Interesting / Unusual Alarm System Vids

Gonna try my luck at posting videos under the new video guidelines. Would these count as being different from other videos? - Here is a recent video from twoplyboy (not sure if he has an account here); a 270-SPO pull station sets off ceiling-mount speakers–signal coding is the Notifier slow whoop. More info in the video. - Another one of twoplyboy’s latest videos; a panel is being tested, and in the background, a high-pitched slow whoop can be heard. More info in the video. Note the disconnected wires; what are those for? - (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE) White Select-A-strobes above piezos in code-3. These are located throughout a house, which is very unusual for a fire alarm system. There are other piezos (MA/SS sounding) that can be heard in the background. - (bad quality) A very unusual whoop…it reminds me of the old Scientific Prototypes emergency vehicle sirens once used by the NYPD. - VA4 horn/strobes in continuous–notice the one at the beginning that is over a backplate–it replaced an older alarm. Pull stations appear to be of the “Lift and Pull” type (Potter/Radionics).

I hope these videos count as being unusual/interesting…and I’m sorry if they’re not. But then again, videos like the weird slow whoop in video 4 could be considered unusual…

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Looks like it could be an apartment. The mini-horn is an in-suite silenceable Simplex model that can be silenced by touching the two little touch-sensitive pads next to the L.E.D.

Here’s an older video in which he explains a similar setup (with the disconnected wires) on an Edwards 6500

Acceptable, just don’t do it often.

Same thing.

Select-A-Strobes are not that uncommon, now if they are the new version, that’s way uncommon.

Federal SelecTone. Still unusual.

VA4s are a bit more common now. - An unusual coding for fire alarm systems–a descending whoop tone. Any ideas on what alarm this might be?

Sounds European. That video was not recorded in the US. - (bad quality) Starting to become a little uncommon these days, are what sound like 2901-9806 horns (signal coding continuous) on Simplex(?) strobe plates.

Still common though, as in we’ve seen enough of them. - This large speaker w/ a Asian woman voice that also sounds a whoop in slow code-3. - (bad quality) Code-3 whoop from inside a home, a rather unusual place to hear such a coding.

Sounds like a home security system. Code/Temporal three is standard coding for fire alarm these days so anything from 9V smokes to a security system is going to do the code three. - An EST panel (presumably) w/ an Integrity horn/strobe + EST photoelectric detector–the strange thing is that (unseen) there is a coded pull station used in the system! It sends a code to the system in a 3-1-5 pattern.

I can hear a 10" Single-Stroke Bell also. Definitely a cool vid. - A musical montage of several different fire/emergency call point stations (some behind Stopper II models; one has a panel) at this one school. No actual alarms are shown, though.

I also hear a Radionics/Bosch panel in the background sounding its fire alarm tone

Its pretty typical to hear Code 3 everywhere now, its an standard remember. That happens to be a Brinks system (meh) (use of strong language included).

A video of someone removing their smoke alarm claiming it’s annoying them.

What is the point of posting this?

This is also Kevistics video thread…


Sorry. I thought this was a thread for posting videos in general, rather than just for one person to be doing it.

A pretty rare find; a technician testing an older flush-mounted Pyrotronics F-series high-voltage smoke connected to an old Edwards system. A Pyrotronics CTZ control unit can be seen inside the Edwards panel at the end of the video (white box with “2nd Floor Smoke Detector”).

That smoke should not be in service…