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Spotlight on SWIFT Wireless: Retrieving Site Survey Data using the SWIFT Tools Software

In my previous blog, we learned that the SWIFT Wireless Site Survey results can be determined visually by the LED color and blink pattern. What if more detailed results are required? SWIFT Tools can provide these results!

After completion of the Link Test and or RF Scan the devices used for the test must be brought within 20’ of the PC with the USB adaptor running SWIFT Tools and removed from the bases.

From the main screen choose Site Survey:Site Survey Image 1 From the Communicator window select the devices that you want to retrieve data from, and click “Retrieve Data”:Site Survey Image 2

When the “Progress Status” shows Data Retrieved, click the “Next” button:Site Survey Image 3

The basic informative is displayed for the 3 categories, with a “Detailed View”for each and the option to “Export to Excel”:Site Survey Image 4

Detail View – Link Quality
Shows one excellent link  between detectors 101 and 102.Site Survey Image 5

Detail View – Channel Availability
Shows no problems, during test period (1 hr.) Site Survey Image 6

Detail View – Background Noise
Shows no problems, during test period (1 hr.) Site Survey Image 7

If you would like more information on SWIFT Wireless products, please visit www.firelitewireless.com.

Have questions?  Give Tech Support a call: 800-627-3473


About the Author
George Goral is a NICET Level II Fire Products Application Specialist for Honeywell Fire Safety. He has 8 years of experience in technical support of fire alarm control panels including software support and the new SWIFT Wireless product line.

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More Opportunities with Wireless Fire Detection

How many times have you had a project where you need to add detectors to a system, but running wire to the device posed a significant challenge?
Maybe the use of the area had changed or an AHJ determined additional fire protection is needed in the space. Another challenge could be running wire where it will be visible and will detract from the aesthetics of the building. Either way, adding devices in an existing structure may not be easy due to the building construction.

Fire-Lite Alarms is pleased to provide a solution for these applications with a wireless fire detection offering for MS-9200UDLS and MS-9600(UD)LS systems. This wireless innovation, called SWIFT, is ideal for difficult or obtrusive applications where running wire is challenging. Based on a Class-A mesh network, it offers the same reliability that is expected from a commercial fire alarm system. In addition to the reliability, it provides the benefits of saving time and money of running wire in challenging applications. Typical applications for SWIFT wireless are parking garages, historical buildings, warehouses, and locations with concrete walls. Whether for new installations or retrofits, the fire alarm system can be a combination of wired, plus the new wireless devices.

Think about how much easier it would be to add fire protection in these applications!
The wireless devices report to the panel in the same manner as their wired counterparts, making it seamless for building owners and first responders. Setting up the SWIFT wireless system is made easy by way of an intuitive software package that is also available for site surveys. Take a moment to learn more about this new innovative technology by watching this 3 minute video.

Have more questions or a specific application? Contact us and visit www.firelitewireless.com for more information.


About the Author
Richard Conner is the Director of Marketing for Fire-Lite Alarms, Silent Knight and Honeywell Power. Richard joined Honeywell in 2002 and has over 15 years of experience in the fire alarm industry in Marketing, Engineering, and Product Support positions. Richard is responsible for developing brand strategy and marketing programs for all brands.