Kidde launches new Cavius Relay Unit

Kidde Safety Europe has announced the launch of a new relay unit under its Cavius brand, designed to provide enhanced safety for building occupants.

The new Cavius Relay unit serves as a dedicated connection between smoke and heat alarms, and third-party safety systems in the event of a fire. Enabling an emergency signal to be transmitted to systems such as telecare systems, strobe lights and sounders, this offers an ideal specification for dwellings that house vulnerable people or where compliance with the Equality Act is essential. Kidde is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions.

The mains powered Cavius is an interface between Cavius RF smoke and heat alarms and hard-wired third-party inputs (such as fire panels, break glass boxes and sprinkler flow switches) and output systems (such as telecare systems, strobes and sounders). When any of the input devices are triggered, it sends a message to the Cavius Relay unit, which in turn activates all the other appliances within the system, quickly raising the alarm and ensuring the safety of building occupants.

Notably, this versatile product can be connected or interfaced to Warden Call or Telecare systems, making it suitable for specification in assisted living and sheltered housing facilities where enhanced safety and care is paramount. In addition, the Cavius Relay is ideal for use in houses of multiple occupancy (HMO) and other environments where a full portfolio of lifesaving devices is required, alerting the whole building even when a fire is detected in an individual flat.

“We are excited to share the new addition to our Cavius product range, the Cavius Relay, which will support fire safety plans in multiple occupancy buildings,” said Simon Jones, Marketing Manager at Kidde Safety Europe. “By linking different fire safety systems and accessories, the Cavius Relay ensures an alert is quickly communicated throughout the whole building in the event of an emergency, enabling occupants to get to safety. What’s more, its interface with sounders and strobe lights means it supports system compliance with the Equality Act 2010, to maximise safety for everyone.”

The Cavius Relay is mains powered and features a battery backup, which will power the device in the event of a mains power failure and comes with a full 10-year guarantee.

The new product is available from electrical wholesalers and distributors nationwide. For specification projects and larger schemes, speak to one of Kidde’s expert team to discuss your requirements or receive a product demonstration.

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