Product of the Month – VESDA VEA Addressable Aspirating Smoke Detector


After releasing some new products this year, Eurofyre thought it would only be right to bring back our product of the month. This month we have selected the VESDA-E VEA Addressable Smoke Detector from Xtralis. The VESDA-E VEA combines pinpoint addressability with VESDA early warning smoke detection and a variety of annunciation options that exceed traditional spot detectors.

How It Works

VESDA-E VEA detectors draw a mixture of air from a network of sampling pipes into its detection chamber, once smoke particles have been detected and the smoke reaches the set alarm threshold, the system will trigger its alarm. The system then uses a rotary valve to individually test each sampling point to sequentially scan the sampling locations to identify the specific area where smoke is present. At any point, including if the system is in pre-alarm, the user will be able to easily detect which area is affected by manually initiating a smoke scan of all locations.

Key Features

  • Ethernet WiFi Connectivity
    Ethernet and WiFi connectivity are typical features of VESDA detectors, this means detectors can be added to a corporate network and are able to connect wirelessly to WiFi enabled devices with Xtralis configuration software installed.
  • iVESDA
    As well as being able to connect to the internet, the VESDA-E VEA also gives users the option to download the iVESDA mobile app to monitor their device from any location for a efficient and effective response.
  • VESDAnetTM
    VEA devices and detectors communicate on VESDAnet which offers a robust communication network for centralised control, configuration, maintenance and monitoring and primary reporting.


VESDA-E VEA addressable smoke detectors are able to protect a variety of areas where an accurate location of fire is of utmost importance and are, therefore, the perfect solution for applications such as:

  • Education facilities
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Offices
  • Prisons
  • Retail stores

VEA detectors also provide value where:

  • False alarms are costly
  • Disruption is unwanted
  • Installation and maintenance costs need to be kept to a minimum
  • Spot detection is tough to reach



The VESDA-E VEA Addressable Smoke Detector is fully approved by VdS and holds the VdS 2344:2014-07 and VdS 2504:1996-12 approvals. VdS is an independent institution that has been around for many decades, ensuring safety and trust in the fields of fire protection and security. VdS develops advanced safety concepts for commercial and industrial enterprises, system businesses and leading manufacturers as well as independent specialists and specialist firms like Eurofyre.


UL aim to promote safe living in working environments and support the production and use of products which are environmentally and physically safe. UL apply their efforts to prevent and reduce the loss of life and properties. UL develop and publish specifications and standards for fire and life safety products.


The VESDA-E VEA Addressable Smoke Detector is also certified under the ULC safety scheme which demonstrates the system is an effective and reliable fire safety system.

If you would like to discuss the VESDA-E VEA Addressable Smoke Detector or any of our other products please feel free to get in touch either by phone on +44 (0) 1329 835 024, by email to [email protected] or via the online enquiry form situated on our contact page.

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