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by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What to do with smoke alarm manuals when moving out
Replies: 5
Views: 85

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

Any relevant manuals to the house (HVAC, security, appliances, and smoke alarms) should be left behind with the new homeowner. Any other relevant notes can also be left behind such as set codes and where the control panel for the system is.
by DownsLife+Safety
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slowing Down Door Closer
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Slowing Down Door Closer

Hello! I’m working on a musical production for my school. Unfortunately, we have a stage door that slams shut and makes a very loud bang. It’s a hassle trying to keep the backstage area quiet during show times and we would like to get this fixed. Is there a way to slow the door closer down so that i...
by DownsLife+Safety
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Security System Help
Topic: Adding a Key Fob
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Adding a Key Fob

Do you have a wireless receiver set up and programmed on the NX-8 system? If so, what type is it? It can either be an 148RF keypad (LCD screen with a wireless receiver built in) or a separate wireless receiver within the system.
by DownsLife+Safety
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 31
Views: 601

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

'nother one 'cause why not? Y'see those mini-horns they put in hotel rooms? People sometimes mistake these for security cameras and put tape over them, being persuaded that it's a security camera or a microphone. I've never seen this in person. but for sure I recall someone talked about this on the...
by DownsLife+Safety
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Schools not evacuating during a fire alarm
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Schools not evacuating during a fire alarm

We have yet to adopt it. I'm hoping they're going to do some more reliable alternative if that ever gets implemented. That being said, we have had people attempt arson at our school which did require a full evacuation. Luckily, we do have a verification of another school bell they manually activate ...
by DownsLife+Safety
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Alarms in Korea
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Alarms in Korea

Is the red light in Korea solely and visual fire alarm box indicator light, or does it also flash when a fire condition is reported? I know that Taiwan has their lights flash if a fire alarm goes off to signal occupants to evacuate. Cool systems! Do you have any media on smoke alarms? Here's a video...
by DownsLife+Safety
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What are some things that the General Public misconceives about Fire Alarms that drive you crazy?
Replies: 31
Views: 601

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

My science teacher thought that the ceiling mount genesis speaker/strobe was a smoke detector. I wasn't super surprised at that one though - most science rooms are supposed to have smoke detectors, and the building designers coincidentally decided to mount a notification appliance to the ceiling. I ...
by DownsLife+Safety
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Disturbing new detail about my school
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Disturbing new detail about my school

Contact the plant engineer and the administrator in charge of building management. They usually get it fixed in relatively a short time (because it's a school). An email and some photographic evidence should do. If you're unable to obtain photographic evidence, CC your teacher and have her follow up...
by DownsLife+Safety
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: RTU Duct Detector Disabled
Replies: 1
Views: 83

RTU Duct Detector Disabled

My school has had an RTU Duct Detector disabled for over two months. It's set as a supervisory zone so I'm not exactly sure why it would be disabled for such a long period of time. So I have a few questions: Why would an RTU duct detector be disabled for so long? I would understand a day or two, but...
by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarm Sound Samples Needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Fire Alarm Sound Samples Needed!

Hey guys!
Thank you so much for your support. I've completed most of my experimentation for now so I've got what I needed from you guys.

Thanks again!

(mod please close this topic... I can't seem to get it to report correctly)
by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 100
Views: 3415

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

ew fortnite but wait what do you do during a tsunami drill the building would fall if you were on the top floor and it would flood if you were on the bottom floor It depends on how the building is built. For example, some buildings in Japan are structured in a manner where you can immediately go to...
by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: NYC FIre Alarm
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: NYC FIre Alarm

I know a common thing that they do is that they put a white stripe with a red background over the pull station or behind the pull station so that it's easier to identify. Not sure why they do that or if it's actually over the code. Also, all exit signs have to be red, and newer ones have to meet cer...
by DownsLife+Safety
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarm Sound Samples Needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Fire Alarm Sound Samples Needed!

Simplex Truealert or Truealert ES or a similar sounding horn [/b] *snip* Some notes for the sounds: Sounds should be loud and clear; not distorted. Excessive background noise should not be heard. Each device sample should have been used or approved for a fire alarm system. Each sound sample should ...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarm Sound Samples Needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Fire Alarm Sound Samples Needed!

Hey everyone! I am working on a science fair on what fire alarm sounds work best to evacuate building occupants. In order for me to answer my question, I need help collecting fire alarm sound samples. The following sounds are needed (specific brand names are not required unless given below): A high ...
by DownsLife+Safety
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: The Suggestion Box
Topic: Revert the forum theme
Replies: 31
Views: 876

Re: Revert the forum theme

As for the mark forum as read button, this is something that we can admit and say we didn’t notice it was missing. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t add it ourselves here, so we will look into what is necessary and I’m sure we can get that button back in the near future. For the longest time...