Updated on 19 October, 2021
"We are pleased to be the leading supplier, designer and manufacturer of detector testers, a must have tool for fire alarm installation and maintenance." proclaimed Greg Cappuccio, President and Co-founder, Cappuccio Designs, Inc. " Detection testing has become a critical component in building and home security systems. As a result, we have developed a series of detectors that meet or exceed industry standards and are designed to perform with the highest degree of dependability and performance." The company's wide range of detectors includes portable, fixed or wall mounted models and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of any application. Each brand has its own distinctive feature and range, which makes them ideal for specific applications.
Fire alarms rely on a variety of detectors to trigger an alarm in the event of a fire. Some detectors produce a high frequency sound wave, while others produce an electromagnetic signal. A variety of technologies are used to achieve optimal sensitivity. In addition to emitting sound when detectors detect a detected fire, multi-sensor detectors produce a variety of emissions that can range from a high pitched whistle to an adjustable volume that can be customized to specifically match fire department operations. Using this type of multi-sensor detector tester ensures that your detectors are properly tested for proper operation and performance.
Smoke and Heat Detector Testers utilize advanced technology to detect smoke and heat with unparalleled accuracy and reliability. A brand with a history and reputation for high quality products is Testifire, which uses patented technology to ensure that your detectors produce accurate results every time. Many manufacturers use multiple measurement methods including resistivity, power, resistive and surface acoustic output in their smoke and heat detection tests. One of the most significant advances in this industry is the use of electromagnetic resistance to prevent false readings. A unique feature of the Testifire 1001 multi-sensor detector tester is the ability to interface with an optional smoke and heat detector probe accessory.
The most recent release from Testifire is the solo a5 series. The solo a5 series includes a variety of new features, including multi-sensor performance, high temperature tolerance, and maximum temperature coverage. The first part of the testing process is the low frequency detection method, which is fully adjustable from -40 degrees to +500 degrees Fahrenheit. This extremely sensitive low frequency reader is able to locate even the smallest areas of irregularity in a smoke detector's coverage area. The second part of the functional testing process is the ability to simultaneously measure maximum temperature and maximum intensity.
The third part of functional testing is the optional accessory probe option. The optional accessory probe allows you to place several different probes on a single detector. This is useful for a number of different situations, including determining a vent-free zone and locating a specific bulkhead. Because the optional accessory probe uses a high resolution image, it is easy to see exactly where the hot or cold spots on detectors are located, which makes for easy and complete functional testing.
With the advancement of modern technology, most detector manufacturers have made available to consumers a highly advanced variation of their line of detectors, the co detectors. These detectors utilize electromagnetic emissions from combustibles to determine if there is a fire or other type of electrical hazard present. Co devices work by applying extremely sensitive microwave energy to the co fumes from combustible solids. Once the co fumes are detected, the corresponding temperature and intensity can be easily determined. The majority of detector manufacturers allow you to select co emissions from only a few standard fire types, which will help you more easily gauge the overall size and overall "smoke" level of a room or other area that requires serious investigation.
One final option that you have available to you as a home inspector or as a home builder is the Testifire 2021 testing system. The Testifire 2021 system is designed to accommodate a large number of different liquids and gases. Because it is so versatile, you can use it with many of the other heavy-duty detectors that are available from most detector manufacturers. The Testifire 2021 is also an extremely compact testing device that is ideal for short-term monitoring of a wide variety of different areas.
Of all of the detectors that are available from testifire, perhaps the most well-known and most widely-used is the Testifire 1001 multi-sensor detector. The 1001 multi-sensor detector is an extremely versatile addition to any professional testers arsenal and is very popular with home inspectors and other professionals. This detector is designed to provide high levels of signal discrimination, which can often mean the difference between catching even a single flicker of fire or losing a house to a fire. Because the majority of houses in America contain one or more flickers of flame, the need for the widespread use of the highly versatile Testifire 1001 multi-sensor detector is of utmost importance.