20 Jun 2016

This month sees the launch of a new fire alarm panel for Bull Products’ successful range of Cygnus wireless fire alarms systems.

The new CYG6 fire alarm panel has been designed for smaller construction sites, where it can connect up to 32 devices in one zone.  Like all Cygnus systems, the product is CE marked and is used in conjunction with a choice of units including fire alarms, smoke detectors, heat detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and first aid call points. 

Housed in a robust case with push button controls and display screen, the CYG6 fire alarm panel is mains powered and also has an internal chargeable battery which will last 7 days when fully charged.  Amongst other features the new CYG6 fire alarm panel has a site evacuation option which can be used in case of emergency.

The new CYG6 has been developed from Bull Products’ original Cygnus CYG1 to be a cost-effective option for smaller construction sites.  The CYG6 is fitted with only limited software to handle up to 32 devices situated around a site whereas the original CYG1 has impressive capability of managing 480 units into 15 zones.  Nevertheless, the CYG6 can be used in conjunction with other Cygnus control panels but with reduced network capability. 

Designed specifically for use on construction sites, the CE marked Cygnus system works in dense concrete and steel structured building areas where there are many other radio frequencies in operation.  Particular attention has been given to achieving impressive connection range. 

A major feature of the complete Cygnus system is the optional CYG6 or CYG1 control panel which provide advanced capability with an event log function which records any events such as alarm activation, low battery warning and signal faults, all of which can be viewed as necessary on the history folder held on the panel.  The system also has the ability to test all units and has an evacuate function which will act as a call point to the rest of the alarm units. 

Each unit in the system can provide the panel with information at regular intervals.  This explicit information confirms the unit is still present and what the battery status of each device is.  Known as the ‘heart beat’ this message is monitored by the control panel where fitted and if the ‘heart beat’ is not heard for several intervals, the control panel logs a full status for that unit. 

A PIR option is now available on any of the modules which can detect an intruder and alert off-site personnel for added safety protection.

Bull Products offers a full one-year guarantee on all Cygnus devices and provides high levels of technical, on-site and after-sales service support in addition to its standard maintenance contracts.  

Further information on the Cygnus wireless alarm system is available from Bull Products on 01432 371170 by emailing or by visiting the company’s website at