The Kidde Intelligent Optica Series KIR-OSCD smoke detector brings advanced optical (photoelectric) sensing technology to a practical design that increases efficiency, saves installation time, cuts costs, and extends life safety and property protection capabilities. Continuous self-diagnostics ensure reliability over the long-haul, while environmental compensation helps reduce maintenance costs.
The KIR-OSCD provides a combination of optical detection for the early detection of smoke, with the added element of carbon monoxide sensing. The result is a detector that pulls double duty: continually monitoring the environment for signs of fire, as well as its invisible yet deadly companion, carbon monoxide.
Like all Kidde Intelligent Optica Series detectors, the KIR-OSCD is an intelligent device that gathers analog information from multiple optical sensors, converting this data into digital signals. Utilizing dual optical wavelengths combined with multiple detection angles, the KIR-OSCD differentiates particles that are not representative of actual smoke. Particle data is input into digital filters which feed a series of ratios removing signal patterns that are typical of nuisance sources, thus reducing unwanted alarms. To make an alarm decision, the detector’s on-board microprocessor measures and analyzes all optical sensor readings and compares this information to preprogrammed settings. The detector also analyzes the smoke sensor independently from the CO sensor to determine whether to initiate a fire alarm, a life safety CO alarm, or both.