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by Housedays
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: The 2010s generation of fire alarms.
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: The 2010s generation of fire alarms.

I love Wheelock Exceders. The built-in covers are so cool.
by Housedays
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: The 2010s generation of fire alarms.
Replies: 7
Views: 186

The 2010s generation of fire alarms.

This is the thread to discuss and post pictures of fire alarm devices that came out in the 2010s.
by Housedays
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: NAs where it can be hard to tell a remote strobe and horn/strobe apart.
Replies: 4
Views: 148

NAs where it can be hard to tell a remote strobe and horn/strobe apart.

This is a thread to discuss NAs where the remote strobes and horn/strobes look similar and can be hard to tell apart.

The Edwards NA with the picture of the running man.
by Housedays
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How would things be if Walmart stores had fire drills regularly like schools do?
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: How would things be if Walmart stores had fire drills regularly like schools do?

I think stores might not want to have fire drills due to the fact that they would risk losing some of their shoppers who might decide to just drive away and go somewhere else. Also shoplifters would take advantage of it. Plus it would be a large inconvenience for the shoppers to have to evacuate the...
by Housedays
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How would things be if Walmart stores had fire drills regularly like schools do?
Replies: 4
Views: 210

How would things be if Walmart stores had fire drills regularly like schools do?

How would things be if Walmart stores had fire drills regularly like schools do?
by Housedays
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: "Please disregard the fire alarm."
Replies: 5
Views: 288

"Please disregard the fire alarm."

I remember sometimes hearing this announcement at school over the PA speakers.
by Housedays
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire alarms from the 1980s and 1970s sounding like scoreboard buzzers.
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Fire alarms from the 1980s and 1970s sounding like scoreboard buzzers.

I have commonly seen the sound of fore alarms from the 80s and 70s compared to scoreboard buzzers. People say those alarms sound like scoreboard buzzers.
by Housedays
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motion sensors are NOT cameras!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Motion sensors are NOT cameras!!!

I have also seen people mistake motion detectors for smoke detectors.
by Housedays
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Gentex minihorn horn/strobe in a small restroom stall at ear level.
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Gentex minihorn horn/strobe in a small restroom stall at ear level.

Here's the Belk store I am talking about. Someone made a YouTube video of the elevator in it. In the video you can see one of the Gentex minihorn NAs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ATO70hJ7A
by Housedays
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Gentex minihorn horn/strobe in a small restroom stall at ear level.
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Gentex minihorn horn/strobe in a small restroom stall at ear level.

A Belk department store at a local mall has a Gentex minihorn horn/strobe located in a three stall restroom on the wall in one of the small stalls. When you walk into that stall the horn/strobe is at ear level with your ear right next to it. Yes, minihorns aren't that loud, but still.
by Housedays
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: An old fire alarm system with no panel.
Replies: 2
Views: 238

An old fire alarm system with no panel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOTTQuKS3UU

This video has an old fire alarm system from the 1980s with no FACP.
by Housedays
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Did any school you went to have fire drill forms?
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Did any school you went to have fire drill forms?

One of my elementary schools had fire drill forms. During each fire drill the teacher would grab one of the forms and be required to fill it out.
by Housedays
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?
Replies: 29
Views: 1171

Re: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?

I am at a Nissan car dealership right now that has Gentex commander horn/strobes and BG-12 pull stations. The pull stations are necessary because the building has no sprinkler system and only one visible smoke detector near the restrooms.
by Housedays
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?
Replies: 29
Views: 1171

Re: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?

I think my city is one that still requires pull stations throughout buildings in fully sprinklered buildings or at least recommends them. There are new stores that opened up in 2017 and 2018 that have pull stations by each exit in my area.