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Early detection of fires can prevent major catastrophes protecting valuable assets and saving lives. This predicates high reliability and rapid response time as critical requirements in Fire Alarm Panels. Hence, it is natural for customers to demand reliable, rugged and maintenance-free fire alarm panels.

The mission of a fire control system is to protect life, property and resources from hazardous scenarios like fire, explosion chemical spill or even radiation. It becomes a herculean task to identify and suppress a fire in real time for any organization without a perpetual fire monitoring and detection system.

Presenting Matrix PROPAC - A powerful and proactive CFAP (Conventional Fire Alarm Panel) used to continuously monitor smoke, heat, flame or spark in the immediate vicinity of an office, building, apartment, home or small industrial plant. It is fully geared to identify the smallest spark accurately, and is vital in critical situations for providing a real time response and thus reducing the risk of equipment damage and loss of life.

Matrix PROPAC is built using latest micro-controllers and ADCs for rapid and accurate response to the external events. It offers an easy to use interface through LCD, colored status indicators and touch sense keys. There are direct keys for various zones and other important actions such as status acknowledgement or routine system checks. Additional settings are offered through menu options on the LCD display, making it easy to setup and operate. Matrix PROPAC is housed in a rugged yet sleek weather-proof enclosure.

A wide range of sensors and detectors are supported by PROPAC, ensuring that it can be used with the existing installation seamlessly without the need to change IDC circuits. Front panel programming makes it easier for the user to configure the system in few seconds. It also offers one-person device testing so that a user can test it from his place remotely.

PROPAC has state-of-the-art technology and uses it to satisfy key requirements like fire and fault detection and reporting, panel reset, acknowledge fire and fault, evacuation for fire drill, alarm silence, event download through Ethernet, walk test, sounder test etc. Together, these features make it an ideal safety and security solution for small to large enterprises.

Key Features

Zones and Sounder Circuits

PROPAC is equipped with 2, 4 and 8 style-Y (Class-B) Initiating Device Circuits(IDCs) for connecting various fire, flame, smoke or heat sensors, detectors or Manual Call Points (MCPs). These devices are connected through a 2-wire interface terminated with an End of Line Resistor (EOL) which forms a zone. PROPAC incorporates 2, 4 and 8 zones with 32 sensors and detectors including MCPs which ensures unrestricted and perpetual monitoring and detection of fire or fault.

The 2-wire interface of PROPAC provides 24 VDC power to the sensors and detectors so there is no need of external power supply. It is also equipped with 2 and 4 style-Y (Class–B) Sounder Circuits or Notification Appliance Circuits (NACs) for the prompt declaration of fire and Class Change events. It allows connection for up to 4 devices like sounder, strobe, sounder-strobe etc. per NAC.

Fire Detection and Notification

This is the core function of PROPAC CFAP. It offers multi-zone Fire Detection and Notification. PROPAC provides rock-solid reliability without failure to detect fire, flame, smoke, and heat in any zone. Fire detection is achieved by sensors or Manual Call Points and notification is achieved through fire alarm indicator (LEDs), zone alarm, panel buzzer, sounder and strobe. PROPAC provides fire alerts through audio-visual appliances like Notification Appliance Circuits (NACs), panel buzzer and LEDs. Furthermore, it also actuates the fire relay for the next action that needs to be taken to suppress the fire in time.

Fire Relay and Integration

Whenever a fire occurs, the fire relay ports should be activated in order to control the fire and to initiate further control procedures. PROPAC offers flexible integration with an access control system and other devices through the fire relay which makes the system fully automated. If any organization is using Matrix PROPAC fire control panel integrated with access control system, then whenever fire is detected in any zone, it will open all the doors to evacuate the place. Furthermore, PROPAC can send information about fire to other location such as a central monitoring station.

Fault Detection and Reporting

PROPAC ceaselessly monitors the deployed fire alarm system for different faults like general faults, sounder faults and zone faults. These alerts are reported to the admin via audio-visual indicators provided on the Fire Alarm Panel viz. zone fault LEDs, fault LED, other specific fault LEDs and panel buzzer. The panel also activates the fault relay for further processing.

Specific Faults Indicators

PROPAC has various special fault indicators displayed on the panel with LEDs and buzzer for quick identification and reporting. It includes mains fault, battery fault, battery low, sounder fault, ground fault, zone fault and system fault.

User Friendly Menu

PROPAC offers a user friendly, interactive, LCD display based menu to configure, activate or deactivate features. The menu can handle tasks such as status check, maintenance, configuration, setting default password, clear log events, reset the system etc. PROPAC also allows assigning and editing LAN settings like IP address, subnet mask and gateway address from the menu itself.

