List your homemade fire alarm panel specs

Here you can list your homemade fire alarm panel specs
This includes how you are powering it from main 120V AC as well as battery backup

I know this is “Very” late, but I wanted to Share. (Hopefully the Mods don’t come for me :upside_down_face:)

MFA Emergency Signaling

Controller Signaling Mark 7 (CS7) Series

A 7 Zone Fire Alarm Control Panel with some Extra Features…

  • 7 Programmable Zone Hardware Types, Response Actions, and Report Codes for Each Zone.

  • 7 Different Coding options , Steady, Marchtime 120 and 90, Code 3, Cadence March Code
    4-4-4-4, Pulse, and California Code.

  • 2 Custom relays which can be programmed to any programmable event.

  • 3 NACs Which can be programmed.

  • A Variety of Sync Protocols, Including an under development “Universal Strobe Sync Protocol”.

  • Supports Priority 2, Secondary EVAC, Burglar and Weather/EAS Emergency’s. (Extra Hardware needed for Weather/EAS.)

  • The panel Can be tripped with “Vista Connection”, Which means that the Bell Circuit of a Security Panel can activate the CS7 to the appropriate mode. (External Relay Required)

  • The CS7 panel is powered by 24 Volts Filtered DC as its primary power input, It also has a Secondary power input of 24 Volts Filtered DC for use of batteries or secondary supply. (Note: The CS7 Does NOT Charge the Batteries) These Power inputs are also monitored by voltage and current for extra safety measures.

  • Support for Modular Card Extensions and Compatible I/O Devices using UART Serial Port.

  • Two Stage, PreSignal, Verification, Resettable power, and 2 Wire Smoke Detector support built in.

  • And many more features!!

Here is a Photo of the Basic layout of the panel.

Might be selling Kits or Pre-built versions of this panel soon…

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Damn, thats a hell of a FACP

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I know. It doesn’t help that I have next to no experience with coding. @MrFireAlarm and I will be working on panels and devices together, and they seem to have way more experience with that sort of stuff, so that should help a little.

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Yes indeed,

The Intelligent Fire Security 1000 (IFS1000) Series shares an Identical Design as the Control Signal Mark 8 (CS8) Series with a few changes…

The CS8 Model also supports Ethernet remote programming and monitoring, Field programming like a Honeywell Vista System. A 5 Priority system is capable of handling multiple emergencies in one unit. An EAS card that ties the panel to the NOAA weather radio Network. The unit can also be tied to the CS9 series of expander panels and annunciators.

I don’t know if @Alex_Wilkinson will implement this, since he did not mention it.

CS8 in its first Prototype.

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All programming software is self-contained, everything can be keypad programmed. EAS implies that it can be connected to a weather radio, and a printer is a possible add-on

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Panel I’ll build over the summer: Wilkintech FSx.
Main card: 1 zone, 1 nac, 3 partitions. Zone expansion will go in groups of three, and NACs will be expanded 1 at a time. This panel will be entirely relay based


I should probably make this clear. These are plan for a future flagship panel, not something that currently exists.

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Nice, awesome specs for a fire alarm panel

Very late, but I thought I’d redo the post.
Wilkintech iFS1000
Base form:
:arrow_forward: 2 SLC loops, 255 points each, running on NITC or KiloSpeed protocols (KiloSpeed being developed by @MrFireAlarm)
:arrow_forward: 4 physical NACs, and virtually infinite virtual NACs
:arrow_forward: 20 programmable relays
:arrow_forward: virtually infinite virtual zones
Add ons:
:arrow_forward: input card: 10 inputs
:arrow_forward: i/o card: 10 inputs, 10 outputs
:arrow_forward: output card: 10 dry/wet contact outputs
:arrow_forward: voice evac with field-recordable messages
:arrow_forward: network card
:arrow_forward: fire suppression card
:arrow_forward: loop card: 2 more slc loops
Signal coding options
:arrow_forward: Wilkintech
:arrow_forward: Ussp
:arrow_forward: System Sensor
:arrow_forward: Gentex
:arrow_forward: Wheelock
:arrow_forward: Steady
:arrow_forward: California code
:arrow_forward: 20/60/90/120 bpm march time
:arrow_forward: temporal 3
:arrow_forward: temporal 4
:arrow_forward: twostage, pre-signal and verification are built in
:arrow_forward: built-in 120vac-24vdc transformer. This panel outputs filtered dc and charges the batteries
It’s worth noting that this is currently fictional


Redoing the CS8 as well ig.

  • 2 SLC Loops (Point Num Undetermined) NITC or KiloSpeed, with VirtualNAC and Voice over VirtualNAC (VoVAC).
  • 5 NACS, Infinite VNACs (Via SLC)
  • 5 On Board Relays (Programmable)
  • 15 Hardware Zone, Infinite Software Zones
  • 5 Priority System.
  • One Hardware Voice Channel, 3 Voice Channels with VoVNAC. (KIloSpeed Only)
  • Built in Ethernet, Contact IP supported.
  • Two Stage, PreSignal, Programmable Verification

Add Ons

  • I/O Card, 10 Supervised Dry Contacts and 10 Form C Dry Relays
  • Voice Command Center Module (5, Hardware Voice Zones, 10 Software)
  • Loop Card, 2 extra SLCs
  • Suppression Card, 2 Releasing Zones.
  • Secondary Ethernet + Wifi Module

Sync and Signal coding

  • Universal Strobe Sync Protocol
  • Wilkintech Class B Sync
  • Gentex
  • Wheelock
  • System Sensor
  • Temporal 3
  • Temporal 4
  • March Time, (60/90/120)
  • Slow Whoop (Voice Systems)

Note that the iFS1000 and CS8 are completely Identical, except that a few specs and features are Omitted from the two Variants.

Unlike the iFS1000, the CS8 Does Exist, but in a very limited base form.

FTW Alarms FireAlert 36 zone intelligent addressable fire alarm control panel
20 amp integrated power supply with monitored battery charger
Enable controls key switch
Keypad for entering data/user codes
Backlit LCD display
LED indicators
36 zones
2 addressable sounder circuits (FTW Alarms 34490-O-H-S addressable smoke/heat sensor sounders have 4 terminals, 2 for the detector and two for the integrated sounder)
FTW Alarms FireAlert addressable protocol
Fully programmable from the panel controls or using FTW Alarms FireAlert Config Software
Fully programmable cause and effect
Fully programmable delays, zones, pre-alarm and 2 stage alarm
Virtually infinite event log