Posted June 2, 2023

Do you have an EDA Millennium or Zerio wireless fire alarm system?

The EDA Millennium and Zerio wireless fire alarm systems are in the process of becoming obsolete.

Now is a good time to start planning for the 2026 deadline for a new replacement system.

Why are they becoing obsolete?
From 2011 the Millennium system could not be used for new installations due to EN54 part 25 and BS5839 Part-1 new relevant standards.

In 2021 the manufacturer EDA will completely stop supporting the Millennium system and now recommends upgrading to the Zerio Plus range which is fully compliant, and type approved.

As a manufacturer, EDA is not allowed to place products on the fire protection market that have not been certified by a third party.

Official Advice
The official advice given is that any extensions to existing Millennium or Zerio systems must be done using the new fully compliant equipment linked to the original system.

The Zerio Plus is a direct replacement for the non-compliant Millennium and Zerio systems. The frequency EDA systems were using had to be changed; therefore, it was necessary for them to design a new model range.

If you are replacing an existing fire alarm system, the base plates of the new Zerio Plus system are compatible with the older models.

The new devices simply sit into the existing bases mounted on the ceilings. The fire alarm panel network will require re-surveying and upgrading to meet the new frequency requirements of the system.

FIA Annouced
The FIA (Fire Industry Association) has announced that where existing devices need to be replaced that are not compliant with the EN54 part 25 legislation, it is acceptable to replace these devices for ‘like for like’ replacements, i.e., the new devices must function to the exact same specifications of the units being replaced.

For more help and advice on Millennium and Zerio wireless fire alarm system or the upgrading of your legacy fire alarm system, please contact us to arrange a site survey.

In the meantime, SS Systems can support your legacy EDA Millennium and Zerio wireless fire alarm system maintenance.

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