Since 2001, VRF has supplied thousands of FirePoint wireless fire devices throughout Ireland. Developed in the 1990's, FirePoint was the first fully wireless fire detection system, and set the standard for fire detection using advanced wireless technology. In 2012, VRF began distribution of FireCell, the next generation of wireless fire alarm technology developed by EMS. FireCell is designed to meet current and future legislation requirements, including EN54-25.
The introduction of the European Construction Products Regulation 305/2011 (CPR) came into effect at the beginning of July 2013, and has rendered FirePoint System 5000 'End of Sale' for new permanent Fire System installations as of the 1st July 2013. As a result, the product range is now in maintenance lifecycle.
What does this mean for you and your System 5000 wireless fire alarm?
- Existing installations that are already installed are not affected.
- From 1st July 2013 Manufacturers may not supply new product affected by these Regulations. The same rules apply to extensions to existing systems.
- Any System 5000 component already in stock with distributors, resellers and installers prior to 1st July 2013 is not affected and can continue to be sold and
installed until that stock is depleted.
- Installed product can be repaired and EMS offer a factory repair service for existing product both within warranty and thereafter; subject to continued supply
of suitable components. Simply return any faulty devices to VRF and we will carry out initial testing in our workshop. If necessary, we will send the faulty device to EMS for further testing and repair.This is envisaged to be for at least 5 years after 1st July 2013.
- VRF can supply spare parts on a one-for-one replacement basis, provided the replacement part is identical to the original and the original part being
replaced is returned to VRF.Older product variants in the System 5000 range that have been previously superseded can only be submitted for repair.
- VRF will continue to carry a large stock of reconditioned and repaired devices, and can offer these as replacements for your faulty device on a like for like
basis. You must return the faulty device to VRF when you collect the replacement.