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Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:01 pm

Kevtistic wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI0fbs1gPwM - (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.
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.
Kevtistic wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygFJu_OldWA - 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?
Here's an older video in which he explains a similar setup (with the disconnected wires) on an Edwards 6500 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjiwg4MPMCU
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Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:18 pm

Kevtistic wrote:Gonna try my luck at posting videos under the new video guidelines. Would these count as being different from other videos?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWIME_wfOSM - 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.
Acceptable, just don't do it often.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygFJu_OldWA - 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?
Same thing.
Kevtistic wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI0fbs1gPwM - (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.
Select-A-Strobes are not that uncommon, now if they are the new version, that's way uncommon.
Kevtistic wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKRzJytbC4I - (bad quality) A very unusual whoop...it reminds me of the old Scientific Prototypes emergency vehicle sirens once used by the NYPD.
Federal SelecTone. Still unusual.
Kevtistic wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qh_-_cC_c4 - 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).
VA4s are a bit more common now.
Kevtistic wrote: 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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Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:02 pm

Kevtistic wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=514mxvWNuZU - 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.
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Still common though, as in we've seen enough of them.
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Kevtistic wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym8w-yo8uqQ - (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.
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Kevtistic wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEP4LJlTDys - 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.
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Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:11 pm

Kevtistic wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEP4LJlTDys - 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 also hear a Radionics/Bosch panel in the background sounding its fire alarm tone
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Kevtistic wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym8w-yo8uqQ - (bad quality) Code-3 whoop from inside a home, a rather unusual place to hear such a coding.
Its pretty typical to hear Code 3 everywhere now, its an standard remember. That happens to be a Brinks system (meh)
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