New Silent Knight 6000 Series now available through Delco Alarm Systems
For more than two decades, Delco Alarm Systems has been providing top-of-the-line Silent Knight Fire Alarm Systems to our customers. Now we are pleased to announce the newest series of fire alarm panels available from Silent Knight, the 6000 Series.
These new panels give our customers a wider range of capabilities, from 100 to 1,100 points allowing for greater flexibility and larger installs.
Using a designated panel as common communicator, the 6000 series can link up to 17 separate panels through a fiber optic network. This gives our customers the convenience of single-point visibility for critical system information.
The 6000 Series also offers built-in IP/Pots communication, with an option for a cellular communicator side card. This technology uses internet or cell communication, giving our customers the ability to eliminate the need for two separate phone lines.
The 6000 Series also uses a new Emergency Voice System Panel, which combines fire and an emergency mass notification system which is housed in a single panel. The panel meets stringent government requirements for mass notification as described in UL 2572.
The new systems also have built-in support for SWIFT wireless detection, eliminating costly wiring. The SWIFT devices create their own self-healing mesh network and operate using CR123 batteries, which last between three and five years.
The systems sold by Silent Knight, part of Honeywell’s Fire Group, are non-proprietary. Michael Gaffney, Life Safety and Compliance Officer at Widener University, sees this as a major advantage.
“Most of the systems we’ve used from other manufacturers are proprietary,” he said. “If something happens tomorrow and we decide not to use our current service provider, I can go to another Silent Knight authorized company for service. I am not locked into one service company.”
Gaffney said Silent Knight systems are standard at Widener University’s three campuses.
Joe Cliffe is the systems designer and project coordinator for Delco Alarm Systems, the installer Widener uses. Cliffe said approximately 98 percent of the systems his company installs are Silent Knight systems.
“During my term as Fire Commissioner/Fire Marshal for the City of Chester, I had the opportunity to inspect and test many fire alarm systems. Of all of those systems, I always found the Silent Knight panels to be one of the most reliable panels in use within my jurisdiction.”