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by DownsLife+Safety
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School Bell & PA Systems
Replies: 44
Views: 10446

Re: School Bell & PA Systems

Is there a list of all possible Rauland Telecenter ICS tones you can choose? I'm talking about the ones where you can dial #3[tone]* and it plays that tone selected over the intercom.
by DownsLife+Safety
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Weather General Discussion
Topic: Use of Auditorium as Shelter
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Use of Auditorium as Shelter

Hey guys! I was thinking over tornado safety procedures at my school. I realized that they use the auditorium and stage as designated shelters for the fine arts wing of the school. That got me thinking - is it possible to design an auditorium (seating about 600 persons) to effectively shelter a larg...
by DownsLife+Safety
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: The Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Signals ~ A Science Fair Project
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: The Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Signals ~ A Science Fair Project

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:18 pm
It really does look like it came out nicely! Wonderful job!
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
by DownsLife+Safety
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 112
Views: 6519

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

I'm curious, how does your administration decide when to do drills? I know my school loves to do them at the last minute and sometimes at very insensible times...
by DownsLife+Safety
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: The Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Signals ~ A Science Fair Project
Replies: 2
Views: 213

The Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Signals ~ A Science Fair Project

Hi guys! Remember how I kept asking you all if you had any fire alarm sound samples I could use? Well, that was for science fair, and I'm pleased to announce the results of my science fair project, which experimented the effectiveness of different fire alarm signals. ABSTRACT Fire alarm signals are ...
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: 250

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: 115

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: 327

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: 34
Views: 1303

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: 437

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: 239

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: 34
Views: 1303

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: 272

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: 146

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: 568

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!

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