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by Simplex 2903-9101
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What tones would you prefer for voice evac?
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: What tones would you prefer for voice evac?

I would have to choose the Siemens one where it changes gender halfway through the message. If that's not progress, I don't know what is. But seriously, I would have to say that 4100U/ES slow whoop takes the cake for me. Due to the fact that the tone itself is a recording, it sounds much more "analo...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: User Created Fire Alarm Media
Topic: Smoke alarms go off in my condo complex
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: Smoke alarms go off in my condo complex

Sorry for the late response, guys. It's just 120VAC interconnected smokes with backup batteries. The system is in the basement only - the condo units have standalone smoke alarms.

I've never seen a system with just smokes and pulls. Never knew they existed. How do the pulls trip the smoke alarms?
by Simplex 2903-9101
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Fire Alarm Media
Topic: Interesting / Unusual Alarm System Vids
Replies: 301
Views: 57052

Re: Interesting / Unusual Alarm System Vids

Here's some rare ones for you - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i109CJF3bw&index=465&list=FLMJflvY_GfR62YgkjkLOKYg&t=0s - Recently dug this one up out of my "Favorites" - An Amseco BZ-54VT behind a Space Age AV-32 plate. And it actually sounds good! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlZuKpurlpQ&index...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: User Created Fire Alarm Media
Topic: 1000 Subscriber Special
Replies: 1
Views: 139

1000 Subscriber Special

Just in time for Christmas, I achieved 1000 subscriptions to my channel. I thought I'd quickly show off a few of my rare devices. It isn't much, and I didn't have a lot of time, but I hope you all enjoy nonetheless. Merry Christmas, everybody!

by Simplex 2903-9101
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: what does a simplex 2001/2120 message sound like
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: what does a simplex 2001/2120 message sound like

I believe this is from a 2001. You don't get to hear the complete message, but it does have that cassette tape sound to it. Alarm starts at 4:45

by Simplex 2903-9101
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Couch F5G reset
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Couch F5G reset

I was able to get it open today. The lock should be a simple fix.
by Simplex 2903-9101
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What to do with smoke alarm manuals when moving out
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: What to do with smoke alarm manuals when moving out

Could you possibly make photocopies if you want to keep them?
by Simplex 2903-9101
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: History of fire alarms, by generation
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: History of fire alarms, by generation

Those would definitely be good examples of second- and third- generation alarms! I guess my framework is coming in handy after all.
by Simplex 2903-9101
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Couch F5G reset
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Couch F5G reset

Nevermind - the lock is indeed stripped.
by Simplex 2903-9101
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: 4903-9200?
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: 4903-9200?

I've always been confused about why sixth-generation signals (see: https://forums.thefirepanel.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9593 ), made after the ADA was passed, often have flaws like this - i.e. non-syncable and low flash rates. Though I will say that the nominal flash rate is not always the actual fla...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: History of fire alarms, by generation
Replies: 7
Views: 421

History of fire alarms, by generation

Those interested in the history of video games may know that consoles are classified by generation. I thought I'd do the same for fire alarms. Hope you all like it. Tenth generation The current generation of fire alarm systems, beginning in the late 2010's. Characterized by advanced addressable noti...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Couch F5G reset
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Couch F5G reset

I recently bought a Couch F5G, the noncoded version of the ∏-bar pulls. It came in the pulled position. I didn't have an Allen wrench readily available, and I was unable to "cheat" the lock with a regular screwdriver. Further inspection revealed that the hole goes all the way through, unlike its sma...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:25 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?

Rolling my eyes when a student at my college thought the fire alarm (2901-9838's in continuous) was someone's phone vibrating. I might be only 23, but I was definitely thinking "Kids these days..." That would have to be a pretty big phone to make such a large noise. I really hope he was being sarca...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:02 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?

Besides the classic "pull station triggers sprinklers" and mistaking NA's for smoke detectors, I can think of a few. - Specifically being asked "Do you collect fire drills?" (I mean, if you count experience as a collection, then sure...) - The time in elementary school where a staff member pointed t...
by Simplex 2903-9101
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Schools not evacuating during a fire alarm
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Schools not evacuating during a fire alarm

It seems a number of schools are implementing fire alarm policies whereupon the students aren't allowed to evacuate until the okay is given by the school administrators. My intuition would say that this is a dumb idea, especially considering many alarm signals are loud enough to drown out the PA sys...