Silent Knight donates fire alarm system to Humane Society
Northford, Conn.-based Silent Knight by Honeywell and Mankato, Minn.-based Spectrum Systems have donated and installed an addressable IntelliKnight 5700 fire alarm and System Sensor detection devices to the newly constructed Riverside Regional Pet Center in Mankato. Opened in January by the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society (BENCHS), the new 6,266-square-foot facility is designed to be a sustainable, environmentally friendly shelter for approximately 80 animals.
The new shelter comprises a variety of rooms, including a garage, surgical/exam room, office space and separate kennel areas. Spectrum Systems chose the IntelliKnight 5700 addressable fire alarm system because it has a feature that controls detector sensitivities to reduce false alarms. “The fact that the 5700 is addressable will allow the Humane Society to quickly and efficiently respond in case of a fire-related emergency,” said Spectrum Systems President Bill Winkler.
Since 1977, BENCHS has cared for, rehabilitated and sheltered animals until they are adopted. “The new shelter will be a showcase in our community, region and state,” said Susan Kroon, BENCHS’ board of directors’ president. “We want to thank Silent Knight for gifting the shelter this wonderful system. The dogs and cats are so fortunate to have caring people reach out to them.”