Vigilant celebrates its centenary year: 1914 – 2014

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.