A cyber security vulnerability that effects the NWS-3 was recently discovered by a Cyber Security researcher. NOTIFIER by Honeywell takes the security of our customers and products seriously. We have released an updated version of firmware that addresses this vulnerability and we recommend that the update be performed as soon as possible.

The details of the vulnerability can be found in Security Notice SN 2020-02-04 linked below

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NOTIFIER has identified a non-safety related issue with Version 4.22 Firmware for embedded gateways with Board Type: PCA for the following part numbers (NFN-GW-AU-EM-3, BACNET-GW-3) which can cause the gateways to lose communication with the respective client after 7 days from commissioning. To correct this issue, we recommend all affected gateways running version 4.22 be upgraded to version 4.23 at the next service interval.

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An issue has been identified whereby the pre-alarm condition of the FSB-200 beam detector when connected to an AFP-2800 does not operate as expected and shown in the documentation. A Pre-Alarm can be programmed via a script but it has been noted, that the FSB-200 beam detector being connected to an AFP-2800 may be staying latched in pre-alarm.

When the obscuration level of the FSB-200 beam detector reaches the 100% of the pre-alarm level, no event is added to the pre-alarm list. However, when the obscuration clears “less than 100%” a pre-alarm event is then added to the pre-alarm list and pre-alarm cannot be auto removed.

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An issue has been identified with AFP-3030 and NCA-2 CPU's whereby some stand-offs used in the assembly process were too long.resulting  in an intermittant connection between the 2 component boards. Some error messages that can be related to that issue are “Annunciator 1 fault”, “Loop 1 Comms fault”. If these messages come up, please verify. However, these messages can be related to other issues too.

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Due to obsolescence of supplier components Notifier is temporarily unable to supply the following replacement components for the IFS-2600 Fire Alarm Control Panel.
  - IFS-2600 Termination Board replacement kit

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A small number of recently manufactured I2000 Emergency Control Panels have suffered a momentary processor failure, rebooted, stopped working altogether or might have caused unwanted faults. The affected ECP boards are identified as being manufactured between April 2007 (date code D07) and September 2009 (date code I09) inclusive.

System Sensor has identified a potential issue with the Notifier FDMR-1 – Dual Input, Dual Output Modules, whereby a manufacturing defect may cause output relays to either fail to activate or fail to de-activate.

A minor issue has been identified with systems running Acclimate and SMART 4 multi-criteria detectors in CLIP mode, whereby multi-criteria devices programmed as sensitivity level 9 will still respond to alarm signals from smoke and heat as per sensitivity level 8, and are therefore unable to enter ‘heat-only’ mode.

NOTIFIER has released BacNet Gateway v3.24 firmware.

This update addresses an issue whereby Noti-Fire-Net performance may be unexpectedly slow during a de-isolate event from an AFP-2800 Fire Alarm Control Panel. It is recommended that all BacNet gateways installed on AFP-2800 networks use v3.24 for best system performance.

PB14-012 (Bacnet gateway v3_24)

Apotential issue when ABS plastic solid Tees are bonded to ASD PVC pipe using traditional PVC solvent (cement).

Solvents are formulated for the type of plastic used to manufacture the pipe, therefore using a PVC solvent to bond PVC pipe and ABS plastic solid Tees may not create a reliable seal, the problem is amplified in refrigerated applications where the colder temperatures are present.

Recommendations for this type of bonding are to:

  1. Utilise a mechanical seal in the form of rubber coupling or gland, or
  2. Use solvent specifically formulated to bond ABS plastic with PVC plastic, such as Oatey ABS To PVC Transition Green Cement, however this solvent has recommended application temperatures between 4°C to 43°C.

PB14-011 (ABS Solid T to PVC Bonding)