Why a Specific POTS Replacement Solution for Fire and Burglar Alarms is Necessary


Essential POTS Replacement for Fire & Burglar Alarms: Ensuring Safety and Compliance

In the spring of 2024, MACH made a significant expansion of its award-winning AReS™  product line by introducing a groundbreaking solution tailored and purpose-built specifically for fire and burglar alarm systems. The new AReS™ for Fire & Burglar Alarms marked a pivotal advancement in life safety technology for companies moving away from legacy POTS systems.

A Tailored Solution for Life Safety Systems
AReS™ for Fire & Burglar Alarms is meticulously engineered to comply with the stringent life safety requirements mandated by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). This purpose-built solution circumvents the use of VoIP services, ensuring robust and reliable connectivity for fire and burglar alarm systems.

AReS™ for Fire & Burglar Alarms stands apart from conventional VoIP-based POTS replacement solutions as it is the culmination of extensive research and development, providing tested connectivity for life safety applications.  MACH’s experience has highlighted the challenges traditional fire alarm panels face when integrating with VoIP applications. Recognizing the diverse needs of customers, including those with legacy systems, MACH continues to support VoIP-based AReS™ solutions. However, the new AReS™ for Fire & Burglar Alarms emerges as the optimal choice for customers seeking dependable connectivity without the constraints of VoIP technology.

Conforming to Life Safety Standards
Life safety applications demand adherence to a rigorous set of requirements to align with NFPA standards and UL compliance guidelines. These solutions are designed to provide unwavering connectivity, crucial for life safety applications that are likely to remain operational for many years to come. It is imperative that our partners understand the unique installation process, which adheres to specific regulations across various jurisdictions. The extra effort required during the initial setup is a small price to pay for the long-term reliability and compliance these solutions offer.

Reliability, Compliance, and Versatility
The addition of AReS™ for Fire and Burglar Alarms to MACH’s portfolio signifies a commitment to reliability, compliance, and adherence to a broad spectrum of codes and regulations. Compatible with hundreds of different alarm panels, this solution is engineered to ensure seamless connectivity, particularly for systems where VoIP services fall short.  Our solution is a promise of safety and reliability. As MACH Networks continues to innovate and lead the way in life safety solutions, the launch of this new product is a testament to the company’s dedication to excellence and its unwavering commitment to protecting lives and properties.

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