Suppression Systems Inc. (SSI) provides code compliant fire alarm systems by Fike Alarm Systems, as well as other leading manufacturers, for virtually any type of occupancy. We stand behind the products we sell and are eager to assist with your needs.


SSI and its staff are fully certified in most municipalities in PA, including the City of Philadelphia, and licensed in NJ and DE. Our NICET certified team provides unmatched service and support for the success of your project.

Fire Alarm Systems


                                                               E3 Series

The E3 Series® from Gamewell-FCI is the most sophisticated, yet customizable and cost-effective fire safety system available. Built around innovative, but proven technology it represents the future of fire alarm control, assisted voice evacuation and mass notification. Designed using a “building block” approach, the E3 Series is a full function fire alarm system easily configurable into a distributed network with advanced voice capability. But only the E3 Series has something more: the added benefit of broadband technology, allowing complete system integration over just two wires or fiber optic cables.

The modular design provides a “rightsized” solution for virtually any new or existing building, facility or campus. Likewise, system expansion, upgrades, or changes are easier and less costly compared with a traditional fire alarm system. And because the E3 Series uses distributed and not centralized communication control, it is perhaps the most survivable fire safety system in the event of a catastrophic situation. The bottom line? With the E3 Series, you’re protected by the latest and most intelligent, survivable and cost-effective fire alarm and voice evacuation solution available. Simply put, it is the best value in fire safety technology over the life of the building.

Emergency Evacuation System

The E3 Series®, provides the most survivable, cost effective, and customizable Emergency Communication System for both your fire alarm and mass notification needs. As specified in the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC), the E3 Series protects life and property by indicating the existence of an emergency situation and providing “real time” instructions to a large number of people whether inside a building or spread out over a large complex, campus or multi-building facility.

While the purpose of a fire alarm system is to evacuate the building safely in the event of a fire, a mass notification system (MNS) is designed to keep occupants informed of the type of emergency and direct them on what to do and where to go. However, they share a common goal – to warn people of danger and provide information to stay safe.

For this reason, the NFPA 72 code now recommends the use of a single integrated combination Emergency Communication System (ECS). The E3 Series complies with NFPA 72 and is also designed to meet the combined system requirements as outlined in the proposed UL 2572 Standard. Not only will a combined fire alarm and mass notification system offer substantial cost savings advantages, but the new standards allow for better coordination of the systems functions, which is vital in minimizing confusion and panic during emergency conditions.

Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA)

SSI offers the Honeywell Gamewell/FCI components required for design and installation of the Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES): signal boosters/ Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA), batteries and battery enclosures, donor antennas, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), coaxial cables, connectors and lighting arrestors, power dividers and hybrid couplers, design services and training.


Signal Boosters/Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA)

Gamewell-FCI Class B BDAs are high gain, high power band-selective signal boosters/bi-directional amplifiers that can be designed and customized to meet all public safety frequency band ranges. It is intended to provide reliable two-way radio and FirstNet™ signal coverage inside buildings, tunnels and other structures. The band selective design delivers a reliable performance in even the most challenging RF environments.

State of the art design delivers high reliability and excellent performance in a small, lightweight, and economical package. Gamewell-FCI Class B BDAs have been tested and evaluated in accordance with UL2524 1st Edition requirements for In-building 2-Way Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems, NFPA and IBC/IFC standards compliance—making it the best choice for public safety and other mission critical applications.

SWIFT™ Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology 

SWIFT™ Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology is a Class A, commercial wireless fire detection system using a robust mesh network that integrates with existing Gamewell-FCI fire alarm systems. SWIFT sensors detect fire, just like their wired counterparts, while providing installation flexibility in a wireless format. Our wireless fi re detection system is ideal for challenging applications where running traditional wire is inefficient or difficult such as portable classrooms, temporary buildings, traveling exhibits, or locations with concrete walls, ceilings or buried wires. On job sites that contain asbestos, the SWIFT detection system offers a worry-free option over traditional hard wire detectors to avoid dangerous installations. When aesthetics matter, the SWIFT detection system offers unobtrusive fi re detection and eliminates the need for surface mount conduit when working with ornate building designs.


Fike has long been known for being a leader in service, support and delivery in the fire protection industry. Fike’s state-of-the-art CyberCat® fire alarm and communications system is revolutionary in its speed, intelligence and flexibility. And the intelligent CyberCat Alarms control system is available for about the same price as standard fire alarm systems. Incredible Service, Superior Product — Unparalleled Value!

Split-Second Speed and Intelligence

A CyberCat fire alarm control panel cuts alarm response time between manual pull station and strobe activation to as little as one-quarter second! In addition, each CyberCat intelligent fire alarm system comes standard with the latest peer-to-peer technology. That means every fire alarm sensor and module can act as a peer, giving them the ability to communicate directly with the fire alarm panel…and with each other! Every fire alarm device can also generate highly detailed, accurate information, such as the exact location of the fire; and modules can be programmed to perform process management tasks such as shutdowns, HVAC, voice evacuation systems, elevators and Security / CCTV / Building management awareness.

