Application Spotlight: Ghost Towns


“Ghost towns” are typically described as deserted towns with few or no inhabitants. Ghost towns are also known in the United States as mining or mill towns. These towns are generally deserted for a number of reasons including depleted natural resources, human intervention, disasters or wars. Oftentimes, these ghost towns are on the registry of National Historic Landmarks and contain priceless artifacts. The preservation of the buildings and artifacts in ghost towns is valuable because through them, more can be learned about these towns and the people who once inhabited them.

One major threat to the preservation of ghost towns is fires, which can potentially damage or destroy these historical buildings. To mitigate any fire threats, it is common to install a heat detection system. Some of the challenges associated with heat detection systems in this type of remote environment include rapid changes between day and night time temperatures as well as harsh seasonal changes from summer to winter. Lastly, a heat detection system must balance functionality with the historic ascetics of the town.

Protectowire FireSystems has a solution for heat detection in ghost towns. Protectowire Linear Heat Detectors provides heat detection anywhere along the cable’s length and is immune to rapid temperature changes and/or seasonal fluctuations. In addition to the functional attributes of Protectowire Linear Heat Detectors, the system is easy to install and capable of providing detection lengths up to thousands of feet per zone. The linear heat detector can easily be connected to either conventional or addressable control equipment making integration into any type of fire alarm system simple.


For more information on our Protectowire Linear Heat Detectors, contact us today.







Best Practices for Installing Linear Heat Detection

This video will provide you with best practices for installing Protectowire Linear Heat Detection products.

Learn More