Blue Springs, Mo., January 16, 2014 – Fike has received the City of Chicago approval for high rise applications for its CyberCat 1016 and 254 control systems. These UL- and FM-approved fire alarm control panels were first accepted for Class I and Class II applications within the City of Chicago in 2009. This new approval allows for equipment use in high-rise applications (above 80 feet) where two-way voice communications are required.
“For more than 50 years, Fike has dedicated itself to developing industry-leading fire detection and suppression solutions,” said Bill MacDonald, Director, Business Development, Fike’s Facilities Protection Group. “This approval highlights the importance Fike places on continually creating innovative, code compliant solutions for diverse and demanding applications.”
Important to the City of Chicago approval, Fike’s integrated CyberCat fire alarm/voice system has a built in back-up amplifier integrated with their existing amplifier meaning true critical component redundancy is achieved for a fraction of the cost of installing a complete back-up voice amplifier.
“The City of Chicago recognizes the compliance of the intelligent CyberCat systems which offers detection and protection solutions to buildings eighty feet above grade according to the fire protection standard,” said Kevin Montgomery, Fike Global Product Manager, Alarm Systems.
This additional approval represents the potential for greater fire detection and protection in high rise buildings as well as an opportunity for Fike distributors servicing the Chicago area to offer cost effective, code compliant solutions that can save lives and valuable resources.
The CyberCat system offers true peer-to-peer technology, meaning devices not only communicate up-to-the-second information to the control panel, but can also communicate with each other for a faster reaction time. Each device is capable of generating highly accurate and detailed information regarding a fire’s location. Easy to install in new or retrofit applications, CyberCat is ideal for any size occupied space.
Fike Corporation was founded in 1945 and currently has more than 1,000 employees worldwide. Its global headquarters are located in Blue Springs, Mo, USA, and has operations in 13 countries. Fike is a global leader of innovative safety solutions that protect people and critical assets from dangers such as fire, explosion and over-pressurization through its complete line of proven, reliable products.