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BCCHardware.com => General Mayhem => Topic started by: Zeus on May 14, 2017, 08:57:01 PM

Title: Honeywell Fire Alarms Don't
Post by: Zeus on May 14, 2017, 08:57:01 PM
It seems that Honeywell's new SWIFT wireless gateway that connects to their smoke detectors has a bit of a technical issue. When smoke or fire is detected, something appears to mis-fire and while the sensors themselves appear to work, it's not passing through the gateway and the alarm won't trigger. It's not a great thing when the product only has one job - and it fails. Remind me not to pick up Honeywell products to protect my family.

   The recall isn't about to spark a mass panic when it covers just 900 units sold between October 2014 and December 2016. However, it underscores the challenges of building advanced safety systems. Simply put, there isn't much room for glitches. Fire alarms have to be extremely reliable, and that's not an easy feat when you bring networking into the equation.Source: Engadget (https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/14/honeywell-recalls-wireless-fire-alarm-gateway/)

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