Fire Alarm Solutions that Fit YOUR Needs

With Fike’s family of intelligent fire alarm systems, you have just the right protection to fit your application.

CyberCat 1016 Fire Alarm System For larger applications, choose the CyberCat 1016 Fire Alarm System for the ability to manage up to 1,016 devices, including any combination of fire protection sensors and modules. Plus you have the capability to network* (fiber, copper or Ethernet) up to 128 CyberCat fire alarm panels – that’s over 130,000 devices!

CyberCat 254 Fire Alarm System The CyberCat 254  fire alarm panel offers all the same unique speed and intelligence benefits, in a single loop version for an incredible value. Plus the CyberCat 254 has the ability to handle as many as 254 devices and network* up to 128 CyberCat fire alarm panels.

CyberCat 50 Fire Alarm System The CyberCat 50 has all the power and technology of the other systems, at a cost and size suitable for stand-alone or smaller business applications.

*The CyberCat 1016 and 254 can be networked through fiber, copper or Ethernet. The CyberCat 50 can be networked through Ethernet only.

PRECISE Event Management Software and Computer Graphics

Used with the intelligent CyberCat® Fire Alarm Panel

Fike offers the best solutions in graphic monitoring of intelligent fire alarm systems… at a cost that fits your budget. These event management packages directly interface with your fire alarm system, allowing you detailed, visual information on exactly what is happening in your facility – so the safest, most efficient action can be taken.

Precise Vision – an easy to configure, intuitive, windows-based event management system designed to help facility managers and personnel quickly assess and react to alarm and trouble situations. PRECISE VISION monitors all Fike addressable fire alarm systems and provides complete device detail and event updates, with just a few clicks.

  • Zoom in and out of floor plans to view all conditions, routes, shut-offs and hazards
  • Quickly navigate to floors and locations of events
  • Display event history and progression
  • Email alerts directly to key personnel
  • Save hours of input time during initial start-up by downloading from the CyberCat fire alarm system configuration

For more information on the Precise Vision product line click here.


Fike Video is a turnkey video smoke detection solution. The state-of-the-art, camera-based Fike Video Analytics smoke detection system, visually detects the presence of flame or smoke at its source, independent of airflow in the area. Fike Video Analytics represents a critical advantage for early warning fire detection, especially for challenging environments and open area venues.

FIKE Video Analytics IP Smoke Detection Camera

The Fike Video Analytics IP camera combines the enhanced resolution and picture clarity of a standard network camera with built-in flame, smoke and motion detector capabilities. The FM-approved technology detects:

  • Presence of flames within the field of view of the camera
  • Reflected fire light when flames are obstructed
  • Presence of pluming smoke clouds and ambient smoke
  • Unauthorized Intrusion

FIKE Video Management Software Flame, Smoke and Intrusion Detection Monitoring

Fike Video Management Software is a state-of-the-art monitoring, investigative and administrative tool designed to seamlessly access multiple FSM-servers. Fike Video Management Software combines physical security with early warning flame and smoke detection:

  • Access multiple FSM-IP at a time
  • Integrates building, site and floor plans, as well as 3rd-party systems
  • Remote monitoring over the Internet
  • Playback of archived events

Can existing security equipment be used to protect the facility form fire?  Yes…with Fike Video Analytics Server

Fike Video Analytics Server is a Wintel based solution for flame, smoke and intrusion detection, designed for use in places where analog/network cameras are already in place. While the result may not be an NFPA approved solution, the Fike Video Analytics Server uses the same algorithms as the Fike Video Analytics IP™ camera and is capable of detecting and alarming on a variety of events. The Fike Video Analytics Server can process video signals from up to 16 ONVIF video streams and can be used over a single network by one Fike Video Analytics workstation for easy scalability. Providing early warning flame, smoke and motion detection similar to the Fike Video Analytics IP camera along with remote playback of archived events.


When do you need to know there is a fire?

When high value assets, equipment or irreplaceable items are at stake, early warning of a smoke or fire problem, is essential. Our air sampling or air monitoring equipment actively pulls in room air to a special chamber where it can detect the presence of particles that are created in the very early stages of combustion, even before smoke is visible. With the world’s widest sensitivity range, VESDA air monitoring produces multi-level warnings at the very early stage of an impending fire. This provides the valuable time necessary to initiate a flexible, appropriate response.

VESDA detection for Computer Rooms

VESDA detection is ideal for area that have high airflow. Conventional smoke detectors struggle to activate with high amounts of air passing through their chambers. VESDA detectors draw smoke from the aspirating pipe and the holes in the pipe collectively capture the air and draw it back to the VESDA detector. VESDA smoke detection is far more responsive than conventional smoke detectors.

