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Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:41 pm

While the system works, I did notice one deficiency: the fire door in my suite’s hallway doesn’t automatically release. Other than that, it’s good.

In my most recent video, you could see me looking at the detectors. That’s because one of my suite mates had his fiancée over, and she was cooking. Thankfully for us, that didn’t set it off.

Also, the time Brandon set it off was the second time the alarm went off that day. Not even thirty minutes after we were let back in, he messed up hot dogs.

I want there to be more alarms for my videos, but I also want them to stop because it’s now just a matter of crying wolf. I’m currently working on a skit based off a reply to the 4chan thread I made. Don’t worry, it’s a SFW thread.
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:54 pm

HenBasket wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:41 pm
While the system works, I did notice one deficiency: the fire door in my suite’s hallway doesn’t automatically release. Other than that, it’s good.
That's certainly something that should be fixed at some point. I wonder if something isn't wired or configured correctly for the door not to close (based on your videos, it doesn't seem to be jammed at all).
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I want there to be more alarms for my videos, but I also want them to stop because it’s now just a matter of crying wolf. I’m currently working on a skit based off a reply to the 4chan thread I made. Don’t worry, it’s a SFW thread.
I understand what you mean there too. The skit sounds funny! I think it can speak for not only you, but all of us who have had to deal with this sort of thing.
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:23 pm

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I understand what you mean there too. The skit sounds funny! I think it can speak for not only you, but all of us who have had to deal with this sort of thing.
I’ll probably need to know how to do CGI smoke, given I probably won’t be able to convince my dorm to allow me to use a fog machine.
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Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:58 pm

I completely forgot to add number 10!
As usual, a language warning.
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:56 am

From the description of that video, the date (not the publish date) says 8/29/18. Are you sure about that?
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:59 am

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From the description of that video, the date (not the publish date) says 8/29/18. Are you sure about that?
Yes. I decided to delay the upload because I had a scheduled upload very close to when it went off.
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:47 am

What’s this, a reply by HenBasket? Could there be another video? Yup.

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Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:03 pm

Should I even bother anymore?

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Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:20 pm

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Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:03 pm
Should I even bother anymore?
I'd say keep the videos going, your reactions are hilarious. I can certainly relate, especially with your reaction at the beginning of this one. I would be THAT angry (and probably using the same words you said) if the fire alarm kept going off in my dorm that much, it's a serious disruption to studies, everyone's moods, etc.

Why college dorms don't hunt down and keep track of who keeps setting off the alarms, I don't know. Aside from potentially fining students for everytime the fire department has to travel to the dorm, there should be some strike system in place for those who set off the alarms. While accidents may happen (in one case, your roommates), there should be some disciplinary action in place for repeat offenders. This would be EASY to do with an addressable system, just track down which detector in which room set off the alarm! Maybe THIS would at least scare students in being more careful with cooking, other "recreational" activities. etc.
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:26 pm

It is addressable. It’s just a different suite every time.
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:07 pm

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Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:26 pm
It is addressable. It’s just a different suite every time.
You would think it would be the same couple of suites setting it off. It would be interesting to see in the future if there's repeat offenders. Seems like when one person accidentally sets it off, they (hopefully) learn from the mistake.
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Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:03 pm

Well at least you can rest well in the knowledge that you aren't stupid enough ti set the alarms off yourself. LOL
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Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:35 pm

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Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:03 pm
Well at least you can rest well in the knowledge that you aren't stupid enough ti set the alarms off yourself. LOL
You were saying? Thankfully, we didn’t need to evacuate, but…

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Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:48 pm

Oopsies. Looks like I jinxed you then. XD
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