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by kcin556
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What is the loudest fire alarm you've heard?
Replies: 67
Views: 8535

Re: What is the loudest fire alarm you've heard?

Previous post merged with existing topic
by kcin556
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: The dream that I had last night involving fire alarms
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: The dream that I had last night involving fire alarms

It's been inactive for years, let it die.

We don't expect users to search the forums before every post to see if there's an old topic. If the topic is so far out of date that it's not on the first page, then new topics are understandable.
by kcin556
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Silentknight SKSS Software CD Key
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Silentknight SKSS Software CD Key

Due to the sensitive information requested here, I am requesting that any discussion be conducted via DM.

Thanks!
by kcin556
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Weather General Discussion
Topic: Use of Auditorium as Shelter
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Use of Auditorium as Shelter

Generally you avoid areas with large ceiling spans, like gyms or auditoriums. It's a pretty weak point in the grand scope of things.
by kcin556
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: FCI MS-2 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: FCI MS-2 Question

On a standard BG-12, it doesn't really matter either. I know they use red and black wires, but at the end of the day a switch is just a switch.
by kcin556
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: New System Sensor Addressable Wireless A/V Devices
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: New System Sensor Addressable Wireless A/V Devices

I'm fairly certain the 754 minutes is in regards to the battery life on the wireless unit when activated, not the life of the device.
by kcin556
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: FCI MS-2 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: FCI MS-2 Question

A pull station is just a switch - there is no positive or negative terminal. One wire in and one wire out, and you should be good.

The switch just makes or breaks the circuit. There is nothing else going on which would require polarity to be considered.
by kcin556
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Strange fire alarm upgrade at the local Aldi storr
Replies: 30
Views: 801

Re: Strange fire alarm upgrade at the local Aldi storr

I'd venture to guess that the new devices may be installed up in the ceiling rafters now that the drop ceiling is gone. Especially if they are white, they can be VERY hard to find.
by kcin556
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Help With Starting a Career in the Fire Alarm Field
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Help With Starting a Career in the Fire Alarm Field

Think bigger picture always. If you think a degree in Electrical Engineering is within your capabilities, go for it. It is such a wide field and you will gain such a variety of experience throughout the program that your potential career paths are limitless. If fire alarms don't work out - or who kn...
by kcin556
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1686

Re: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?

The fact that people still believe one sprinkler head activates them all is still a very common misconception. That's fine and all, the frustration for me comes from the fact that most people won't give you the time of day for an explanations and would rather just believe their original thoughts.
by kcin556
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 117
Views: 7473

Re: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year

So it is basically a lock down drill then. OK. That is good to know. ALICE actually throws the idea of lockdown out the window. It's interesting to read up on, and I've helped organize and run several training sessions with campus public safety the past two years - it advocates a much more active r...
by kcin556
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Faraday MPC-2000 Programming Lockout Code
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Faraday MPC-2000 Programming Lockout Code

I was able to locate the MPC-2000 code and successfully login a few months ago.
by kcin556
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 14
Views: 787

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

I'll never forget our old friend, the overhead projector:

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by kcin556
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: The Suggestion Box
Topic: Revert the forum theme
Replies: 31
Views: 1577

Re: Revert the forum theme

Not at this time. The old theme was ultimately temporary following some compatibility issues between our orignal theme and our PHPBB software - it has always been our intention to refresh the forum with a clean, modern theme to serve our evolving community. We on the forum staff are putting a lot of...