SWIFT® wireless detectors are intelligent (addressable) detectors which provide secure, reliable communication to the Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) across a Class A mesh network. Wireless detectors create an opportunity for applications where it is costly (concrete walls/ceilings, buried wires), obtrusive (surface mount conduit), or possibly dangerous (asbestos) to use traditional wired devices. In addition, both wired and wireless devices can be present on the same FACP providing an integrated wiredwireless solution for increased installation potential.
The SWIFT detection line includes a photoelectric, photo/thermal, standard fixed heat, and rate-of-rise heat detectors. The photoelectric detectors transmit a digital representation of smoke density through a wireless mesh to a gateway and on to a FACP. The photo/thermal detectors combine a photoelectric chamber and a 135°F fixed temperature heat detector. The fixed heat detector and rate-of-rise detectors utilize sensors designed for open area protection with 50 foot spacing capability as approved by UL 521.
All sensors offer addressable code wheels and two LEDs. The LEDs are controlled by the panels. Operation modes include red, green, and amber colors with various solid or blink patterns.
The mesh network within the SWIFT system creates a child-parent relationship between the devices so that each device has two parents providing a second path for communications on every device. If one device can no longer operate for any reason, the rest of the devices can still communicate with each other, directly or through one or more intermediate devices.
The SWIFT system also engages frequency hopping to prevent system interference whether intentional or accidental.
The devices communicate across the mesh network through a gateway to the FACP. The FACP views the SWIFT wireless device and another addressable device on the system providing similar detection functions and outputs as a wired counterpart. In addition, both wired and wireless devices can be present on the same FACP to meet the needs of a given application. A SWIFT wireless system can use any combination of modules, smoke and heat detectors, pullstations, and A/V bases.