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The CondoSecure Early Smoke/Gas Warning consists of a standard CS3200 panel and special CS2008 "keypads" connected to standard smoke detectors (or gas detectors, even water/flood sensors!) in each suite and reports the sensor's status to the Security Desk.

The CS2008 shares the same proven electronics as the CS2010 security keypads, without the aluminum front & back plates and without any user push-buttons. It is just the reporting electronics, small enough to fit easily inside a standard 2-gang to 4-gang electrical box, which can be covered once the connections are made.

For instance, when the insuite smoke detector goes into alarm, the CS2008 will transmit the signal to the Security Desk right away, before the situation would trigger the primary fire alarm in the building. This provide an opportunity to prevent a minor event, such as burnt toast, to escalate unattended into a full fire emergency.

The CS3200 and main PC display are virtually identical to the "alarm security" display for keypad systems, but do not indicate arm/disarm or show open suite doors, only the smoke detector alarm status is displayed.

Any sensor devices can be connected, as long as they provide a dry-contact output. Connection polarity (N/O or N/C for alarm) is programmed into the main CondoSecure PC.

 

The CS2008 Smoke Early Warning is just that, an "early warning" and it does not replace nor connect to a building's primary fire detection and alarm system - it is a supplemental system designed to provide a window of opportunity in the event of an initially minor smoke detection event. The system's ability to provide warning is completely dependent on the sensitivity and placement of the detectors, which are not provided by CondoSecure.
Get the Spec Sheet here