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by EdwardsFan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motion sensors are NOT cameras!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Motion sensors are NOT cameras!!!

They actually do have Motion sensors that look like cameras. My company also installs camera systems, we have one in our office, and one of the cameras we have looks like a motion sensor. We also have some that look like regular 120V smoke alarms. I wouldn't say they're so easy to spot, but if your ...
by EdwardsFan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Mock systems in buildings
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Mock systems in buildings

Is the main NFS-3030 part of the whole plaza of just the school? Cause my guess would be the mock system is just for them to do fire drills, while the main system controls the rest of the plaza.
by EdwardsFan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: First-Time Fire Alarm Stories
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: First-Time Fire Alarm Stories

I remember the first time hearing the fire alarms at my elementary school. I was in Grade 1, doing french when my principal comes on the P.A. system. She announces she wants to set off the fire alarms so that everyone knows what they sound like. My french teacher opens up the door, and points to the...
by EdwardsFan
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Compartmentalization vs. Nearest Exit
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Compartmentalization vs. Nearest Exit

When I was in Grade 4, our class had an fire exit door, yet our evacuation route was to still exit out the hallway and out the doors. Always found it weird why they listed the exit door in the class an alternate route and not the main one.
by EdwardsFan
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Drill Procedures
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Fire Drill Procedures

We never had blocked fire drills when I was in school that often. I remember one in 2nd grade which was 2000, none in middle school and one in high school when I was a junior in 2009. They might do them now, but they didn't do them back then. Even when the Station Nightclub fire happened. The only ...
by EdwardsFan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Trouble light on ESL 1500
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Trouble light on ESL 1500

Agreed- I would call the fire alarm company that services your system to find out the problem. Are there heat detectors in units? Most times I get problems like this, someone in their unit has messed with a heat detector or mini horn.
by EdwardsFan
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Opinion on voice evac and question on speaker current
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Opinion on voice evac and question on speaker current

I don't see a ton of voice evac. systems, as it's only required in Canada if your building is 14 stories or higher. I have seen a few mixed systems, where they have horns/bells throughout, and a paging system as well.
by EdwardsFan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm still alive!
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: I'm still alive!

Welcome back, glad to hear that life is treating you very well! I have been working as a full license fire alarm tech for almost 2 years now, for a small company that has an abundance of buildings. Love it though, have been getting tons of experience on many fire alarm systems out there! Still live ...
by EdwardsFan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Very old panel acquired
Replies: 22
Views: 1208

Re: Very old panel acquired

Wow, that is very neat indeed! Never seen anything like that before, very nice!
by EdwardsFan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Worst Fire Alarm Panel?
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: Worst Fire Alarm Panel?

From a personal standpoint, I have no least favourite panel as I have zero experience with actual fire alarm systems. However, based on what I’ve read online, the Edwards ESA2000 seems to be almost universally disliked by technicians. I’m not exactly sure why this panel is considered to be so loath...
by EdwardsFan
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The door close button in elevators.
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: The door close button in elevators.

I've heard that the door close button in some elevators won't work unless it's in firefighter mode (or whatever it's called). I've seen some work on newer elevators, but I think there is a set amount of time before the doors are allowed to close. Elevators with Fire Service need to have door open a...
by EdwardsFan
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1840
Views: 331172

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

High volume horns in a hospital, doesn't seem too bad, must give people a jump though! The one hospital we service has the EST Genesis horns all over the place, all run by an EST quickstart, which replaced an Edwards 8500 2 stage system (that had single stroke bells/chimes). Signals: Faraday 6140 (h...
by EdwardsFan
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?
Replies: 29
Views: 1242

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

For example, in the IBC chapter 9 where it tells when fire alarms are required, you'll see this little clause under most occupancy types: Exception: Manual fire alarm boxes are not required where the building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Sec...
by EdwardsFan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: User Created Fire Alarm Media
Topic: Edwardsfan Bell Tests
Replies: 26
Views: 5007

Re: Edwardsfan Bell Tests

Lol nope not at all :lol: still hoping to find them somewhere else, we only do the one building with them so far and I can't really record much in there because its a youth home. But here's one I just did the other day: bG1b_K65NtE BDMEo_mnA9s This was a bell test at a reconstructed apartment buildi...
by EdwardsFan
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: User Created Fire Alarm Media
Topic: Edwardsfan Bell Tests
Replies: 26
Views: 5007

Re: Edwardsfan Bell Tests

Been a while, had a technician quit our company (nothing bad, he just wanted a change) so it's been one busy summer with only me and my other coworker as the only licensed fire alarm techs in our company. But here are some vids I took in that time: _wYqPWtAV90 -Bell test in a small community center,...