Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology
The latest innovation in fire alarm technology, SWIFT is a Class A, commercial wireless fire detection system using a robust, self healing mesh technology for a stronger, more reliable network. SWIFT sensors detect fire, just like their wired counterparts, while providing installation flexibility in a wireless format.
SWIFT devices provide 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. A SWIFT wireless system can use any combination of modules, smoke and/or heat detectors. In addition, both wired and wireless devices can be present on the same FACP providing an integrated wired-wireless solution for increased installation potential.
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, then the rest of the devices can still directly communicate with each other or through one or more intermediate devices.
The SWIFT system is designed to work with an intelligent FACP, a wireless gateway (VW-GATE), user interface (VW-DIS-D), annunciator (ANN-80-W), and the wireless devices (detectors and module). The W-USB is a wireless transmitter which aids in the site survey, mesh formation, and diagnostics of the system. However, it is an optional component.
SWIFT detectors works with E3 Series and S3 Series panels. A system can have up to 50 devices per gateway, including the gateway itself and UI driver, in any combination of detectors and modules. However, each device uses one address on the panel, so address capacity cannot exceed the panel limits. In addition, the gateway uses 3 addresses and the UI driver uses 1 address.
Device spacing follows NFPA guidelines for the application. If signal strength is low, then an additional module or detector can be installed that will act as a repeater. Modules are typically preferred for use as repeaters, since detectors require additional maintenance per NFPA standards.
The SWIFT devices are UL listed in compliance with UL 268, UL 864 and part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission rules.