BS5839-6 Hush Buttons

A typical Hush Button installation 01942 322744 01942 829867 Designed to work with widely available open protocol analogue fire alarm systems, C-TEC’s latest innovation gives fire alarm installers a unique opportunity to enter the lucrative and rapidly expanding HMO marketplace. According to BS 5839 part 6 (the code of practice for fire alarm systems in dwellings) around 80% of all UK fire deaths and injuries occur in dwellings. Nowhere is the risk greater than in houses of multiple occupation where a fire in one ‘dwelling’ can quickly spread to another. C-TEC’s Hush Button solution meets and exceeds the requirements of BS 5839 Part 6 in all areas, providing reliable and fully monitored fire detection, alarm and silencing facilities inside each individual HMO dwelling. Utilising readily-available, cost-effective technology, C-TEC’s Hush Button solution puts each HMO occupant firmly in control of their own fire detection systems, helping to reduce false alarms, unnecessary building evacuations and the likelihood of a true alarm condition being ignored. Fully compliant with BS 5839 part 6 Provides each individual HMO dwelling with its own two-minute silence facility (to BS 5839-6/12.2b) and 15-minute isolate facility (to BS 5839-6/12.2a) - see over for details Designed to sit on a communal fire panel’s analogue loop and to communicate its status back to the host panel for the attention of building management Includes a built-in loop isolator, conventional detector circuit and conventional sounder circuit (0V is common allowing cost-effective three core cable to be used) Mounts on a standard UK 25mm double gang back box Compatible with Hochiki’s ESP and Apollo’s XP95, Discovery and Xplorer protocols Fully monitored for open and short circuit faults to BS 5839 part 1 Failsafe operation - a general fire condition at the host panel overrides any silenced/isolated state at the Hush Button and immediately turns on its local sounders Each Hush Button derives its power from the analogue loop - no separate PSU required Typically up to 20 Hush Buttons can be connected to one loop (40 on a two loop panel) Upgrades the level of protection offered in a HMO dwelling from the minimum Grade D requirement (mains/battery powered detectors) to Grade A or B gths of loop cable may be required for rectangular rooms A REVOLUTIONARY BS 5839 PART 6 COMPLIANT FIRE ALARM SOLUTION FOR HOUSES OF MULTIPLE OCCUPATION BS 5839-6 HUSH BUTTONS Hush Button HUSH Hush Button HUSH EOLs EOLs Dwelling 1 Dwelling 2 Max.20 Hush Buttons per loop (dependent on host panel output current and devices connected) Communal analogue addressable fire panel Conventional detectors and sounders wired in 2 x 2 core fire resistant screened cable (2 cores per circuit). Alternatively,1 x 3 core cable can be used as 0V is common. Max.cable length = 100m 2 x 2 core 2 x 2 core Apollo XP95 or Hochiki ESP Analogue loop C-TEC, Challenge Way, Martland Park, Wigan WN5 0LD, England