Filtered Relevance

It’s difficult to be in a public place these days without overhearing someone talking on their cell phone. Of course, very little of what we overhear – intentionally or not – has any relevance to us. So when we listen, our brains act like a natural filter, sifting the irrelevant information from the important details.

When it comes to making appropriate decisions about fire notification and suppression, the best detection systems need to perform a similar type of filtering. That’s because if a fire system is activated due to a nuisance condition such as dust, it can be incredibly costly and even dangerous for the facility being protected. This is especially true for businesses with mission-critical facilities and processes that depend on high-sensitivity, very early warning detection of fires to protect people, processes, and equipment.

Fortunately, businesses can take advantage of the FAAST Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology® from System Sensor.

FAAST combines patented air sample filtration and unique Dual Vision sensing technology to deliver high sensitivity, very early warning smoke detection with enhanced immunity to nuisance particulate. This enables FAAST to provide incipient fire detection without creating costly downtime or other problems from nuisance alarms.

Over the next couple of issues of LifeSafety, we’ll explore how new innovations in aspirating smoke detection, like increased nuisance immunity, can impact common applications and open up a wider range of applications for the technology.

System Sensor’s other intelligent detection systems, including the Advanced Multi-Criteria Fire Detector and the InnovairFlex™ duct smoke detector, are also sensitive and effective at providing highly accurate early warning of fires.

Which system is best? That depends on the application. Feel free to call System Sensor or visit, and we’ll help you filter through the choices.

By David George,
Director of Communications, System Sensor

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