It’s a home run for fire protection at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, home to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Toronto Blue Jays' Double-A affiliate team. A new fire system ensures that only the bats are smokin' hot at the stadium.

The stadium's old fire system was badly damaged during a snowstorm when a power surge took the system offline and damaged a number of internal components. Stadium officials worked with fire alarm and security integrator Capitol Alarm Systems Inc., of Penacook, N.H., to identify a more reliable, surge-resistant replacement.

Value and dependability were two key factors stadium officials were looking for when they chose to go with the Fire-Lite Alarms system by Honeywell, said Shaun Meredith, director of facilities at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, the Fisher Cats' home base.

"It's a large investment for us and we wanted to make sure we were getting a good value for what we were paying for," he explained. "It's a ballpark; it's a large facility and we needed a dependable system that would allow us to identify and take care of any issues as quickly as possible."

To increase protection against electric shock damage to its systems, Fire-Lite Alarms recently redesigned its control panels' major hardware components to offer more robust surge protection. For fast diagnostic purposes, new color-coded LED lights were also added, which indicate status of the panel's operations, and when necessary, where service on the system is needed.

"Obviously, that was a big factor in our decision-making process. We wanted something that had good surge protection and was reliable," said Meredith. "In looking at this system, it was a good fit for what we were looking for at the ballpark."