The technical alarm device IQ8TAL is a fully-fledged loop device of the IQ8Control and FlexES Control fire detection systems and facilitates the detection and forwarding of technical alarms. The IQ8TAL is equipped with an integrated loop isolator, a contact input and a relay output. The integrated relay can be optionally configured as a normally-closed contact or as a normally-open contact. An external NO or NC may be connected to a single IQ8TAL. When an alarm is triggered the address and the programmed additional text of the IQ8TAL to which the contact is connected are displayed automatically. The IQ8TAL does not need a separate voltage supply. In order to increase the IP protection class, the optional IP 55 protection kit (Part No. 704965) can be used.