The battery-powered detector has a built-in local warning siren combined with a transparent LED indicator.
The alarm information can also be transferred via a wireless connection to the JABLOTRON 100+ system.
The JA-63S–100 detector combines an optical smoke sensor with a heat sensor. Both sensors have their outgoing signals processed digitally, resulting in higher false alarm immunity. The optical sensor works using a light diffusion principle and is very sensitive to the presence of large-sized particles which are characteristic of dense smokes. By contrast, the sensor is less sensitive to small-sized particles which are typical of cleanly burning fires. In particular, the smoke sensor is not capable of detecting the by-products of cleanly-burning fluids such as alcohols, for instance. This deficiency is compensated for by the built-in heat sensor. This sensor provides a slower reaction when compared to the smoke sensor, but is much better at reacting to fires with rapidly rising heat producing only a little smoke. Smoke/heat sensor participation is configurable by DIP switches.