Canadian Consulting Engineer

NOTIFIER introduces unique smoke detector for challenging, hard-to-reach applications

May 6, 2014
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

New XAS Air-Sampling Detector Offers Fast, Precise Smoke Sensing for a Wide Breadth of Difficult Applications

WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO, April 11, 2014 – NOTIFIER by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today introduced a unique detector designed to meet the challenges of sensing smoke in harsh environments, hard-to-reach areas or locations where the smoke detector must be mounted outside of the protected space. Its combination of aspiration air sampling technology with addressable spot detection makes the new XAS Smoke Detector ideal for correctional facilities, elevator shafts, MRI rooms, Hydro Vaults, HVAC ducts and more.

By continuously sampling air from the protected space through a pipe network, the XAS Detector rapidly senses the slightest traces of smoke. Its filtering process and scan of incipient fire signatures verifies the presence of real smoke, thereby diminishing the occurrence of nuisance alarms.

“We’ve married the best features of aspiration detection and your typical spot detectors together to provide an affordable solution to serve a variety of difficult applications,” said Howard Diamond, national sales manager for NOTIFIER Canada. “This solves a lot of device location problems, and does a much better job of detecting smoke and avoiding nuisance alarms within dirty environments or high air flow areas.”

XAS Smoke Detectors can be placed in accessible locations, making them easy to install, service and test. Only the sampling pipes reach into inaccessible areas, such as restricted security spaces, elevator shafts, transformer vaults, concealed roof and floor spaces, MRI rooms, closed-off laboratory spaces, prison cells, and all types of HVAC ductwork.

As part of NOTIFIER’s ONYX® Advanced Detection line, the XAS Smoke Detector enables NOTIFIER fire alarm systems to offer more comprehensive solutions to fit the individual fire protection needs of virtually any facility or multi-building campus. The XAS Smoke Detector’s ULC listing ensures it meets the high performance standards of a nationally recognized life safety systems testing agency and is code compliant.

For more information on the XAS Smoke Detector’s capabilities and the variety of applications it is designed to better protect, visit To request a product demonstration or locate a nearby NOTIFIER Engineered Systems Distributor, contact a Regional Sales Manager.

EDITOR’S NOTE: High- and low-resolution images of NOTIFIER’s XAS Smoke Detector and its various applications are available in the online photo library.


Beth Welch


About NOTIFIER NOTIFIER, part of the Honeywell Fire Systems group, is the largest manufacturer of engineered fire alarm systems with more than 400 authorized distributors worldwide and regional support operations on every continent. Notifiers extensive fire alarm, life safety and mass notification offerings include standalone, networked and integrated solutions, plus graphic interface monitoring systems for facility managers and first responders. Visit for more detailed information.

About Honeywell Honeywell International ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywells shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit


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