Tyco Fire Protection Products is celebrating the 100th year of the Vigilant fire detection brand in 2014.
Introducing its first automatic fire alarm and detection product in August 1914, the Vigilant Automatic Fire Alarm Company Ltd (Vigilant) began operations with the patent registration of the Vigilant thermostat fire detector by Matthew Maloney.
Today, Vigilant and its non-proprietary range of fire detection products are part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Vigilant is responsible for introducing several fire industry innovations to Australia and New Zealand over the past 100 years, including the recent Vigilant MX1 detection and alarm panel featuring smart PC inter-connection and IP communications for virtual connectivity.
Vigilant will soon be introducing a new range of Generation 6 fire detectors featuring highly sophisticated built-in infrared technology and remote programming capabilities, resulting in a safer, quicker and easier installation process. The new Generation 6 range comprises of attractive multi-coloured detectors, available in a stylish suite of pantone shades to allow architects and designers to integrate fire protection seamlessly into any project’s colour scheme.
Patrick Conway, Director at Tyco Fire Protection Products comments that the organisation is extremely proud of the Vigilant heritage, with the brand and the company not only delivering innovation on a global scale for a hundred years, but also having been instrumental in setting the scene for enhanced fire codes across Australia and New Zealand to help keep people and property safe from the devastating effects of fire.
Vigilant’s dedicated R&D and manufacturing centre in Christchurch, New Zealand harnesses in-depth expertise to develop world-leading fire protection products including a comprehensive line of fire detection and voice evacuation solutions for defence, mining, commercial, education, transportation, hospitality, power, petroleum, and oil and gas applications.