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by cerbpyro
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Siemens rebranding EST equipment
Replies: 23
Views: 3497

Re: Siemens rebranding EST equipment

Siemens AG purchased both Cerberus Pyrotronics and Faraday in 1996-1997 to form the Siemens Life Safety branch. This predates the EST3 by around 5-7 years.As for Landis & Gyr, one of the larger hospitals in my state (High Point Regional Medical Center) has a HUGE Honeywell system (EST3) with Landis ...
by cerbpyro
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Siemens MXL first boards problems
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Siemens MXL first boards problems

It could be a failure in/of the ALD-2I card, which is the card that allows the I-Series addressable loops to interface with the MXL. I would see about just replacing that card first, and see if it resolves the issue. If you do decide to replace the panel, the Siemens FireFinder XLS has a set of card...
by cerbpyro
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1111
Views: 260072

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

I have been singing professionally with a church choir in my area for just over a month now, and we had a fire alarm test last week during and after rehearsal, so here's the system. The church is one large building made up of four distinct structures, all of which were recently connected to form the...
by cerbpyro
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: New System Sensor addressable smoke and heat detectors
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Re: New System Sensor addressable smoke and heat detectors

I wonder if System Sensor will release new conventional smoke detectors or if those will just be discontinued. They probably will. Honeywell's own security panels (ADEMCO Vista, etc.) and many others support, in some cases exclusively, the System Sensor i3 detectors. Also, most conventional fire al...
by cerbpyro
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 641
Views: 91263

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Hazelman Senior High School --built 1928, 1964, 1974, 1985, 1994, 1997, 2015 Architectural History of Hazelman Senior High School Hazelman opened its doors to it's first 600 students in the fall of 1928, as a four building campus. The Main Building (3 floors) housed 25 classrooms, the Gymnasium, Au...
by cerbpyro
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: PA announcements mentioning the fire alarm.
Replies: 29
Views: 5350

Re: PA announcements mentioning the fire alarm.

My elementary schools always did two drills the first week of school, one the very first day of school, and one usually towards the end of the week (I believe this is a NC requirement for elementary schools). The first was always announced in a manner such as (actual wording varies): "Teachers, plea...
by cerbpyro
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: The "Mysterious" 2901-9838!
Replies: 33
Views: 5539

Re: The "Mysterious" 2901-9838!

I remember reading or hearing somewhere that Faraday took care of the labeling of Simplex's devices. As we know, Faraday switched to that horn mechanism around 1994 when the ADA strobe mandates went into effect. At this point, Simplex had just released their 4900 Series plastic-body signals and nome...
by cerbpyro
Thu May 31, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Semi-Districtwide Upgrade in my local School System...
Replies: 10
Views: 2143

Re: Semi-Districtwide Upgrade in my local School System...

You should try to get your hands on some of that old equipment. Some of it sounds really cool/interesting. As of now, most of the interesting (conventional system) stuff is staying in place as they're only replacing the control panels. The devices in the systems that are being completely overhauled...
by cerbpyro
Wed May 16, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Semi-Districtwide Upgrade in my local School System...
Replies: 10
Views: 2143

Semi-Districtwide Upgrade in my local School System...

So... I just found out yesterday that all of the existing Honeywell-conglomerate and EST fire alarm systems in my school district will be replaced by Siemens systems by the end of August 2018, and the mass upgrade is already underway. All of the existing Cerberus Pyrotronics, Siemens, and Simplex sy...
by cerbpyro
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: My second house fire in 3 months.
Replies: 15
Views: 2419

Re: My second house fire in 3 months.

Okay... I debated on whether or not to post this reply, but here we go... I agree 100% that these lights are a legitimate fire hazard. I applaud the installation of LED bulbs to help prevent "owner error" fires, but (unless they've been rewired) the wiring here is 93 YEARS OLD. Any wiring of that ag...
by cerbpyro
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Favorite pull station?
Replies: 23
Views: 4154

Re: Favorite pull station?

From a practicality standpoint, my votes go to the Simplex T-Bars (4251/2099/4099), the RSG RMS T-Bars with their SigCom equivalents, and the Cerberus Pyrotronics/Siemens MS-151/MS-157. All are durable, reliable, and incredibly simple to operate and reset. From a collector/enthusiast perspective, my...
by cerbpyro
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Siemens discontinues the Faraday brand
Replies: 31
Views: 6616

Re: Siemens discontinues the Faraday brand

I have to admit, I thought that the Faraday brand was already folded into Siemens when I heard this. I guess now it really is. The Faraday panels have been gone for a while now. Also, if you click the Downloads tab on the Siemens Fire Safety site, you can access all of the data sheets for their cur...
by cerbpyro
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Name That Fire Alarm! (2.0)
Replies: 507
Views: 118804

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: 2128

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: 6833

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...