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by cerbpyro
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Name That Fire Alarm! (2.0)
Replies: 512
Views: 100495

Re: Name That Fire Alarm! (2.0)

Name that FACP! (Bonus points for the detector on top :lol: ): 29920852_10215963013653973_275912635_n.jpg The panel is a Fire-Lite Sensiscan 200, which can handle up to 16 zones and 8 NACs and were available until the late 1990s. These were replaced by the MS-5210UD, and now the MS-10UD. The detect...
by cerbpyro
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Unnecessary fire alarm system replacements?
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Re: Unnecessary fire alarm system replacements?

My old school district has replaced two reasonably new systems in the past year. Two schools, both with 2009-2012 Fire-Lite MS-9600UDLS systems with the usual Honeywell devices had full replacements this summer. Both schools now have Siemens Cerberus PRO FC924(?) systems with HMS-D pulls, H-Series d...
by cerbpyro
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Found out something
Replies: 17
Views: 6088

Re: Found out something

Faraday also made a 9833 that has a strobe in the middle called the "5506" and a 9833 with a 7002T style strobe called the "5505". I'm also pretty sure that the "5504" (with a 7002T style strobe) and the 5940 are Simplex 4041s. Simplex 4041s are rebranded first-generation Federal Signal Vibratone 4...
by cerbpyro
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Found out something
Replies: 17
Views: 6088

Re: Found out something

That could be very possible, that they just bought parts from another manufacturer, like they did in the past... Just like the 4030, IIRC, it was never manufactured by Faraday, Simplex (and possibly IBM since Simplex bought out IBM's fire alarm division) but rather made by the [now defunct] Benjami...
by cerbpyro
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drills, Lockdowns, Evacuation Drills for the 2017-2018 School Year
Replies: 175
Views: 28210

Re: Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drills, Lockdowns, Evacuation Drills for the 2017-2018 School Year

Simplex 4051 wrote:I assume that they were flush mount and not on any light plates?
Yep, flush mounted behind the usual red grilles. The grilles are still intact, covering the old deep-flush backboxes, but all of the current signals are ceiling mount 4906-9128 TrueAlerts.
by cerbpyro
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drills, Lockdowns, Evacuation Drills for the 2017-2018 School Year
Replies: 175
Views: 28210

Re: Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drills, Lockdowns, Evacuation Drills for the 2017-2018 School Year

All three dorms at my college have horns. There's not a single voice system on campus, actually. Two dorms have a mixture of Vibratone 350s, Wheelock 31T-115s, and Edwards 874-N5 120VAC AdaptaHorns (both run by newer Simplex panels), but the newest dorm on campus (1968) just replaced their Simplex ...
by cerbpyro
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drills, Lockdowns, Evacuation Drills for the 2017-2018 School Year
Replies: 175
Views: 28210

Re: Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drills, Lockdowns, Evacuation Drills for the 2017-2018 School Year

Have there ever been dorms that people know of that have HORNS in them instead of speakers? It sounds a bit strange but I am curious. Sure, it's not even that uncommon. Most newer dorms that I know of have speakers, and the larger existing ones have generally seen their systems upgraded to voice-ev...
by cerbpyro
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1852
Views: 337735

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

I do have to say I think the ideas of 4051s in code-3 would be a bit weird and wouldn't sound too good. Then again, I only heard them in continuous and that was 12 years ago. My college had them but I think there were in march time. I personally think 4051s 'in the field' sounding in Temporal 3 sou...
by cerbpyro
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1852
Views: 337735

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Odell Building//Greensboro College//Greensboro, NC Panel 8-Zone, Conventional Simplex something (replacement...I'm willing to bet a 4002) Simplex 4601 RCU annunciator in the vestibule (replacement as well) Initiating Devices Simplex 4251-20 Pulls Simplex 2099-9754 (replacements) I didn't see any sm...
by cerbpyro
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire alarms in my elementary school
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Re: Fire alarms in my elementary school

Now the question I have is with the 4-5 school, the original system was added before 1994 and later than 1986. I believe it was probably a Gamewell zans-400, but what do you think? It was some sort of Gamewell panel from the 80s. Also I remember in 5th grade, the principal asked my teacher to pull ...
by cerbpyro
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: National Time and Signal
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: National Time and Signal

Let me ask... Are the panels made in-house by National Time and Signal? Or are they custom manufactured by another company for NTS? They definitely look like very well-designed panels... Their panels are indeed made in-house. I suspected that they were, as they definitely resemble their master time...
by cerbpyro
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Will Siemens introduce a new line of notification appliances?
Replies: 42
Views: 5705

Re: Will Siemens introduce a new line of notification appliances?

I think even Notifier systems which have historically used Wheelock NA's are switching to SS NA's. I also think I've only seen one or two Siemens systems in the wild, and a lot more Fire lite and Simplex. BTW, the other option is like if they will no longer rebrand nor manufacture NA's or rebrand s...
by cerbpyro
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: National Time and Signal
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: National Time and Signal

Let me ask...

Are the panels made in-house by National Time and Signal? Or are they custom manufactured by another company for NTS? They definitely look like very well-designed panels...
by cerbpyro
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: National Time and Signal
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: National Time and Signal

idontwannaknow wrote:Did the Commanders have "National Time" in place of the "Gentex"?
Yes, they were rebranded by National Time in that manner. The SigCom t-bars also were branded as National Time.
by cerbpyro
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: National Time and Signal
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

National Time and Signal

Hi all, I recently stopped in a newly-built establishment (name/location undisclosed) in my area for a quick errand. It was my first time going into this particular building, and I was expecting your typical Honeywell-subsidiary system (BG-12s, SpectrAlerts, ya know). Anyway, I was in for quite a su...