Free tools for creating a better experience!
If you didn’t already know, Fire-Lite Alarms offers a bunch of resources to help you have a better experience with the panels, make installations easier, and also get your job up and running faster. When there’s something that will help me get my job done faster and easier, then I’m all in!
Here’s a rough outline of Fire-Lite’s assorted, free tools – all available for download here. We invite you to ask questions & comment on them!
Lite-Specs – Created to help you spec a job and win!
Usually you’re bidding on jobs with a specific panel in mind. You have the details from the site owner/site contractor. Now you need to build a spec that will give you a heads up over your competition. Lite-Spec allows you to create custom specifications for Fire-Lite conventional and addressable control panels. Great tool for Fire Alarm Specifiers, Architects and Design Engineers!
Lite-Configurator – A shopping list for your fire project!
Lite-Configurator takes all the parts and pieces you need for the project, compiles everything, and creates your BOM (bill of materials). The BOM could be used in your submittal or taken to your preferred security dealer so you get everything needed to complete the project. Great tool for Sales, Estimators, Design Engineers and Purchasers!
Battery-Calcs – Calculations Galore!
This is an easy-to-use excel format table that calculates current draws needed for your system. Perfect for job submittals, Fire-Lite’s Battery Calcs tool allows you to select the number of devices and determine the recommended battery to use for that job. Great tool for Design Engineers and Installers!
Lite-Calcs – Don’t overload your panels!
Congrats! You won the job, but now you have to work on the minute details so you don’t blow a panel during the install! Lite-Calcs software helps keep installers and designers exact in their calculations of voltage drops for fire alarm panels. Great tool for Design Engineers and Installers!
Lite-Label – Time to make the labels!
Maybe it’s a little OCD of me but I love labeling things! It makes me feel organized even if it’s just labeled “stuff”. Lite-Label lets you create slide-in labels for annunciators, expanders, CPUs, dress panels, and modules. Don’t forget about older panels too! If a first-responder comes to the building and the existing labels are yellowed or illegible (or even missing!), it’s time to whip up new labels using Lite-Label. Great tool for Design Engineers and Installers!
Our Technical Service Department is available 8 am to 7 pm Eastern to take your calls and assist with the tools too!
Visit the Tools Page on firelite.com for more information and download instructions.
About the Author
Elizabeth Richards is the Manager of Communications for Fire-Lite Alarms, Honeywell Power and Silent Knight. Liz joined Honeywell Fire Systems in 2003 and is responsible for the communications, collateral, messaging, and events for all three brands.
Special thanks to Bill Brosig who took the time to explain these tools in language a “non-Fire” person can understand!
About the Contributor:
Bill Brosig is a Product Manager with more than 25 years in the Life Safety business and a NICET IV certification. Bill focuses on the customer experience surrounding current offerings and new product applications.