DSC FSA-410 - 4-Wire Photoelectric Smoke Detector Reviews
Submitted on 05/13/2020 Alarm Grid
The DSC FSA-410 is a 4-wire smoke detector that works with nearly any system that supports 4-wire smoke detects. As is the case with nearly any 4-wire smoke detector, you will need a relay and some other equipment to use the DSC FSA-410. The product has been discontinued, so you will be unlikely to find a new model anywhere. But should you come across a used model somewhere, it should work just fine. We think the DSC FS-410 is a great product, and we reward it graciously with a 5 Star rating.
There are many positive things we can say about the DSC FSA-410 Smoke Detector. It works with nearly any system that supports 4-wire smoke detectors. You have many options in choosing a zone for the device, as 4-wire smoke detectors can really be used at any hardwired zone, provided that they are configured properly. There is a test button on the DSC FSA-410, which allows you to easily test the device. It also alerts the system and triggers a trouble condition if too much dust gathers in the device. What an exciting feature! And we appreciate the fact that the removable smoke chamber is easily accessed.
But be forewarned, as there are some downsides to the DSC FSA-410 that you should take into consideration. As we mentioned earlier, you will need all sorts of different equipment to properly configure a 4-wire smoke detector with your system. That is why many users will just use 2-wire smoke detectors at an appropriate zone. There is also the fact that you will need to physically install the sensor in order for it to work. But these downsides are minor, and they do not stop us from giving the DSC FSA-410 a 5 Star score.
Good: Versatile, Works at Any Wired Zone, Test Button, Dust Trouble alert, Removable Smoke Chamber
Bad: 4-Wire Smokes Requires Added Equipment, Must be Physically Installed
Bottom Line: 5 Stars