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Why are Hochiki detectors ivory?
#1
Why are Hochiki detectors ivory in colour and white is a special option, when Apollo are white and most ceilings are white?

Is it because white ceilings go off white over time?
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#2
Ivory look better?
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#3
when nicotine was everywhere.
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#4
i think they actually come in white or ivory now.
Jeremy Brookes
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#5
We supply more white than ivory these days, in fact I cannot remember the last time we supplied a project with ivory, they seem to only go out for replacements or additions to existing sites.
It's a pain in the backside for us as we have to keep two products on the shelf instead of one, the sooner they make the ivory a legacy product the better for us.
Martin Wison
KGM Fire and Security Distribution Ltd.
Rochester, Kent.
01634 716882
http://www.kgmfireandsecurity.co.uk
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#6
yeah its about time they did away with the ivory ones, just think of all those poor elephants.
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#7
From our experience Hochiki detectors are far superior to Apollo (especially against their heat detectors). The white detectors are crisper I agree (which are available), but over years white can mark and fade. There are also black devices available if you have any areas that have dark ceilings as white or ivory may stand out too much for the client.

Talking of Apollo, does anyone have any issues now and again with the XP95 bases? Had some bases where you remove the detector head and those little nodules from the address card just fall off. Sometimes you don't always notice and then the panel says "Double Address or Unknown Address & Address Missing". The call points and sounders (bases and wall) all use DIL switches, wonder why there never used that on their detectors.
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(29-06-2019, 04:16 PM)advancefireyork Wrote: From our experience Hochiki detectors are far superior to Apollo (especially against their heat detectors).  The white detectors are crisper I agree (which are available), but over years white can mark and fade.  There are also black devices available if you have any areas that have dark ceilings as white or ivory may stand out too much for the client.

Talking of Apollo, does anyone have any issues now and again with the XP95 bases?  Had some bases where you remove the detector head and those little nodules from the address card just fall off.  Sometimes you don't always notice and then the panel says "Double Address or Unknown Address & Address Missing". The call points and sounders (bases and wall) all use DIL switches, wonder why there never used that on their detectors.

Problems mostly affect detectors that are removed having been sitting in a base for years. The buttons stick in and return an incorrect address when they’re refitted.
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(29-06-2019, 11:24 PM)Ghostrider Wrote:
(29-06-2019, 04:16 PM)advancefireyork Wrote: From our experience Hochiki detectors are far superior to Apollo (especially against their heat detectors).  The white detectors are crisper I agree (which are available), but over years white can mark and fade.  There are also black devices available if you have any areas that have dark ceilings as white or ivory may stand out too much for the client.

Talking of Apollo, does anyone have any issues now and again with the XP95 bases?  Had some bases where you remove the detector head and those little nodules from the address card just fall off.  Sometimes you don't always notice and then the panel says "Double Address or Unknown Address & Address Missing". The call points and sounders (bases and wall) all use DIL switches, wonder why there never used that on their detectors.

Problems mostly affect detectors that are removed having been sitting in a base for years. The buttons stick in and return an incorrect address when they’re refitted.

I think notifier and system sensor have got this right with rotary dials
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#10
Its always the ones that are just out of reach, that fall off...
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