FireCell Frequently Asked Questions

To disable the sounders, with the control panels ‘Enable Control’ ON, select; ‘ACCESS LEVEL 3’ (Default ‘3333’) > pin entry > ENGINEERING DISABLEMENTS AND SETTINGS > TIMED DISABLEMENTS > DISABLE SOUNDERS
The Fire, Alarm and Fault Contacts can all be independently disabled on the control panel, with the ‘Enable Control’ ON, by selecting; DISABLEMENT / SELECT DELAYS > DISABLE PANEL OUTPUTS
To view the system event log, with the control panels ‘Enable Control’ ON, select; ‘ACCESS LEVEL 3’ (Default ‘3333’) ? pin entry ? ‘VIEW PRINT EVENT LOG’ > ‘VIEW EVENT LOG’
To reset faults & alarms from the control panel, with the ‘Enable Control’ ON, press < RESET >
To check what is disabled on the Control Panel, with the ‘Enable Control’ ON, select; ‘DISABLEMENTS / SELECT DELAYS’ > ‘VIEW & RESTORE DISABLEMENTS’
To remove a device on the Radio Hub, select; Front Display > Remove Device
New devices must be added to the Control Panel and the Radio Hub, ensuring the Loop number and addresses programmed at the Radio Hub correspond to that programmed at the Control Panel. Once completed the new devices must be assigned. (See Q8).
All newly added devices need to be assigned to the system. To assign the devices, select; From Front Display > Assign Device > Dev 000 of 001 changing to Done 001 of 001 (once complete).
To replace a device on the system, the device must be removed from the Radio Hub (See Q6) and added back to the system (See Q7). Once added the new device will need to be assigned (See Q8).
Checking the devices analogue values and the interrogation of the devices signal readings is possible on the Control Panel, with the ‘Enable Control’ ON, by selecting; ‘VIEW DEVICES’ > ‘VIEW DEVICES BY LOOP’ > ‘VIEW LOOP 1 – 14 DEVICES ’ > ‘Scroll up and down to scroll through the devices on the selected loop.
To ensure the signal levels for each device and each RCC are at an acceptable level the Global Sig Stat menu should be checked. This menu will display the signal level in dB’s for each device and RCC over a 24 hour period. This is listed in Loop and Address Number order. After the system has been running for a 24 hour period the device signal levels should display 30dB or above and the RCC signal levels should displayed 20dB or above. If any devices are under the signal level requirements check the flowchart On How to Improve Device Signal Levels section for guidance. From Front Display > Advanced > Global Sig Stat
No – all Radio Cluster Communicators (RCC) have built in mains power supplies with 72 hours battery backup.
The infrastructure is completely wireless with the Radio Hub close coupled to the control panel (CIE).
Each cluster can take 32 devices including the RCC.
Yes by using a multiple loop panel it is possible to have a dedicated loop of hardwired devices.
Yes the system is fully 3rd party tested to all relevant parts of EN54 (certificates are available through this site).
Yes EMS provides and fully underwrites UK surveys free of charge.
Typically 504 devices dependent on the type of panel.
All programming software is available free of charge through this site.
Combined detectors take two addresses on the CIE but only one device slot on the RCC.
The battery life on all products is 5 years using the recommended batteries.
All EMS products have a 5 year warranty (Excluding batteries).
Up to 31 RCC’s can be added to a Radio Hub.
The systems can be supplied fully programmed from the factory if required.
Training overviews are available through this website with full courses held free of charge from our head office. Local training can be arranged. Click here for further details
EMS offers full UK field support as well as our free UK help desk.
Heads are available in optical, heat and multi-sensor variants manufactured by Apollo Fire detectors.
The sounders can generate two different sounder tones that can be selected from a bank of 32 tones.
I/O Units are battery powered and are capable of switching 24vdc @ 2 amps. Mains switching interfaces are also available.
Standard sounder tones and voice messages are fully synchronized across the RCC infrastructure
All programming can be done directly from the Hub as well as via laptop.
Weatherproofing options are available for Callpoints and Sounders/Beacons.
Yes this can be achieved using the special tool supplied with each system.
Yes this functionality is provided from the control panel.