The notifications are customizable, and will include specific information to get you to the signaling reservoir (i.e. property address, building number, floor, location, etc…) By default, the Salamander Control System will send out the following notifications (via email and SMS):
Water Detect Alert: the primary alert for a dry sprinkler system, this will alert when water has been detected in a reservoir in the dry system. This is a ‘persistent’ notification, meaning that it will continue to alert until resolution.
Low Temperature Alert: the internal water temperature of the wet system is below 48°F. This is a ‘persistent’ notification, meaning that it will continue to alert until resolution.
Device Offline: This alert will notify if a device has been offline for 150 minutes. This is a ‘persistent’ notification, meaning that it will continue to alert until resolution.
Low Battery Alert: This will alert when battery levels drop to 15% or lower. This is a ‘persistent’ notification, meaning that it will continue to alert until resolution.
Heat Relay (status on and status off): if integrating with a heat relay, this notification will let you know that local heating has been initialized. Additionally, when the internal system temperature has been satisfied (≥50°F), it will notify that the heat is turned off because the system has restored.
High Temperature Alert: the internal water temperature of the wet system is higher than 165°F. This is a ‘persistent’ notification, meaning that it will continue to alert until resolution.
No; this is completely optional. The primary function of the Salamander Reservoir and Control System is to alert ownership / management of a low temperature problems within the wet system. However, it can integrate with an on-site heater (via a relay) to initialize the local heat.
It is important that any installation be done by a qualified professional, and that all modifications to the system be done with the approval from a design engineer. We recognize that each dry fire sprinkler system is a little different, and as such, there are many options to install the versatile Salamander Reservoirs into one. Also, per NFPA guidelines, a low-point drain (also called Drip Drum or Auxiliary Drain) is required at each low point in the system. At each low point drain, Salamander Reservoirs can be installed on (or after) the condensate nipple before the bottom (closed) drain valve and plug of the low point drain.
Categories: dry systems, salamander
We recommend installing one at a point between the dry pipe valve and the first dry sprinkler head. This will serve as a first indication alert of a potential compromise of the dry pipe valve. Additionally, we recommend installing Salamander Reservoirs at each low point in the system at the auxiliary drain to detect condensation accumulation.
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Salamander Reservoirs communicate wirelessly to the Control System over an encrypted Radio Frequency (RF) connection. A great benefit to that architecture is that devices can communicate through walls, and don’t need line of sight. In fact, sensors can be over 1,000 feet away from the Control System and still connect over the secure RF connection. This bank-level security, features a 256-bit exchange to establish a global unique key, and an AES-128 CTR for all data messages so security is maintained at all communication points from the Reservoir to the Control System, the Control System to the notification back-end, and back again.

At present, the Salamander Control System does not integrate with an alarm panel / dialer. We communicate directly – and securely – with our back-end system to notify the parties designated by the customer over a cellular service. There may be a means to integrate with dialers and panels in the future, should customer demand warrant that.

No. The Salamander Reservoirs communicate with a Control System unit. The Control System has an internal a cellular gateway which uses an AT&T network for all communication and data transmittal. Since we are monitoring a life safety device, this method is much preferred over using an on-site customer network.
Yes! One Control System can support over 75 Salamander Reservoirs, and can be mixed-and-matched between wet reservoirs, dry reservoirs, and heat relays.
It is important that any installation be done by a qualified professional, and that all modifications to the system be done with the approval from a design engineer.
The Salamander Reservoirs are designed, fabricated and tested to the NFPA standard. Additionally, Salamander Reservoir has an ‘exemption’ status from Factory Mutual (FM). Should a design professional, installer or municipality desire engineering drawings, they are available upon request – please contact us using the form below.

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