User Access Levels and Codes

Higher level of security keeps the panel safe and secure. PROPAC CFAP has a security feature called User Access Levels and Codes, to protect the panel from unauthorized access and provide a role based access. PROPAC offers 4 different user levels and codes which provide level based rights to different users to access different functions of the panel. A user is given the facility to view zone status, battery status, event logs, and mute buzzer, silence sounders, reset panel, evacuate fire drill etc. Each level is assigned with default code and PROPAC has the flexibility to change the code from panel itself.

User Interface and Display

PROPAC provides multiple communication pathways between panel and the user. It comprises Touch Sensitive Keypad and Web based Jeeves for programming, monitoring and controlling the panel locally or remotely. Furthermore, audio visuals such as 2×24 characters LCD, 33 colored status LEDs and built-in buzzer together, provide system status and response effectively and efficiently.

Touch Sensitive Keypad

PROPAC is equipped with an attractive Touch Sensitive Keypad with 22 membrane keys and 32 LEDs. Four special function keys activate or deactivate intended functions without going through menu including functions such as EVACUATE, SILENCE, ACK and RESET.

Normal Mode

It is essential for any fire alarm system switch to the normal mode once it completes the booting process after power on reset. PROPAC completes these processes quickly and starts monitoring various zones, all sounder circuits and other input ports for detection faults and fire alarms under Normal Mode.

Delayed Mode

Some organization would like to postpone the activation of sounders for sometime after fire is detected to avoid a panic situation in sensitive areas like server rooms, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies etc. PROPAC permits those authorized users to configure delayed mode which having user access level-3.For this feature, PROPAC offers a 0-9 minutes delay timer for sounder activation.

Evacuation or Fire Drill

PROPAC has a special key EVACUATION provided on the panel to activate the NACs (Sounder) for the period decided by the user. It is mainly used to arrange a fire drill or manual evacuation to indicate/alert the occupants to empty the building / premises. The panel also supports LEDs to indicate the status of the feature.

Reset Panel

The Reset function normalizes the zones after an alarm condition is cleared and resets the panel (LEDs, Buzzers etc) with respect to the zone. PROPAC has a key called RESET for this purpose. Once the Reset is applied, the system should reset all zones, clear the alarm condition and deactivate any sounder if active.

Alarm Silence

Whenever panel detects any alarm through the sensors or MCPs, panel generates a notification to user through audio and visual alarm using the output devices like sounder, strobe and buzzer. Alarm can be easily silenced through the on-board alarm SILENCE key, which is equipped with an LED indication to show active or de-active states.

Acknowledge Fire/Faults

Whenever PROPAC detects any fire or fault, system declares it as a fire alarm or fault alarm and activates the built-in buzzer output. Once, this alarm or fault state is noticed by the user, system provides a facility to mute the activated buzzer with special key ACK/MUTE with status indication.

Sounder Test

The Sounder Test is a maintenance feature of PROPAC to monitor proper functioning of the sounder circuit. It is a part of the preventive maintenance capabilities. The Sounder Test is selected from the menu using the keypad. PROPAC offers a range of sounder test timer from 0-9 minutes.

Lamp Test

Lamp Test is a testing and maintenance feature of PROPAC that allows user to activate all the LEDs and internal buzzer to verify their proper functioning.

Walk Test

PROPAC offers preventive maintenance or fault reactivation maintenance facility through Walk Test Mode available from the user menu. It is essential to conduct routine maintenance on the installed system to ensure PROPAC is healthy and ready to detect the fire. PROPAC supports testing of individual zones, multiple zones or a set of sounders in sequence.

Walk Test Inactivity Timer/Stop Test

PROPAC offers the flexibility to select Walk Test inactivity timer ranges, from 10-60 minutes using the menu. If multiple zones are activated for Walk Test then it activates the test LEDs corresponding to these zones. PROPAC also provides a facility called Stop Test from the menu. Stop Test will terminate all active walk tests from all the zones.

Events Log

PROPAC can log up to 999 events or transactions during its normal, alarm or fault mode of operation. The Event Log consists of alarm, fault and enable/disable events. Sometimes, it is necessary to record all users created and system generated events for further processing and reports. These reports can be downloaded in a user friendly format using Jeeves.
Featured List
Acknowledge Fire/Faults Alarm Silence
Class Change Facility Configuration through Ethernet
Delayed Mode Events Log
Events download via Ethernet Evacuation or Fire Drill
Fault Detection and Reporting Fire Detection and Notification
Fire Relay and Integration Firmware upgrade through Ethernet
Lamp Test Mimic Panel
Normal Mode Reset Panel
Sounder Test Specific Faults Indicators
Touch Sensitive Keypad User Access Levels and Codes
User Friendly Menu LCD based Display
Walk Test Walk Test Inactivity Timer/Stop Test