The Hampton Inn & Suites in Moline, Illinois is known for its cleanliness and comfort. Conveniently located near the Quad City International Airport, this newly constructed hotel boasts of 98 guest rooms, a fitness center, indoor pool, business center, and a breakfast area among its other services. With the help of Heartland Fire and Fike Alarm Systems, this Hampton Inn can add safety to its long list of amenities. Due to local fire codes, and the facility’s large number of rooms and common gathering areas, this hotel needed notification devices, long wire runs, and remote power supplies that could be monitored and controlled by a completely addressable fire control panel. CyberCat 1016 fire alarm system The CyberCat fire alarm panel is a digital, peer-to-peer, bi-directional communication systemHeartland Fire and Security, a Fike Alarm Systems distributor, won the project with a unique offering, which included the fastest intelligent fire alarm system available, Fike’s CyberCat 1016. The CyberCat fire alarm panel is a digital, peer-to-peer, bi-directional communication system, revolutionary in its speed, intelligence and flexibility. Victor Obertance of Heartland Fire and Security said, “With a lot of competition, this was a tough sell. We know we have a high-quality product, and the architects liked what they saw in CyberCat. The ability to easily program the CyberCat to relay information and/or perform process management tasks pushed this panel, and Fike, to the forefront.” For example, after initial construction of the Hampton Inn was completed, executives from the company did a walkthrough of the facility, deciding at that time to include door holders on all the fire doors. Because of CyberCat’s flexibility, addressable relays were easily added to control the door holders. Improving safety levels for occupants These sounder bases allow for specific room/occupant event notification, eliminating the need to evacuate entire floorsThe Cybercat also features unique sounder bases. These sounder bases allow for specific room/occupant event notification, eliminating the need to evacuate entire floors when not necessary. This is an important benefit for hotels, and other multi-occupant dwellings that wish to improve safety levels while preserving the highest quality experience for their patrons. Kevin Montgomery, Senior Product Specialist with Fike, said, “Scenarios like this are what CyberCat was made for! The ability to program the panel to fit individual needs, while not losing any functionality or speed, elevates CyberCat to a classification all of its own.” Fike has long been known for being a leader in service, support and delivery in the fire protection industry … with easy, convenient access to trained, knowledgeable Fike fire protection representatives. Combine that with the most advanced fire alarm technologies competitively priced to meet all your application needs, and you have the total solution for all your fire alarm and fire protection needs.
The new Mystique Community Ice Center opened its doors in Dubuque, Iowa just in time to meet the chill that’s in the air. Home to the United States Hockey League’s expansion team, the Fighting Saints, the 3,200 seat arena is dedicated to all things ice. Since the Ice Center, like any sporting venue, may contain large amounts of people at any given time, the Local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) required a voice evacuation system be included in the overall life safety solution provided during construction of the facility. Integrated Voice Evacuation System Heartland Fire and Security, a Fike Alarm Systems distributor, proposed Fike’s UL listed Integrated Voice Evacuation System because it is not only an effective means of safely evacuating occupants during an emergency situation, but has the ability to provide live paging and allows for pre-recorded messages to be automatically delivered during any number of hazardous situations. The Integrated Voice System is designed for easy customization and seamless communication And the Integrated Voice System is designed for easy customization and seamless communication with Fike’s CyberCat® 254 fire alarm control panel. Also installed in the arena, the CyberCat is a fully digital system designed to respond to situations faster than the industry requires, in part by eliminating polling delays and interference. Live Instructions During Evacuation Victor Obertance of Heartland Fire and Security, explained, “This fully integrated system provides a reliable means of protecting a facility: everything from automatic detection of a fire, to the notification of occupants and emergency responders. Additionally, this system allows responders the ability to provide live instructions to assist in the safe evacuation of all occupants out of the ice arena.” Dennis Dietzel, Manager of Morse Electrical (the electrical contractor chosen to redesign the entire electrical system to meet the specifications and budget), agreed, “I had worked with Heartland Fire and Fike products in the past and thought they would offer a great solution for this job. In fact, the Fike Integrated Voice Evac system and the CyberCat 254 Fire Alarm system, coupled with the great service of Heartland Fire and Security, make it a no brainer decision. When I considered all factors including functionality, reliability, service and pricing, I knew we were making the right decision.” Integrated Back-Up Amplifiers Fike’s system continues to operate effectively, even if one component fails for any reason Fike’s Integrated Voice System is designed for distributed intelligence and built-in survivability. With such features as integrated back-up amplifiers and multiple levels of fault protection built in, Fike’s system continues to operate effectively, even if one component fails for any reason. Add in the most versatile messaging capability available and the ability to expand the system as facility needs change, and you have the flexible, reliable answer to your fire alarm/voice evacuation needs. Fike has long been known for being a leader in service, support and delivery in the fire protection industry, with easy, convenient access to trained, knowledgeable Fike fire protection representatives. Combine that with the most advanced fire alarm technologies, competitively priced to meet all your application needs, and you have the total solution for all your fire alarm and fire protection needs.