VESDA detection for Fire Suppression Applications

VESDA detection with Fire Suppression is a fantastic combination. With ever increasing environmental responsibilities, it is essential that a fire suppression system should deploy unnecessarily. VESDA smoke detection use in conjunction with conventional smoke detection is a perfect match. Preferably VESDA detection samples the air across the return plenums of the air conditioning systems which provide primary smoke detection! An alert alarm can be raised and human intervention can prevent the gas from discharging!

VESDA detection for Warehouses

VESDA smoke detection is a suitable replacement for conventional smoke detection where accessibility is limited. For example, VESDA detection will be better suited to a warehouse with smoke detectors situated at high levels. Conventional smoke detectors can become faulty and access equipment will need to be deployed, this can be extremely disruptive to operation and it is also dangerous. VESDA smoke detection eliminates this issue as the aspirating pipe work will be located at high levels and the VESDA detector will be located at accessible levels. Aspirating pipe will replace the smoke detectors at high level, with holes in the aspirating pipe replacing the smoke detectors.

VESDA detection for Cold Storage

VESDA smoke detection is commonly used where temperatures are not suitable for other types of smoke detection. For example, a cold room operating temperatures ranging from -4°F to 40° F, is an ideal environment for VESDA smoke detection. Cold temperatures will ice up the optical chambers of conventional smoke detectors rendering the system useless. VESDA detectors are located outside the cold environment, with aspirating pipe work located within the risk or outside the risk with capillary smoke sampling heads located within the risk! The cold air is then drawn to the VESDA smoke detector and is naturally heated before it arrives at the VESDA laser chamber. The condensation is collected at a condensate water trap and dry air arrives for sampling by the VESDA detector. In extreme cases air dryers may be needed, but in the most, are not required for the VESDA system!

Where VERY early detection of smoke is an absolute necessity. . . there is no substitute for aspirating air sampling detection. The VESDA line of air sampling detectors is the most widely specified, installed, and has a proven track record of reliability.


Linear heat and fire detection cable (LHD) will sense an excessive temperature or fire condition at any point along its length and display its location at the control panel. Designed for use in a wide variety of fire and heat detection applications, LHD cable is particularly suited for harsh environmental conditions, applications where maintenance access is in a physical or hazardous area, and/or where there is a requirement to cost-effectively install detection in close proximity to the hazard.

Linear Heat Detection cable is a combination of advanced polymer and digital technologies that can detect heat conditions anywhere along the length of the cable. The cable is comprised of two tri-metallic conductors individually insulated with a heat sensitive polymer outer-layer, and engineered to break down at specific fixed temperatures. This allows the twisted conductors to make contact and initiate an alarm condition at the control panel, without any calibration for changes in the ambient temperature. Nor is it required that a specific length be heated in order to initiate an alarm, adding to the versatility of this unique product.

For further flexibility, our LHD cable can be utilized with control panels by utilizing either addressable monitor modules on an intelligent system, or by connecting the cable directly to the detection circuit of a conventional panel. In addition, the distance locating option allows the control panel to identify and display the exact location, in feet or meters from the control panel, where the heat source interacted with the linear heat detection. That’s a tremendous amount of valuable information in a small, easy to install and maintain detection package!

Typical Applications Include:

  • Electrical Switchgear
  • In Rack Freezer Storage
  • In Rack Cooler Storage
  • Archive and Warehouse Storage
  • Elevator shafts
  • Cooling Towers
  • Conveyors
  • High, hard to reach ceiling areas


  • Cable spreading rooms
  • Terminal rooms
  • Generators
  • Tunnels
  • Bridges
  • Parking Garages
  • Engine Bays
  • Concealed, combustible spaces such as attics or spaces above t-bar ceilings



The field of flame detection is an ever evolving arena with industrial applications ranging from telecom facilities to petrochemical plants to electrical equipment spaces. Current technologies include triple UV, IR, and new Multi spectrum devices.

Utilizing its aerospace and military electro-optical sensor expertise, optical flame detectors are designed to ensure rapid, accurate, and reliable single housing detection of both hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon fires. Detection, alarm, and alarm verification are achieved without costly and nuisance false alarms in the most difficult industrial indoor and outdoor applications under the most extreme environmental conditions.

Typical Installations Include:

  • Oil, Gas, & Petrochemical Refineries & Facilities
  • Gas Turbines
  • Compressor Stations
  • Power Plants
  • Aircraft Hangars
  • Warehouses
  • Co-Generation Plants
  • Wet Bench Surface Areas, Plenums


  • Liquid Paint Spray Lines
  • Powder Coating Booths
  • Drying Ovens
  • Aerosol Filling
  • Power Transformers
  • Engine Test Cells
  • Munitions production
  • Explosives production
  • Manufacture of other       explosive material


Fire protection is important to your business. Finding the solutions to your fire protection needs is something we have been doing since 1983. Contact Suppression Systems, Inc. at 1-800-360-0687 for a System Sales and Design Consultant to perform a needs analysis at your facility.