Fire & Life Safety
Air-sampling detector offers fast, precise smoke sensing

NOTIFIER by Honeywell introduces a unique detector designed to meet the challenges of sensing smoke in harsh environments, hard-to-reach areas or locations where the smoke detector must be mounted outside of the protected space.

April 21, 2014
By Staff

Its combination of aspiration air sampling technology with addressable spot detection makes the new XAS Smoke Detector ideal for correctional facilities, elevator shafts, MRI rooms, Hydro Vaults, HVAC ducts and more.

By continuously sampling air from the protected space through a pipe network, the XAS Detector rapidly senses the slightest traces of smoke. Its filtering process and scan of incipient fire signatures verifies the presence of real smoke, thereby diminishing the occurrence of nuisance alarms.

“We’ve married the best features of aspiration detection and your typical spot detectors together to provide an affordable solution to serve a variety of difficult applications,” said Howard Diamond, national sales manager for NOTIFIER Canada. “This solves a lot of device location problems, and does a much better job of detecting smoke and avoiding nuisance alarms within dirty environments or high air flow areas.”
XAS Smoke Detectors can be placed in accessible locations, making them easy to install, service and test. Only the sampling pipes reach into inaccessible areas, such as restricted security spaces, elevator shafts, transformer vaults, concealed roof and floor spaces, MRI rooms, closed-off laboratory spaces, prison cells, and all types of HVAC ductwork.
As part of NOTIFIER’s ONYX Advanced Detection line, the XAS Smoke Detector enables NOTIFIER fire alarm systems to offer more comprehensive solutions to fit the individual fire protection needs of virtually any facility or multi-building campus. The XAS Smoke Detector’s ULC listing ensures it meets the high performance standards of a nationally recognized life safety systems testing agency and is code compliant.