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by HappyJigg
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: MS-9600UDLS wont boot up correctly
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: MS-9600UDLS wont boot up correctly

I would check to see if there is any damage or scratches on the board. Did you remove any knockouts? Are there debris in the cabinet? Is the correct voltage being supplied to the panel?
by HappyJigg
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire alarms at the worst/best times
Replies: 58
Views: 11220

Re: Fire alarms at the worst/best times

The first time was some curtains being placed onto an incandescent bulb, and the second was the same but with towels, except it was much less severe as I was able to stop it in less than a minute. It was very scary.
by HappyJigg
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Getting Asterisk / alarmreceiver to read DTMF digits properly.
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Getting Asterisk / alarmreceiver to read DTMF digits properly.

I have listened in, and the 5820XL sounds like it is doing the right stuff, but I should record it. The panel does hang up if I play it the kissoff tone.
by HappyJigg
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire alarms at the worst/best times
Replies: 58
Views: 11220

Re: Fire alarms at the worst/best times

The hardwired smokes went off in my house for a legit fire, and again my security system went off at 9:00 PM for another legit fire. Having to use an extinguisher moments after saying goodnight to your family and closing your eyes to go to sleep is a strange experience.
by HappyJigg
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Getting Asterisk / alarmreceiver to read DTMF digits properly.
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Getting Asterisk / alarmreceiver to read DTMF digits properly.

I will continue to work with this when I get my server back up in a bit. I believe that asterisk cannot the 50ms DTMF tones as they are too short in duration and asterisk ends up skipping some of them. I would agree that if this works, it would be extremely useful for testing panels in the field, bu...
by HappyJigg
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Getting Asterisk / alarmreceiver to read DTMF digits properly.
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Getting Asterisk / alarmreceiver to read DTMF digits properly.

I set the ATA back to rfc2833 and reset the timers in alarmreceiver.conf to more reasonable values. I have been able to get alarmreceiver to respond by dialing the digits into a phone. I am absolutely sure the 5820XL is sending Contact ID. I have attached an image of the asterisk console when the 58...
by HappyJigg
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Getting Asterisk / alarmreceiver to read DTMF digits properly.
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Getting Asterisk / alarmreceiver to read DTMF digits properly.

I know this may not be directly related to fire alarms, but I know that some people here have tried and been able to do this. I am trying to use Asterisk and its alarmreceiver module to connect with my 5820XL. The 5820XL is connected to a Grandstream HT802. Alarmreceiver is working for the most part...
by HappyJigg
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: New System Sensor Addressable Wireless A/V Devices
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: New System Sensor Addressable Wireless A/V Devices

I wonder how well they work for buildings with 16 inches thick concrete wall I guess the range might be similar to WiFi, but I wonder how many hops the signal can make before degrading. Each device was probably made with accurate transmission and battery life in mind, so I can't imagine the range w...
by HappyJigg
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: New System Sensor Addressable Wireless A/V Devices
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: New System Sensor Addressable Wireless A/V Devices

I was expecting these to require external power but 754 minutes for a horn strobe is insane. It shows how far technology has come.
by HappyJigg
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cisco phone compatibility
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Cisco phone compatibility

I am looking to connect a CP-7942G or similar phone to an Asterisk server I will be setting up, but upon doing some research I found many places saying that some of these phones (specifically the ones with G in the number) supposedly require Cisco manager in some situations. When do these require th...
by HappyJigg
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Silent Knight New Panels
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: Silent Knight New Panels

The 6000 series NEEDS HFSS to do any kind of mapping, and the networking is ONLY for reporting, just to let you use one panel for reporting. It is not as exciting as it sounds at first, but at least the 6820 still goes in the same cabinet as the 5808, 5208, and the IFP 100.
by HappyJigg
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Security System Help
Topic: Honeywell Vista 15p Download Problems
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Re: Honeywell Vista 15p Download Problems

Did you try to program the panel from the keypad? If you are using a serial port, I would recommend checking the baud rate. That is what prevented me from programming my panels until I figured it out.
by HappyJigg
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:34 pm
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: 2196

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

"oh my god the pull station smell smoke so the fire sprinnkles spray water". In the first spongebob movie the all of the fire sprinklers in shell city activated because smoke touched one of them. People overestimate the sensitivity and false alarm proneness of fire alarm systems. Spongebob and Patri...
by HappyJigg
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Siemens rebranding EST equipment
Replies: 23
Views: 1059

Re: Siemens rebranding EST equipment

This may have happened before Siemens purchased Cerberus Pyrotronics. Honeywell rebranded the EST 3 for a time, and it seems to be in the right timeframe.
by HappyJigg
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Manual for Johnson controls BGX-101l
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Manual for Johnson controls BGX-101l

This is what you might be looking for. It is rebranded by A*T but it's the same exact thing. http://firealarmresources.com/wp-conten ... /50175.pdf