New 2GIG Smoke Heat Freeze Detectors Enable Early Detection and Decrease Nuisance Alarms

Using advanced detection algorithms and a sophisticated photo-electric optical sensor, the two new Detectors meet the new UL standards for the year 2021.

Enhancing safety and peace-of-mind for homeowners, Nortek Security & Control LLC has introduced two new 2GIG® Smoke Heat Freeze Detectors designed to detect fire issues earlier and recognize smoke from common synthetic materials to decrease nuisance alarms from everyday cooking. Both Detectors feature updated optical sensors and detection algorithms, with one adding encryption technology for more secure communication with the new 2GIG eSeries Security Panels.

“With synthetic materials so common in today’s homes, faster detection is essential,” said 2GIG Product Line Manager Susan Lin. “These new sensors have been designed to detect fire issues earlier, providing greater safety in the event of a fire, while also reducing the amount of cooking-related nuisance alarms that often cause homeowners to disable their smoke detectors.”

While traditional smoke detectors identify smoke and trigger an alarm when the smoke density has reached a specific level, the new 2GIG® Smoke Heat Freeze Detectors use advanced algorithms and a sophisticated optical chamber to recognize the difference between smoke particles created by synthetic materials and those resulting from normal cooking events. Thus, the alarm is triggered faster if smoke from common synthetics is detected, important because synthetic materials tend to burn faster.

“The new 2GIG Smoke Freeze Heat Detectors respond to the dangers posed by faster-burning synthetic materials,” Lin said. “They meet the new UL217 8th Edition standard by increasing responsiveness to the presence of smoldering and burning synthetic materials while decreasing nuisance alarms.”

The 2GIG Smoke Heat Freeze Detectors help monitor and report on excessive temperature and variations. A high-temperature alert is sent to the panel and the siren is triggered when the ambient temperature exceeds 134 ̊F. A Rate-of-Rise temperature alert is sent to the panel and siren is triggered when the ambient temperature is at 104 ̊ F and rises 15 ̊F or more in one minute, and a freeze warning is sent to the panel if the ambient temperature is below 40 ̊F for more than one minute.

For ordering:
2GIG-SMKT8-345 (standard 345 MHz transmitter)
2GIG-SMKT8E-345 (345 MHz with encryption)

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