Kidde VM-1R Complete System with User Interface

Key Features:

  • One Class A or Class B intelligent device loop standard, op­tional loops brings control panel capacity to 1000 devices
  • 24-line by 40-character backlit LCD capable of displaying eight simultaneous events
  • Optional voice evacuation and firefighter’s telephone
  • Suitable for low frequency signaling in sleeping areas
  • Optional network interface slots on the back of a swingable mounting chassis
  • Electronic addressing with automatic device mapping
  • Optional Ethernet port for diagnostics, programming
  • Supports strobe synchronization
  • Supports up to 30 R-Series remote annunciators with either Class A or Class B wiring
  • Networkable up to 24 VM control panels
  • Patented Voltage Boost™ technology delivers constant voltage even at low battery power
  • 10 Amp UL listed power supply
  • Integrated Carbon Monoxide gas sensing
  • 4 On-board Notification Appliance Circuits
  • Room for 3 optional front panel LED/Switch modules
  • Optional: Ethernet interface, earthquake hardening

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Kidde’s VM-1R Complete System with User Interface was designed with leading edge computing power, yet it is still highly flexible. It can be used in a simple, single building as a standalone system and can also be part of a network with thousands of points across multiple buildings. Unlike other mid-range systems, it has an optional voice evacuation function making it a cost-effective solution for multiple applications.

Efficient, cost-effective networking

The VM-1R network can comprise up to 8 control panels – enough to serve the needs of most campuses and larger buildings. Highly ef­ficient RS485 connectivity, plus fiber-optic communications deliver faster response times and more sophisticated diagnostic capabili­ties, while remote annunciation solutions keep basic monitoring and control always within reach.

Audio that speaks for itself

Kidde VM-1R features 3 channels of inte­grated digital audio with up to 2 minutes of programmable message storage. An optional paging control center includes a paging microphone which can be added as a firefighters’ telephone. Auxiliary inputs are available for mass notification operations and connection to external systems.

Versatility built right in

The control panel has room for 3 fully programmable front panel switch/LED strips. Each strip includes 12 switches with 2 associated LEDs (one quad-color, and one yellow), and a custom label area. LED color designations can be assigned by the installer.

Perfect for retrofits

This unit is particularly well-suited to retrofit applications. All connections are made over standard wiring – no shielded cable required. This means that existing wiring can be used to upgrade a legacy control panel to VM-1R technology without the expense or disruption of rewiring the entire building.

Clear-cut remote annunciation

Up to 30 R-Series LCD, LED annuncia­tors and driver interface cards may be configured for each control panel on the VM-1R network. Compatible annunciators include a range of LED and LCD models that provide zone or point annunciation, as well as common control capabilities. Kidde VM-1R also sup­ports graphic annunciation with optional graphic annunciator interface modules. Each interface provides common control, indicators, and 32 LEDS. Expansion units pro­vide 48 led outputs.

Power that goes the distance

Edward’s patented Voltage Boost™ technology delivers constant 22.5 Vdc on NAC and AUX circuits – even at low battery power. This means lighter gauge cable can be used for equivalent distanc­es compared with conventional power supplies, or longer wire runs on the same gauge cable. Either way, this breakthrough technology saves time and equipment costs, making VM-1R not only a high-performance solution — but a cost-effective one as well.

Scalable IP and Cellular Communications

Several popular third-party IP/Cellular communicators have been tested with the VM-1R control panel and are compatibility listed to UL864. The IP/Cellular communicators meet NFPA72 2013 edition requirements for sole or secondary transmission paths. Using IP/ Cellular communicators can reduce the cost of ownership by eliminating POTS lines.

Technical Specifications

Voltage 24 VDC
Standby Current 381mA
Alarm Current 481mA
Quantity 3 (Alarm, Supervisory, Trouble)
Type Form C
Rating 30 VDC at 1 A
Baud rate 1200 to 38400
Length 50 ft. (6 m) max.
Resistance 13 Ω max.
Capacitance 0.7 µF max.
Length 4,000 ft. (1,219 m) max.
Resistance 90 Ω max.
Capacitance 0.3µF max.
Compatible devices RLCD-C, RLCD, RLED-C, GCI
Wire size 18 to 12 AWG (0.75 to 2.5 mm²)
Ground fault impedance 10 kΩ