Alarm Communicator and the Fire-Watch under the Fire-Lite Alarms series. The UL recognized 411/411UD Slave Digital Alarm Communicator comprises of three 411 or four 411UD monitoring channels. 

Inputs that can be programmed by the communicator to monitor the host control panel include fire alarm, fire trouble, fire supervisory, process monitoring, AC power loss, security alarm, and other non-fire events. 

The stand-alone Slave Digital Alarm Communicator 411UDAC Fire-Watch is designed to provide four channels that accept open devices including waterflow devices, detectors and pull stations. In order to transfer to an off-site central station monitoring facility, the 411UDC is the most cost-effective solution. 

Addressable Devices: SWIFT Wireless

SWIFT or Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology devices are seamlessly integrated with installations. It is ideal for hard-to-wire locations and buildings where new wiring, retrofitting and temporary applications are prohibited. Products with SWIFT include photoelectric, photo/thermal, fixed heat, and raise-of-rise heat detectors, pull stations, an audible visible (AV), and monitor and sync modules. 

SWIFT photoelectric smoke detectors comprise a chamber that covers an open area. The thermal sensors on the smoke detector will be alarmed at a fixed temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. SWIFT heat detectors use a state-of-the-art thermistor sensing circuit for quicker response. It detects a fixed temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pull stations are activated to initiate an alarm system. The most reliable pull station yet, the Fire-Lite SWIFT addressable pull station is a manual pull station that communicates to the FACP through the SWIFT mesh network and gateway. Operating the SWIFT pull station is made easy with a push in or pull down handle. The handle latches in the down position to clearly indicate that the station has been operated on. The word “ACTIVATED” also appears to be on top of the pull lever to indicate operation. 

Acquire the Best Honeywell Fire Detection Systems in the Philippines for Your Business With Trans-Tech Philippines Systems Corporation

More often than not, malfunctioning equipment is a result of human error. While such errors may be inevitable, one efficient way to promote safety to employees, as well as infrastructure, is to install a fire prevention system with the help of electrical contractors in the Philippines.

Choose from a wide variety of Honeywell Silent Knight fire alarm and detection system parts like fire communicators, annunciators, and control panels and devices. For ease of accessibility, opt to acquire Honeywell SWIFT addressable detectors and pull stations. 

Besides the fact that adopting fire detection and alarm systems in the Philippines is a legal requirement mandated and regulated by the local government to create a safe working environment, it is also arguably one of the most important investment businesses can make. Allocating funds for your alarm system means you are protecting your assets and investments. 

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