Honeywell wins Gold Edison Award for Self-Testing Series of Fire Detectors in 2023

Published on: 27th April 2023

DCA is delighted to announce that Honeywell has been honoured by the 2023 Edison Awards with a Gold Medal for its Self-Test Series of Fire Detectors.

The Edison Awards, named after inventor Thomas Edison, honour innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of top executives, academics, and innovation leaders from across the globe and are evaluated based on concept, value, delivery and impact. This year's awards saw a record number of entries from around the world, and DCA’s client Honeywell was among the select few to be nominated as an Edison Awards finalist.

Recognized in the "Safety & Security" category for its innovative Self-test technology, DCA and Honeywell received a gold award in Fort Myers, Florida on April 20, 2023, the highest accolade a company can receive.

Self-test technology developed in collaboration with DCA and Honeywell enables smoke and heat fire detectors to be tested remotely using a compact module that fits inside the footprint of existing detectors. The module generates artificial smoke to periodically test the detector’s performance, improving inspections by eliminating barriers to testing and maintenance, including locked rooms, high ceilings, and hard-to-access spaces, ultimately creating safer building environments for people.

“We were thrilled to receive a Gold Edison Award. This is testament to the hard work and positive collaborative relationship between the Honeywell and DCA project teams,” said James May, Senior Sector Manager at DCA. “Being nominated as a finalist was an honour in itself, but winning a Gold acknowledges the achievement we have made in developing an innovative technology that will undoubtedly revolutionise the fire industry”. “We are immensely proud to have worked with Honeywell in creating a product that has the potential to make such a positive impact on society. We are honoured to be recognised among some of the very brightest and best innovators in their fields. Congratulations to all at DCA and Honeywell.”